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Jill Cwik, Pharm.D.

Title: PGY-2 Residency Program Director; Clinical Pharmacist, Cardiology/Critical Care
Education: Pharm.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006
Training: PGY-1, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007; PGY-2 Cardiology, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 2009
Practice Area: Cardiac/Medical Intensive Care Unit
Research Interests: Delirium in the Medical Intensive Care and Severe Alcohol withdrawal

Rotation Description:
The Medical/ Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (MCICU) rotation is a learning experience designed for pharmacy residents to develop the skills, knowledge, and values expected by a clinical pharmacy specialist practicing in critical care medicine. The rounding team is a multidisciplinary team consisting of an attending physician, medical residents and interns, emergency medicine interns, palliative care physician and nurse, clinical pharmacist, respiratory therapist, clinical ethicist, and nurses. This team meets daily to discuss and optimize patient care. Teaching rounds begin promptly at 1130 daily for topic discussions and issues related to patients in the medical/ cardiac intensive care unit.

Karen Caylor, Pharm.D., BCPS
Title: Clinical Pharmacist, Pediatrics Education: Pharm.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007
Training: PGY-1, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 2008; PGY-2 Pediatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2009
Practice Area: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Research Interests: vancomycin dosing and kinetics in pediatrics, dexmedetomidine use in PICU patients, and opioid and benzodiazepine withdrawal in children

Rotation Description: The pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) rotation is a 4 – 6 week rotation that focuses on the provision of pharmaceutical care services to the pediatric population. The PICU is a 15 bed unit that encompasses patients ranging in age from newborns to adolescents. The patient population includes traumas, post- operative cases, and general medical issues. Residents will participate in daily rounds with an interdisciplinary team, of which responsibilities include: review of patient profiles, provision of drug information, development of evidence-based therapeutic plans, and development of short and long term monitoring plans. Residents will also be involved in helping with pharmacokinetic monitoring for appropriate medications, providing parenteral nutrition support for patients, and participating in pediatric emergencies. Participation in a minimum of 2 topic discussions per week is expected. Topics will include but are not limited to septic shock, traumatic brain injury, seizures, diabetic ketoacidosis, pressors/neuromuscular blockers, pulmonary hypertension, continuous renal replacement therapy, and extracorporeal membranous oxygenation. Residents will also provide education through inservices or more formal presentations to the pharmacy staff, physicians, and nurses.

Amish Doshi, Pharm.D.
Title: PGY-2 Residency Coordinator; Clinical Pharmacist, Surgical Intensive Care
Education: Pharm.D., St. Louis College of Pharmacy, 1997
Training: PGY-1, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 2003
Practice Area: Surgical Intensive Care
Research Interests: traumatic brain injury, and sedation and analgesia in critically injured patients

Rotation Description: The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) is a 14 bed closed unit which is comprised primarily of trauma, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic, and general surgery patients. Lutheran General Hospital serves as a site for surgical resident training. Residents choosing to rotate through the SICU would participate in multidisciplinary trauma rounds providing recommendations on medication therapy and monitoring as well as reviewing medication therapy for non-trauma patients. Opportunities to provide informal pharmacotherapy education during rounds and formal lectures during noon conference or morning report to our surgical residents may be available. Attendance at various committee meetings throughout the hospital such as CPR committee, hypothermia committee, and the medication usage and safety team for the emergency room is required.

Amina George, Pharm.D.
Title: Staff Pharmacist
Education: Pharm.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2008
Training: PGY-1, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 2009
Practice Area: Staffing Research Interests: Emergency medicine

Rotation Description: The Emergency Department (ED) rotation a 6 week rotataion designed to expose residents to the various roles of a clinical pharmacy specialist in the ED setting. The healthcare team in the ED is comprised of medical students, residents, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, clinical psychiatrists, attending physicians and pharmacists. The rotation setting is unique due to direct involvement with medical decision making, drug evaluation and administration to ED patients. The rotation can be challenging due to the dynamic ED setting and the need to manage multiple problems simultaneously, often making clinical decisions in a very rapid fashion. The resident will work as part of the healthcare team to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care, including emergency medical and trauma resuscitation.

Sarah M. Wieczorkiewicz, Pharm.D., BCPS
Title: PGY-1 Residency Program Director; Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases
Education: Pharm.D., Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, 2005
Training: PGY-1, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland OR, 2006; Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2008
Practice Area: Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Teaching Certificate Program
Research Interests: Antimicrobial Resistance, Clostridium difficile infection, pharmacodynamics, Infection Prevention, and pharmacy education

Rotation Description: The Infectious Diseases (ID) rotation is a 6-week learning experience designed for the critical care resident to expand upon foundational ID knowledge as well as develop the clinical and problem-solving skills necessary to practice independently while providing care to patients who are infected. Residents will review hospital-wide antimicrobial use and provide positive blood culture assessments daily. Residents will participate in and lead topic discussions throughout the rotation. Additionally, readings are given as resources for residents to develop knowledge of disease states with which they are not familiar or to increase depth of knowledge of pathophysiology, drug therapy or clinical guidelines. Topics include basic infectious disease states such as CAP/HAP/VAP, SSSI’s, intra-abdominal infections, etc. as well as other areas of interest the resident may have such as HIV/AIDS, opportunistic infections, invasive fungal infections, pediatric infectious diseases, etc. An opportunity to round with the adult and pediatric infectious diseases teams is available based on the resident’s interests. Residents will also attend various ID-related meetings such as the pneumonia committee, SCIP, Antimicrobial Stewardship Team, Infection Prevention, etc.

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