Current Residents

Erica Roman, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Education: PharmD, Belmont University College of Pharmacy

Hometown: DuQuoin, IL

Interests: Critical Care, Cardiology

Ongoing Research: Implementation of student-led medication reconciliation program in a community hospital.

TriStar Centennial Medical Center stood out among the other numerous residency programs in the surrounding Nashville area due to the diverse amount of clinical rotations offered throughout the program. Additionally, I was impressed with the number of clinical pharmacists and their substantial knowledge and active participation during daily rounds. TriStar Centennial demonstrates a strong pharmacy presence which echoes the importance of pharmacists as integral members of the healthcare team. The preceptors at Centennial challenge you to become a life-long learner and to become a well-rounded clinical pharmacist, equipping you to provide optimal patient care. I am confident that a PGY-1 at TriStar Centennial will prepare me for the next role in my career as a pharmacist.

Emily Harris, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Education: Pharm D, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy; Bachelor of Science in Applied Biochemistry, Lipscomb University

Hometown: Winchester, TN

Interests: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Ongoing Research: Extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) - producing _Enterobacteriaceae_: the impact of empiric antibiotics and a clinical risk score

The PGY1 residency program at Tristar Centennial Medical Center was very impressive during the residency interview process because of the vast array of learning opportunities. All of the rotations offered included my personal area of interests, and allowed for exploration of areas that I did not receive much exposure to as a student. It was very apparent on my interview day that Centennial's pharmacy team was dedicated to offering excellent service to their patients. I am honored to have the opportunity to spend the next year training with Centennial's pharmacy staff, and I am excited to see what doors are opened for my career as a pharmacist after this year.

Liz Davis, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Education: Pharm D, Belmont University College of Pharmacy; Bachelor of Science in Biology/Chemistry, Manchester University

Hometown: Argos, IN

Interests: Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry

Ongoing Research: Implementation of clinical decision support for drug-induced QTc prolongation

The PGY1 residency program at TriStar Centennial set itself apart from other programs by offering a wide variety of clinical experiences. I knew that I would not only have the opportunity to further explore my personal interests, but also strengthen areas I'm not as familiar with. I saw that Centennial was a program that focused on the goals and teaching, of not only the residents, but also the pharmacy students that have rotations here. I know this opportunity will give me the necessary challenges and experiences to be a more confident and well-rounded pharmacist.

Radha Patel, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Education: PharmD, University of Tennessee

Hometown: Mt. Juliet, TN

Interests: Critical Care

Ongoing Research: Evaluation of an automatic vancomycin dosing policy at a tertiary care facility

During the interview process, I found that TriStar Centennial Medical Center's PGY1 residency program was a natural fit for my personal and professional goals. The presence of pharmacy on multidisciplinary teams is an integral key to delivering comprehensive medical services for patients, and this environment at TCMC is what drew me to the PGY1 pharmacy residency program. TCMC's PGY1 residency program provides the clinical rigor and supportive environment necessary to my continued growth as a pharmacist which will allow me to contribute to the advancement of pharmacy. With diverse opportunities available at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, I am confident that I will be a well-rounded, competent clinical pharmacist after completing my PGY1 pharmacy residency.

McKinley Mitchell, PharmD

PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident

Education: PharmD, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy

PGY-1:Pharmacy Practice at Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana

Hometown: Alpharetta, GA

Interests: Psychiatric pharmacy, Substance Abuse Disorders, and Neurology

Ongoing Research: Trends of stimulant use in a large healthcare system

Prior to beginning her pharmacy education at the University of Georgia, she developed an interest in behavioral health, addiction, as well as their associated cultural stigmas and novel treatment regimens. She sought experiences in psychiatric research while in school and pursued a PGY-1 residency program with opportunities in both adult and pediatric inpatient psychiatry. She is excited for the variety of experiences available through this program to further her skills and abilities and is confident that she will be well prepared at the close of this residency year to continue pursuit of a career in psychiatric pharmacy.

Belinda Li, PharmD

PGY-2 Oncology Residency (in collaboration with the University of Tennessee and HCA)

Education: PharmD, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy

PGY-1:TriStar Centennial Medical Center

Hometown: Duluth, GA

Interests: Stem cell transplant, hematologic malignancies, oncology investigational drugs

Ongoing Research: Evaluating safety and appropriateness of inpatient monitoring of oral chemotherapy and investigational oral chemotherapy

My PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at TriStar Centennial provided me a well-rounded, comprehensive background knowledge of both clinical and operational pharmacy services. I chose to continue my pharmacy education at TriStar Centennial because of the wide variety of oncology services offered, as well as the interprofessional collaboration between physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dieticians, social workers, and many other health care providers. This program offers a wide array of rotations, allowing for an optimal environment for me to continue to expand in my areas of interest and refine my areas of weakness. I am excited to have the opportunity to continue to work with and learn from the pharmacy team at TriStar Centennial Medical Center.

Past Residents

Class of 2018
Taylor Loosier
Belinda Li
Thomas Neal
Elizabeth Rahm
Sarah Mehringer (PGY-2 Cardiology)
Myaa Lightfoot (PGY-2 Psychiatry)

Class of 2017
Mike Allen
Erin Todd
Sarah Mehringer
Erin Loncharic

Class of 2016
Michael Massmann
Janelle Poyant
Quynh Ho
Vata Hernandez
Zach Klick (PGY-2 Cardiology)
Emily Wright (PGY-2 Psychiatry)

Class of 2015
Kieu Nguyen
Kenny Carver
Emily Loveless
Chenette Burks
Sheena Mathew
Liz Hofammann

Class of 2014
Kyla Leon
Rhett Hogan
Nicholas Peters
Jason Wright

Class of 2013
Nicholas Carris
Erica Frazier
Lesley Pahs
Michael Vertin

Class of 2012
Marty Bruck
Shabnam Jeddi
Adam Sanders
Adam Wilcox

Class of 2011
Eve Darnell
Katie Miller
Paul Schrimsher
Rachel Younger Matthews

Class of 2010
Jon Bunn
Kim Meyerhoff
Rodney Thompson
Mary Janet Williams

Class of 2009
Sarita Bhat
Thuy Dang
Alex Fagan
Stephanie Pieszchalski

Class of 2008
Amber Cook
Laura Dickey
Jackie Harris
Jennifer Harris

Class of 2007
Blossom Burkitt
Mahsa Sharifi
Emily Wallis
Erin Willis

Class of 2006
Belinda Burton
Lori Hellums
Jenny Liaw
Quentin Minson