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Residency Program at Plainview Hospital

Residency at Plainview Hospital

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. 


Residency Learning Experiences

Core rotations

  • Intensive care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Internal medicine

Elective rotations

  • Infectious disease
  • Nephrology
  • Psychiatry
  • Bariatrics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Administration
  • Orthopaedics/Rehabilitation
  • Other - resident’s area of interest


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


Residency Staff

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/Preceptor

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
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.


Current Resident(s)

Frieda Miller, PharmD
James Priano, PharmD
Lauren Kaveski, PharmD


Past Resident(s)

Lisa Modelevsky, PharmD


Program Contacts

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

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


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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