Current Pharmacy Residents

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residents

Cheng Yu (Yvonne) Yen (2022-2023)

Yvonne Yen
  • Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Pharmacy Education: University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • Why did you choose Texas Children’s Hospital? Texas Children’s Hospital stood out to me because of its culture and mission to consistently find ways to provide innovative care. By choosing Texas Children’s Hospital, I knew there would be countless opportunities for me to grow clinically and professionally to become a reliable resource for patients, providers, and the community.
  • Areas of Interest: Infectious Diseases, Oncology, Pediatrics
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: Go on a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey!
  • Favorite animated movie: Spirited Away
  • What I like to do for fun: Posting photos and videos of my 2 cats on their Instagram page, going on long road trips, and decorating my house.

Olga Popova (2022-2023)

Olga Popova
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Pharmacy Education: Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy at Long Island University
  • Why did you choose Texas Children’s Hospital?  While looking for a residency program, I knew I wanted to be at a pediatric hospital that would challenge and develop my clinical, research and professional skills. Texas Children's Hospital offered everything I looked for in a program, from the wide array of rotation experiences, to the diverse patient population, to the outstanding preceptors and their unwavering commitment to the residency program. I was also drawn to TCH’s core values along with their longstanding pledge to treat patients from around the world. I look forward to completing my PGY-1 residency training at an institution which garners both a warm and motivating environment filled with positivity and passion for the care of children.
  • Areas of Interest: Infectious disease, Pulmonology/Cystic Fibrosis
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: See the northern lights in Iceland or go on safari in Kenya
  • Favorite animated movie: Finding Nemo
  • What I like to do for fun: I love spending time with my family, trying new restaurants, binging reality TV, travelling whenever I get the chance to and watching Jeopardy!

PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residents

Kallie Erickson (2022-2023)

Kallie Erickson
  • Hometown: Pensacola, FL
  • Pharmacy Education: University of Texas at Austin;
  • PGY1 Experience: Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Why did you choose Texas Children’s Hospital?  I chose Texas Children’s Hospital for the diverse pediatric patient population, extensive rotation opportunities in my interest areas, and dedicated preceptors skilled in both teaching and research. I feel very fortunate to train at an institution with such a commitment to collaboration and patient care. I look forward to continuing to develop the skills to become an excellent pediatric clinical pharmacist.
  • Areas of Interest: Oncology, Solid Organ Transplant, Infectious Diseases
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: Travel to all 7 continents!
  • Favorite animated movie: Monsters, Inc.
  • What I like to do for fun: Orangetheory, running, listening to podcasts, spending time with family and friends, exploring new restaurants and bars in Houston!

Jaelyn Pulkrabek (2022-2023)

Jaelyn Pulkrabek
  • Hometown: Eldora, Iowa
  • Pharmacy Education: University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Experience: Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Why did you choose Texas Children’s Hospital? When looking for a PGY2 pediatrics program, I was drawn to Texas Children’s Hospital for the diverse patient population, outstanding pharmacy preceptors, and their strong core values. With the unmatched support system, I knew this program could guide my development as an independent practitioner through a variety of intellectually rigorous learning experiences, setting a strong foundation of clinical knowledge, developing research competency, and refining preceptor skills.
  • Areas of Interest: Solid Organ Transplant, Critical Care
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: Travel to Greece
  • Favorite animated movie: Cinderella
  • What I like to do for fun: In my free time, I like to spend time with my dogs, try new restaurants, attend sporting events, and take weekend trips around Texas!

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

Lamees Loubani (2022-2024)

 Lamees Loubani
  • Hometown: Houston, Texas
  • Pharmacy Education: University of Houston College of Pharmacy
  • Why did you choose Texas Children’s Hospital? When I was searching for HSPAL residency programs, it was very important for me to be in a program that challenged me to increase my clinical aptitude while training me to be the best version of myself as a pharmacy leader. In addition to my passion for serving the pediatric population and TCH offering a wide variety of rigorous rotations and unique experiences that piqued my interest, I was drawn to TCH because its core values aligned with mine. After meeting with the program leaders and learning more about the culture at TCH, I knew that this is where I wanted to pursue my HSPAL training. Lastly, recognizing the value of collaboration and networking, I was thrilled to be a part of The Houston Program and have the opportunity to work with other HSPAL residents across the Texas Medical Center.
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: Skydiving in Dubai
  • Favorite animated movie: Frozen
  • What I like to do for fun: I enjoy exploring coffee shops, baking, painting, biking, and travelling.

Demetria Peroulas (2021-2023)

  • Hometown: Knoxville, TN
  • Pharmacy Education: University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
  • Why did you choose Texas Children's Hospital? When searching for a residency program, I was looking for an institution that could provide the necessary resources and training to help me develop into an excellent leader in pharmacy. Texas Children’s Hospital offered exactly what I was looking for while combining my love for pediatrics and pharmacy administration. I knew the robust administrative experiences and unique clinical rotations offered at TCH could help me create a strong foundation on which to learn and grow. I recognized early on that TCH cultivates a learning environment that encourages innovation and collaboration, which was an important quality to me. I also chose Texas Children’s Hospital because of the continuous support the director, coordinators, and preceptors provide to residents throughout the program, which was evident to me during every step of the interview process. In addition to the vast opportunities available at TCH, I was excited to be a part of The Houston Program and collaborate with fellow pharmacy administration residents within the Texas Medical Center.  
  • Areas of Interest: Executive Leadership, Ambulatory Operations, Medication Safety, Quality Improvement
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: travel to all 50 states
  • Favorite animated movie: Anastasia and How to Train Your Dragon
  • What I like to do for fun: traveling, exploring/trying new areas or restaurants in Houston, reading, going to the movies or for walks in the park, spending time with family/friends