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Residency Program at Plainview Hospital

Plainview Hospital Pharmacy Residency


The postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency at Plainview Hospital offers residents the opportunity to accelerate professional growth beyond entry-level proficiency. The 12-month accredited program enhances skills in managing medication-use systems and supports optimal medication therapy outcomes for patients with a broad range of illnesses.

Residents will experience unit-based pharmacy practice during the course of each clinical rotation and will be involved in direct patient care. They will work collaboratively with a pharmacist, medical team and other healthcare providers, and will serve as a drug information resource.  Rotations will be tailored to the resident’s field of interest and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) requirements. 

This program prepares residents to assume positions as direct patient care clinicians, serve as adjunct or full-time faculty for a college of pharmacy or pursue a PGY2 residency in a focused area of practice.

Faculty Staff and Preceptors

Dennis Karagannis, RPh, MS
Program Director
Mr. Karagannis is the director of pharmacy and has been practicing for over 30 years as a pharmacy leader. Mr. Karagannis received his pharmacy degree from St. John’s University.

Elissa DiPasquale, PharmD, BCPS
Program Coordinator
Dr. DiPasquale is the assistant director of clinical pharmacy and education services.  She received her PharmD from the University of Southern California and completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency at Department of Veterans Affairs in Northport, NY.

Jonathan Falsetta, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Coordinator
Dr. Falsetta is a critical care/internal medicine clinical pharmacy coordinator. He received his PharmD from the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Long Island University. He also completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Residency Learning Experiences

Core rotations

  • Intensive care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Internal medicine

Elective rotations

  • Infectious disease
  • Nephrology
  • Psychiatry
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Administration
  • Orthopedics/Rehabilitation
  • Ambulatory HIV Clinic
  • Pediatrics
  • Other - resident’s area of interest

Longitudinal Experience

  • Research Project
  • Preceptor to APPE and IPPE students
  • Pager responsibilities (residents are expected to attend all codes and rapid responses)
  • Teaching Certificate Program

Current Residents

Jaclene Dabbour


The University of Arizona - Bachelors of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology (2010)

Harding University (Searcy, AR) - Doctor of Pharmacy (2014), Masters of Business Administration (2013)

Professional Organizations

APhA-ASP, ASHP, LISHP, NCPA, Arkansas Pharmacist Association

Leadership positions held

APhA-ASP, Harding University Chapter President
Harding University College of Pharmacy Class of 2014 President
Board of Director Student Representative, Arkansas Pharmacist Association


Psychiatry, Administration

Research Project Abstract Title           

Pharmacist driven cost utilization of nebulizer bronchodilator therapy- a multidisciplinary approach to reducing costs in a community teaching hospital


Kyle Dipaola


Northeastern University – Doctor of Pharmacy (2014)

Professional Organizations




Research Project Abstract Title

Clinical Impact of Pharmacy Directed Monitoring of Vancomycin Therapy with Physician and Nursing Collaboration

Matt Bilhimer        


The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy (2014)
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Studies (2013)

Professional Organizations          


Leadership positions held

ASHP New Practitioners Forum – Membership Outreach Advisory Group
ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum – Policy and Legislative Advocacy Advisory Group
KCHP Government Affairs Committee
University of Kansas Student Senate


Emergency medicine, critical care, psychiatry

Research Project Abstract Title

Examination of clinical and financial outcomes of patients presenting with sepsis, with and without a pharmacist present, in a community teaching hospital emergency department


Past Residents

 Name  School, State  First Post-Residency Position, State
Residency Year 2013-2014                   
James Priano Thomas Jefferson University, PA  Emergency Medicine PGY2 – Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ
Frieda Miller Long Island University, NY Ambulatory Care PGY2- Brookdale University Hospital, NY
Lauren Kaveski St. John’s University, NY Infectious Disease Fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center, CA
Residency Year 2012-2013    
Lisa Modelevsky Midwestern University - Chicago College of Pharmacy, IL Oncology PGY2 – Boston Medical Center, MA


How to Apply

Plainview Hospital pharmacy residency programs utilize 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:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Three (3) letters of professional recommendations
  • Official transcripts

Program Contacts

Elissa DiPasquale, PharmD, BCPS
888 Old Country Rd.
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 719-3341

Dennis Karagannis, RPh, MS
888 Old Country Rd.
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 719-2345


About Plainview Hospital

Plainview Hospital, a member of North Shore-LIJ Health System, is an acute care community hospital with 219 beds that treats patients with a wide range of medical, surgical, obstetric and gynecological conditions. It has an exceptional same-day surgery program and is also the site of one of the Don Monti Cancer Centers.

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