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Residency Program at Lenox Hill Hospital

Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital

The postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency at Lenox Hill Hospital is committed to offering pharmacists the highest level of training to increase drug therapy knowledge, develop skills in leadership and increase confidence as health system practitioners. 

Our pharmacy department offers an array of clinical services, as well as technologically advanced systems for medication use. Residents working toward their goal of optimal patient care outcomes will also benefit from the guidance of an interdisciplinary team of professionals from North Shore-LIJ Health System.
 

Residency Learning Experience

Core rotations

  • Internal medicine
  • Intensive care
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Pharmacy informatics
  • Pharmacy administration
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Infectious disease
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Staffing

Elective rotation

  • To be determined based on resident's interests and skills assessment

 

Residency Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical insurance
  • Travel support for residency-related conferences
     

How to Apply

Lenox Hill Hospital pharmacy residency program utilizes the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for all resident application submissions. 

We require the following documents be submitted through the PhORCAS site as part of our application packet:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official college transcript
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
     

Residency Staff

Paul T. Nowierski, BS Pharmacy
Program Director

Paul T. Nowierski takes pride in leading Lenox Hill Hospital’s department of pharmacy with Clinical Pharmacists - Advanced Practice, a program that focuses on neonatal/pediatric services, intensive care services for medicine, surgery and cardiac care, as well as emergency and anticoagulation services.

Our pharmacy residency program has forged a solid relationship with Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Long Island University (LIU), which contributes on-site LIU faculty along with more than 50 student rotations yearly -- of which Paul precepts 30. This includes rotations in IV admixture, information technology, medication safety and hospital pharmacy administration.

Over the last 10 years, Mr. Nowierski has been able to redesign the physical pharmacy, IV clean room, admixture services and workflow/distribution. He also doubled the staffing to help deliver improved patient care on a daily basis. Many of the improvements were technological advances, which included the configuration of Sunrise Clinical Manager for CPOE (2005) and Sunrise Medication Manager for PIS (2009). This embedded safeguards, smart alerts and clinically correct order sentences in the system to enhance the physicians’ order entry, reducing common sense medication errors by 50 percent. He also introduced Omnicell Automated Technology (2004) in all areas from operating rooms to nursing units to change the medication distribution process, increasing medication safety and reducing turnaround for nurses/physicians to bring medications closer to the point of care.

“These past 10 years have taught us that we can always improve on the work we have done,” said Mr. Nowierski. “We can always enhance technology to bring us to a new level, and we need to continually believe that it is our staff that ultimately defines the character of our pharmacy services. We therefore must continue to invest in our people, improving their skills, to enhance the patient outcome and our contribution to the healthcare team.”
 

Preceptors

Nicholas Zerilli, PharmD, BCPS
Program Coordinator & Program Preceptor

Dr. Zerilli is an advanced-practice clinical pharmacist and program coordinator for the residency program. His primary practice sites include cardiothoracic surgical intensive care, orthopaedic, psychiatric, and general surgery units.  He also manages the investigational drug service at Lenox Hill Hospital.  He received his PharmD from the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at LIU.

Eniko Gyuratz, PharmD
Dr. Gyuratz is currently serving as pharmacy manager of oncology services.  Her primary practice site is the Outpatient Infusion & Blood Donor Center.
She received her PharmD from St. John’s University, graduating magna cum laude, and has been a pharmacist for seven years with experience in both retail and hospital settings.  

Michael Kovalycsik, PharmD
Dr. Kovalycsik is a Pharmacy Clinical Informatics Specialist.  He is responsible for development, implementation and maintenance of all pharmacy-related systems, including computerized physician order entry systems, automated dispensing systems and pharmacy support systems.  Dr. Kovalycsik received his PharmD from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University. 

Chaicharn Luangkamthorn, PharmD
Dr. Luangkamthorn is the assistant director of pharmacy at Lenox Hill Hospital.  He received his PharmD from MCPHS University (Boston) with a minor in Nuclear Pharmacy and his MBA from Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. He has worked in retail and inpatient pharmacy settings.  He currently serves as a preceptor for the staffing component of the residency program.

Lori Nisanyan, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Nisanyan is the emergency department (ED) clinical pharmacist at Lenox Hill Hospital. She is a graduate of St. John’s University and completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at The Valley Hospital. She joined the clinical pharmacy team in 2012 and serves as a residency program preceptor for the emergency medicine rotation.

