Cardiology PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in cardiology. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to
function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced
patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
From the experiences and opportunities provided during the PGY2 cardiology residency, the pharmacist will develop expert knowledge and skills necessary to practice independently as a cardiology specialist. The pharmacist will apply evidenced-based medication-related information
to clinical practice through clinical recommendations and also understand the principles behind clinical research. Upon completion, the pharmacist will be equipped to participate as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team caring for patients with
cardiovascular diseases, assuming responsibility for medication-related care of these patients. They will demonstrate the knowledge and application of formulary management, pharmacy and therapeutics committee involvement, and policy development and compliance. Throughout the program, the resident will
demonstrate professionalism and professional growth in organizational involvement, communicating, educating, and practice leadership.
The above descriptions are highlights and not all inclusive. Please contact the Residency Program Director for more details. Additional rotations may be available based on the resident's interests and career goals.
The resident will staff the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit on average every third weekend starting after introductory training is completed through the end of residency year. Each resident will work two of six observed holidays.
Submit all application materials through the ASHP PhORCAS system. Contact RPD for deadlines as they change each year.
Brandon Martinez, PharmD BCPS- Research Fellow, UCONN School of Pharmacy
Theodore Berei, PharmD, MBA- Clinical Pharmacist- Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
Laura Halder, PharmD BCPS- Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Cardiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Ashley Nitzkowski, PharmD BCPS- Pharmacy Supervisor- Adult Cardiology and Solid Organ Transplant, University of Minnesota Medical Center
Sampaguita Wright, PharmD BCPS- Clinical Pharmacist-Cardiology, University of Tennessee Medical Center- Knoxville
Matthew Lillyblad, PharmD BCPS-AQ Cardiology- Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator- Cardiology/Critical Care, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Matthew Lillyblad, PharmD, BCPS AQ Cardiology
Pharmacy Coordinator- Cardiology and Critical Care Residency Program Director- PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Cardiology
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
800 East 28th Street, Mail Route 11321
Minneapolis, MN 55407