Residency in Pharmacy at Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC) is a voluntary, non-profit academic tertiary care facility, which is part of the North Shore-LIJ (NSLIJ) Health System and is affiliated with the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Our 48-acre campus has three major components: Long Island Jewish Hospital including Katz Women’s Hospital, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center and The Zucker Hillside Hospital. The medical center serves the greater metropolitan New York area bordering Queens and Nassau counties, just 15 miles east of Manhattan. The LIJ Hospital is a 524-bed teaching hospital that offers world-class cardiology, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, orthopedics, head and neck oncology, urology, gynecology and vascular programs. The primary focus is on complete patient care, which encompasses a healing environment, hospitality and collaborative team approach to ensure the best outcomes for our patients.
Applicants interested in the pharmacy residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center should apply through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Applications must be submitted by Jan. 12.
Essential application information includes:
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of intent (2 page maximum)
- Official copy of college transcript from college of pharmacy
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
- One required to be written by faculty member at current college of pharmacy
Once the application requirements are received and reviewed, applicant will be considered for an on-site interview.
Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Clinical & Educational Services
Residency Program Director
Dr. Cassagnol is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John’s University and the Clinical Coordinator in the Coronary Care Unit at LIJMC. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Dr. Cassagnol then completed ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY-2 Internal Medicine Pharmacotherapy residencies at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in NY. Dr. Cassagnol also completed a Drug Interaction Editorial Fellowship at the Medical Letter Inc. She is the past president of the Association of Black Health-System Pharmacists (ABHP) and was the 2010 recipient of the ABHP President Award.
Dr. Ciaramella is the Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator practicing in the Emergency Department. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and an ASHP-accredited PGY2 Emergency Medicine Specialty Residency at University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Ciaramella is involved with establishing clinical pharmacy services in the emergency department and actively participates in code response. She also serves as a preceptor for APPE student and PGY1 resident rotations.
Dr. Doan is a Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, specializing in infectious diseases and is responsible for the antimicrobial stewardship program. Dr. Doan works very closely with the adult infectious disease consult team. Dr. Doan received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Long Island University in NY. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the NY Harbor Healthcare System of Veterans Affairs and an ASHP-accredited PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency at the James J. Peters, Veterans Affairs Hospital in Bronx, NY.
Dr. Ezzo is a graduate of St. John’s University in New York both with her Bachelor’s and Doctorate in Pharmacy. She completed a one-year pharmacy residency at the New York Harbor Healthcare System Department of Veterans Affairs. She has also received certifications in pharmacotherapy and geriatric care. Currently she is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and serves as Clinical Coordinator of Ambulatory Care at LIJMC. Her practice is dedicated to ensuring appropriate drug therapy to patients by assisting physicians with drug regimens as well as offering direct care to patients within the ambulatory care clinic. Dr. Ezzo is an active member of American Pharmacist Association, Nonprescription Medicine Academy, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Dr. Ezzo is currently the faculty advisor to APhA-ASP and has earned the 2010 – 2011 Teacher of the Year Award at St. John’s University.
Dr. Glater is a Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator focusing on medication safety and serves as the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) preceptor for pharmacy students. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Prior to joining LIJMC, she practiced as a pediatric clinical specialist at several children’s hospitals, including Temple University Children’s Medical Center, St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center and Cohen Children’s Medical Center.
Dr. Healy is a Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator practicing in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. She received her Bachelor degree in chemistry from Colgate University, and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. Dr. Healy completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. Prior to joining LIJMC, she practiced as an internal medicine pharmacist with a focus in nephrology at the James. J. Peters Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Bronx, NY. Dr. Healy serves as a preceptor during their IPPE rotations as well as PGY-1 residents during their critical care rotation.
Dr. Christopher Ho is an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at the State University of NY, Stony Brook before going on to complete his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester, MA. He then completed his PGY-1 residency at the James J Peters VA Medical Center in NY. Prior to his current position at LIJMC, he was an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (LIU Pharmacy) in Brooklyn, NY and maintained his practice site at the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System (Brooklyn Campus). Currently, he practices collaboratively with the inpatient medicine teams and has research interests in areas of diabetes management and cardiology.
Dr. Maisch is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Maisch has provided clinical instruction for pharmacy students and pharmacy residents at LIJ Hospital since 2000. She currently maintains a clinical pharmacy practice at the LIJ Hospital Drug Information Service. Prior to her position as a Drug Information Specialist, she served as an internal medicine clinical coordinator at LIJ for several years. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Albany College of Pharmacy and completed an ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Lauren McKeon, PharmD
Dr. McKeon is an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator. Her primary practice sites include the inpatient medicine units working in collaboration with the internal medicine teams. Dr. McKeon is involved in transitions of care, medication safety and anticoagulation initiatives. Additionally, she takes special interest in educating patients, healthcare providers and students. Dr. McKeon received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in NY. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at LIJMC.
Dr. Saad is an Assistant Clinical Professor at St John’s University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in NY. She received her Bachelor and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Lebanese American University (LAU). She completed an ASHP-accredited Geriatric residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and a Fellowship in Geriatric Psychopharmacology. Prior to joining the St. John’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Dr. Saad was a clinical coordinator at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. She currently maintains a clinical pharmacy practice at the LIJ Hospital Drug Information Service.
Dr. Smith is an Associate Clinical Professor and Chair of the Clinical Pharmacy Practice Department at St. John's University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in NY. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from UC Berkeley, Health Sciences from San Jose State University and Pharmacy from St. John's University. She received her post-doctorate, Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John's University. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency at UC San Francisco. She currently maintains a clinical practice site at LIJMC in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Her primary research interests involve pharmacokinetics and the critically ill.
Dr. Sundaresh is a Pharmacy Specialist practicing in oncology. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Long Island University in NY. Prior to joining Long Island Jewish Hospital, Dr. Sundaresh was a pediatric pharmacist at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in NY. He currently practices within the inpatient Hematology/Oncology Service.
Deep Patel, PharmD
Dr. Patel received his PharmD from St. John’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in May of 2015. His current interests are in hospital management and ambulatory care. He plans to pursue a career as a pharmacist within the US ARMY upon completion of his PGY-1 at LIJMC.
Samad Tirmizi, PharmD
Samad Tirmizi received his PharmD from St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2014. His current interests are infectious disease and critical care. He plans to pursue a PGY-2 residency upon completion of his PGY-1 at LIJMC.
Helen Zaychik, PharmD
Dr. Zaychik has a B.A. in International Development Studies from UCLA and received her PharmD at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. Her current areas of interest include critical care and infectious disease. She plans to pursue a PGY2 in an area of interest after completion of the residency.
Miri Mineh, BS, PharmD
Hamid Razaki, PharmD
Mabel Wai, PharmD
Tina Joseph, PharmD
Eric La, PharmD
Samantha Reiss, PharmD
Diana Farino, PharmD
Timothy Ho, PharmD
Kimberly Ng, PharmD
Jonathan Falsetta, PharmD
James Fiebert, PharmD
Christine Garibotto, PharmD
Jessie Sullivan, PharmD
Kaity Wan, PharmD
Lauren Corrado, PharmD
Lee Fiebert, PharmD
Kim Nguyen, PharmD
Blaine Houst, PharmD
Magda Krawiec, PharmD