Julia Slavin, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Slavin is an advanced-practice clinical pharmacist.  Her primary practice sites include the neonatal intensive care and adult internal medicine units.
She received her BS from Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at LIU and received her PharmD from the University of Florida.

Raisa Telis, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Telis is an advanced-practice clinical pharmacist. Her primary practice sites include the inpatient medical units, cardiology critical care unit and post-interventional cardiology unit. She received her BS in pharmacy from Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at LIU and her PharmD from University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Benjamin Wee, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Wee is an advanced-practice clinical pharmacist.  His primary practice sites include medical and surgical intensive care, telemetry, and general surgery units. He received his PharmD from the SUNY Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.  He completed his PGY-1 (Pharmacy Practice) and PGY-2 (Critical Care) residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  He joined the clinical pharmacy team in 2013 and serves as a residency program preceptor for the critical care rotation.
 

Current Resident(s)

Gabrielle Dunsky, PharmD
Dr. Dunsky received her PharmD from Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Science, Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. Her current areas of interest include infectious disease and critical care. Upon completion of the residency, she sees herself really focusing on patient care by pursuing clinical pharmacy.

Geremy Carpenter, PharmD
Dr. Carpenter received his PharmD from the University of Mississippi College of Pharmacy in Oxford, MS.  His current areas of interest include critical care, infectious disease and emergency medicine. Geremy plans to pursue a career as a clinical pharmacist by completing a PGY-2 specialty residency in one of these areas.
 

Past Resident(s)

Hanna Yudchyts, PharmD
Dr. Yudchyts received her PharmD from & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Science, Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY.  She completed her PGY-1 residency at Lenox Hill in 2014 and obtained and a PGY-2 residency specializing in oncology at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California.  She sees herself pursuing a career as a clinical pharmacist or as a pharmacy administrator upon completion of the residency. 

Atrik Aryan, PharmD
Dr. Aryan received his PharmD from Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Science, Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY.  He completed his PGY-1 residency at Lenox Hill in 2014 and obtained and a PGY-2 residency specializing in medication use safety at the US Department of Veterans Affairs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  As a passionate pharmacist and a technology enthusiast, Atrik looks forward to combining his skills from both areas to improve patient care and patient safety.  Upon completion of his PGY-2 pharmacy practice residency Atrik aims to pursue a career in pharmacy informatics.

Charrai Byrd, PharmD
Dr. Byrd received his PharmD from Touro College of Pharmacy in NY, NY.  He completed his PGY-1 residency at Lenox Hill in 2013 and is currently employed as an oncology pharmacist at New York Presbyterian Hospital in NY, NY.
 

Program Contacts

For more information on our pharmacy residency program, contact one of the following:

Paul T. Nowierski, BS, Pharmacy
Residency Program Director
Director of Pharmacy & Clinical Services     
            
Email: pnowierski@nshs.edu                                    

Nicholas Zerilli, PharmD, BCPS                                   
Residency Program Coordinator & Program Preceptor                                   
Clinical Pharmacist Advanced Practice                      
Email: nzerilli@nshs.edu

Lori Nisanyan, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Preceptor
Clinical Pharmacist Advanced Practice
Email: lnisanyan@nshs.edu

Julia Slavin, PharmD, BCPS                                                    
Clinical Pharmacist Advanced Practice                     
Residency Program Preceptor
Email: jslavin@nshs.edu                                              

Raisa Telis, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Preceptor
Clinical Pharmacist Advanced Practice                        
Email: rtelis@nshs.edu

Benjamin Wee, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Preceptor
Clinical Pharmacist Advanced Practice                        
Email: bwee@nshs.edu
 

About Lenox Hill Hospital

Established in 1857, Lenox Hill Hospital is a 652-bed, acute care hospital located on Manhattan's Upper East Side that has earned a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. It is particularly well known for excellence in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, orthopaedics, sports medicine, otolaryngology/head and neck surgery and maternal/child health. The hospital is also a recognized leader in public health education and community outreach.

Lenox Hill Hospital has proven to be an innovative leader in many fields and is committed to providing a high standard of patient care to a socioeconomically and ethnically diverse patient population, with multilingual translators available 24 hours a day.

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