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

Elective rotations

  • Infectious disease
  • Nephrology
  • Psychiatry
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Administration
  • 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

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

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



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

Past residents

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.


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.

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