Infectious Diseases 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 infectious diseases. 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 that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist
and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in infectious diseases/pharmacotherapy.
The PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacy residency is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from general practice to specialized practice focused on the care of patients with infectious diseases. Residency graduates are equipped to participate as integral members of interdisciplinary teams caring for patients
with infectious diseases, assuming responsibility for their pharmaceutical care. They are also trained to provide this care as an independent practitioner. The wealth of residency graduates’ knowledge of infectious diseases and their treatment with the anti-infectives class of medications
combined with extensive care of individuals with an infectious disease produces a pharmacist who can successfully serve health care organizations as the ultimate resource for information about anti-infectives and for decision making affecting the care of these patients. This includes leadership in formulary
decision making for anti-infectives.
The resident will staff in the emergency department every third weekend after introductory training is completed through the end of the residency year. Each resident will work two of six observed holidays.
Michael Wankum, PharmD, BCPS (2016-2017): Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Infectious Diseases, Norton Healthcare, Louisville, KY
Aileen Ahiskali, PharmD (2015-2016): Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
Jon Malepsy, Pharm D (2014-2015): infectious diseases clinical specialist, VA Central California Health Care System, Fresno, CA
Emily Herstine, Pharm D, BCPS (2013-2014): infectious diseases/critical care clinical pharmacy specialist, North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale, MN
Ramy Elshaboury, PharmD (2012-2013): Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator-Infectious Diseases/Director, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Ann (Foede) Wigton, PharmD, BCPS: Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Disease Pharmacist; St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, MN
Krista (Berge) Gens, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID (2009-2010): infectious disease pharmacy coordinator, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis MN
Holt, PharmD, BCPS AQ Infectious DiseasesPharmacy Coordinator – Infectious Diseases
Residency Program Director- PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Infectious Diseases
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
800 East 28th Street, Mail Route 11321
Minneapolis, MN 55407