About us

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
  • Administration

Elective rotations

  • Infectious disease
  • Nephrology
  • Psychiatry
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Orthopedics/Rehabilitation
  • 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
  • Varying on-call responsibilities

Application process

Applicants interested in the pharmacy residency training program at Plainview Hospital should apply using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

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

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

Current residents

Dana He


Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Long Island University - Doctor of Pharmacy (2015)

Professional Organizations



Ambulatory Care, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases

Research Project Abstract Title

Impact of a pharmacy resident on inappropriate treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in a community teaching hospital.

Amna Jamil


Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University - Doctor of Pharmacy (2015)

Professional Organizations




Ambulatory Care, Infectious Diseases, Critical Care

Research Project Abstract Title

Clinical impact of pharmacist intervention in the maintenance of glycemic control at a community teaching hospital

Brenden Van Slyke


Stony Brook University - Bachelors of Science, Biochemistry (2009)
MCPHS University (Worcester) - Doctor of Pharmacy (2015)

Professional Organizations



Ambulatory Care, Endocrinology

Research Project Abstract Title

Evaluation of a pharmacy resident impact on venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and treatment

Past residents

Residency Year 2014-2015

Matt Bilhimer

The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, KS

Emergency Medicine PGY2 – University of Rochester Medical Center/ Strong Memorial Hospital

Jaclene Dabbour

Harding University, AR

Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator – North Shore-LIJ Plainview Hospital

Kyle DiPaola

Northeastern University, MA

Pediatrics PGY2 – Children’s National Health System

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

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.


Jonathan Falsetta, PharmD, BCPS
Program Coordinator

Dr. Falsetta is the Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Clinical and Educational Services. He received his PharmD from Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Long Island University as well as became Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy in 2012. He completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.


Jaclene Dabbour, PharmD
Clinical Coordinator

Dr. Dabbour is a clinical pharmacy coordinator. She received a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona. Dr. Dabbour earned her PharmD and MBA from Harding University. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at North Shore-LIJ Plainview Hospital.

Program contacts

Jonathan Falsetta, 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