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Current PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

Michelle Miller
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Site: Temple University Hospital 

  • Area of interest: Critical care, Infectious Diseases
  • Education: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
  • Research project: Impact of Symptom-Triggered Nurse Driven Protocol for the Management of Alcohol Withdrawal in the ICU
  • DUE Project: Accuracy of Indication Selected Upon Ordering of Common Antibiotics
  • CE Topic: Refractory Septic Shock
  • Hobbies: Running, biking, cooking, brunching
  • Fun fact: I did a 6-week canoe trip in the outback of Canada my senior year of high school
  • Contact info: michelle.miller@tuhs.temple.edu

Geena Kludjian
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Site: Temple University Hospital 

  • Area of interest: Infectious Diseases, Ambulatory Care
  • Education: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences (2019)
  • Research project: Management of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Kidney Transplant Recipients
  • DUE Project: CIWA Protocol
  • CE Topic: Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas
  • Hobbies: Exercising, traveling, eating, beaching
  • Fun fact: I love grocery shopping
  • Contact info: geena.kludjian@tuhs.temple.edu

Ishani Shah
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Site: Temple University Hospital 

  • Area of interest: Infectious Diseases and Transplant
  • Education: Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University
  • Research project: Comparison of Aspergillosis Prophylaxis Regimen After Lung Transplantation
  • DUE Project: Liposomal Bupivacaine (Exparel®)
  • CE Topic: Drop the Trough: AUC/MIC Dosing of Vancomycin
  • Hobbies: Traveling, practicing yoga, playing with my puppy Leo
  • Fun fact: I am color blind
  • Contact info: ishani.shah2@tuhs.temple.edu

Kayla Hiryak
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Site: Temple University Hospital 

  • Area of interest: Internal Medicine, Transplant
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy (Wilkes-Barre, PA) 2019
  • Research project: Clinical Consequences in Patients Experiencing Leukopenia and Neutropenia After Solid Organ Transplant
  • DUE Project: Intravenous Levothyroxine
  • CE Topic: Dosing Considerations in Patients Receiving ECMO
  • Hobbies: Biking, running, reading, crafting
  • Fun fact: My favorite color is aqua
  • Contact info: kayla.hiryak@tuhs.temple.edu

Della Xu
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Site: Jeanes Hospital 

  • Area of interest: Hematology/Oncology, Transplant
  • Education: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
  • Research project: Evaluation of triple therapy ascorbic acid, thiamine, and hydrocortisone in sepsis and septic shock in the critical care unit of a community hospital
  • DUE Project: Hypertonic Saline
  • CE Topic: Graft-versus-Host Disease in Stem Cell Transplant Patients
  • Hobbies: Love to sing and travel and trying new restaurants in center city
  • Contact info: della.xu@tuhs.temple.edu

Previous PGY1 Pharmacy Residents