Current Pharmacy Residents

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residents

Heather Fogarty, PharmD (2019–2020)

  • Hometown: Hilliard, OH
  • Pharmacy Education: Ohio Northern University
  • Why did you choose Texas Children's Hospital?

I was drawn to the pharmacy residency program at Texas Children's Hospital for the opportunity to gain experience providing care to pediatric patients with a wide variety of disease states. In addition, I recognized that there would be many opportunities to learn alongside other healthcare professionals within the teaching hospital environment. I ultimately chose Texas Children's Hospital for the opportunity to learn from the many Clinical Pharmacy Specialists that serve as residency preceptors. As I begin to develop my own practice style, it is really important to me to be able to learn from many different practitioners that are content experts in the field of pediatric pharmacy.

  • Areas of interest: Transplant, Critical Care, General Pediatrics
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: Travel to Times Square to watch the ball drop on my birthday
  • Favorite animated movie: Coco
  • What I like to do for fun: Hiking, kayaking, spending time with friends and family, and trying new restaurants

Ryan Wozniewicz, PharmD (2019–2020)

  • Hometown: Red Lion, Pennsylvania
  • Pharmacy Education: The University of Houston College of Pharmacy
  • Why did you choose Texas Children's Hospital?

While in pharmacy school, I had the opportunity to volunteer at Texas Children's Hospital and fell in love with the hospital environment and the people here quickly became like family. I experienced firsthand the dedication of the clinicians to provide quality healthcare for each and every patient. I also witnessed their generosity and resounding commitment to developing future pharmacists and knew this was a place that I could learn and grow. Their passion coupled with Texas Children's world renowned reputation and the wide variety of rotational experiences that are available made TCH an easy choice for my PGY1 residency.

  • Areas of interest: Critical care, hematology/oncology, pulmonary medicine, and patient safety
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: Go camping in Big Bend National Park, visit Banff National Park, and see the Northern Lights
  • Favorite animated movie: Meet the Robinsons
  • What I like to do for fun: Anything outdoors, spin class, roughhousing with my two dogs, telling really corny jokes/puns to anyone who will listen, and having board game nights with friends

PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residents

Deborah Collins, PharmD (2018–2019)

  • Hometown: Tollgate Canyon, Utah
  • Pharmacy Education: Roseman University of Health Sciences – South Jordan, UT
  • Why did you choose Texas Children's Hospital?

Texas Children's Hospital is a top ranked pediatric institution, which initially brought their residency program to my attention. The acuity of the patients and the diverse disease states treated here has validated my choice to pursue a PGY1 residency at Texas Children's Hospital.

  • Areas of interest: General pediatrics
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: Visit all 7 continents
  • Favorite animated movie: Brave, Big Hero 6, Finding Nemo, and The Great Mouse Detective
  • What I like to do for fun: I love being outdoors in the mountains!

PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residents

Jessica Yang, PharmD (2019-2020)

  • Hometown: Arlington, TX
  • Pharmacy Education: The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
  • Why did you choose Texas Children's Hospital?

I chose to come to Texas Children’s Hospital because of its reputation for providing high quality service and care. Texas Children’s Hospital is a leader in innovation and is at the forefront of technology and healthcare. What they do for the well-being of the children is inspiring and heartwarming. With over 10 major technological systems in the pharmacy department, I knew I was going to gain tremendous amounts of experience. As a resident here, I gain hands on experience troubleshooting and leading projects. The pharmacy informatics team has provided me with many opportunities for career development and growth. The team uses their creativity to find innovative solutions to complex problems and are teaching me how to think in such a manner – they are truly a pleasure to work with!

  • Areas of interest: Data analytics, clinical decision support, and automation/robotics
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: Raise 4 children and be hugged by a sloth
  • Favorite animated movie: Up and Finding Nemo
  • What I like to do for fun: Making greeting cards, playing board games and video games, exploring the outdoors, and watching reality dating shows

Concurrent MS and PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residents

Rohan Dwivedi, PharmD (2019-2021)

  • Hometown: New Delhi, India
  • Pharmacy Education: University of Houston College of Pharmacy
  • Why did you choose Texas Children's Hospital?

As a prospective residency candidate, I was looking to train within a large institution that would provide me with a complex and specialized pharmacy operation and promote constant critical thinking and problem solving skills. Texas Children’s Hospital not only met the objective criteria I set for a residency program, but also offered a well-structured and genuine support system on all fronts. Ultimately, the environment, clinicians, and department leadership truly stood out to me during my on-site interview and left me with no reservations about where my ideal fit would be. Furthermore, as one of the seven institutions collaborating within The Houston Program, I am able to bounce ideas off and learn from residents and leaders from several hospitals in the Texas Medical Center.

  • Areas of interest: Executive leadership, Inpatient Operations, Specialty Pharmacy, Group Purchasing Organizations, Finance
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: Visit the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany and drive a Porsche 911 on the Nurburgring
  • Favorite animated movie: Cars and Big Hero 6
  • What I like to do for fun: Keep up with the NBA and the Houston Rockets, spend time with my wife and my Golden Retriever, Archie

Gloria Lee, PharmD (2018-2020)

  • Hometown: Killeen, TX
  • Pharmacy Education: Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
  • Why did you choose Texas Children's Hospital?

When looking for a residency, I wanted to be at an academic institution with an amazing reputation for excellent service and care. I was also looking for an institution that would provide a conducive, supportive, and also challenging learning environment. After my first visit to Texas Children’s Hospital, I knew immediately that this was where I belonged – TCH was everything that I was looking for and more! In combination with the MS in Pharmacy Leadership and Administration from The Houston Program, it was evident that Texas Children's Hospital would provide me with the proper guidance from the best of the best so that I can flourish into a great pharmacist and can gain the skills necessary to be the exceptional leader I aspire to be.

  • Areas of interest: Operations, Leadership Development, Mentorship, Academia, Corporate Management
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: Swim with sea turtles!
  • Favorite animated movie: Finding Nemo & Meet the Robinsons
  • What I like to do for fun: Try new restaurants (I live to eat, not eat to live!), go shopping, watch cartoons, read blogs & magazines, hang out with my beloved friends and family.