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Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy Residents and Fellows


Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy is pleased to introduce its pharmacy residents and fellow for 2014-2015. Feel free to email any of the following individuals with program specific questions simply by clicking on their name! The residency class of 2013-2014 is also included for informational purposes.

Class of 2014-15


PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents

Anne Misher

Anne Misher

Dr. Anne Misher is currently a PGY1 Pharmacy resident with Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, NC after obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Biology at University of North Carolina. She has great interest in chronic disease management and ambulatory care pharmacy. Dr. Misher is very enthusiastic about improving patient care, facilitating effective transitions of care and mentoring pharmacy students. In her free time, she enjoys family time with her husband and toddler, hiking, and exploring the city.


Renee Papageorgiou

Renee Papageorgiou

Dr. Renee Papageorgiou is currently a PGY1 Pharmacy resident with Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. She received her PharmD from Regis University after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papageorgiou would like to pursue a career in ambulatory care pharmacy after she completes her residency. Her areas of interest include anticoagulation, diabetes care and medication therapy management. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.


Lindsey Westerhof

Lindsey Westerhof

Dr. Lindsey Westerhof is currently a PGY1 Pharmacy resident with Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University Of Michigan College Of Pharmacy in 2014. After residency, Dr. Westerhof would like to pursue a career in ambulatory care pharmacy with a focus yet to be determined, but has an interest in primary care and cardiology. She is passionate about advocacy and the progressive nature of ambulatory care pharmacy practice models. Outside of work she enjoys camping, traveling, and playing volleyball. Having been born and raised in Michigan, she is excited to explore the Chicago area.



PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residents

Jacqueline L’Heureux

Jacqueline L’Heureux

Dr. Jacqueline L’Heureux is currently a PGY1 Community Pharmacy resident with Jewel-Osco and Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. Dr. Jacqueline L'Heureux graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in May 2014. Prior to residency, Jacqueline worked as a pharmacy intern at an independent pharmacy, where she found her passion for personalized patient interactions. Her clinical areas of interest include asthma management, as well as health and wellness management. She is very excited about the opportunity to teach and work with students and pharmacists. Outside of pharmacy she is an avid CrossFitter, baker, and enjoys traveling, food, and music.


Kevin Popa

Kevin Popa

Dr. Kevin Popa is currently a PGY1 Community Pharmacy resident with Jewel-Osco and Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. Kevin recently graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy from The Ohio State University. He has always been drawn to patient care and was a science nerd as a kid, so pharmacy made total sense. His clinical areas of interest are wellness and chronic disease state management. Outside of pharmacy, Kevin enjoys spending time with friends and family, sports, cooking, and reading.


Mandy Zheng

Mandy Zheng

Dr. Mandy Zheng is currently a PGY1 Community Pharmacy resident with Jewel-Osco and Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John’s University in New York. Dr. Zheng’s decision to pursue a community pharmacy residency was based on her interest to promote the community pharmacist’s role as public health leaders. Her interests include community outreach programs for underserved populations and mentoring future pharmacists. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, traveling, and time spent with friends and family.



PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residents

Brian Hoff

Brian Hoff

Dr. Brian Hoff is currently a PGY2 Infectious Diseases resident with Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, practicing at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Brian is originally from Spring Grove, Illinois, a small town on the Illinois/Wisconsin border. He studied Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin and received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2009. He graduated in 2013 with his Doctor of Pharmacy from South University in Savannah, GA and last year he trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency. His infectious diseases interest areas include clinical infectious diseases practice, multi-drug resistance, HIV/Hepatitis C, clinical research, epidemiology, and more. In his spare time he enjoys reading fiction novels, catching up on favorite TV shows (Game of Thrones), relaxing with friends, and traveling whenever possible.


Tristan O’Driscoll

Tristan O’Driscoll

Dr. Tristan O’Driscoll is currently a PGY2 Infectious Diseases resident with Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, practicing at Rush University Medical Center. He received his bachelor’s, Master of Public Health, and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He completed his PGY1 pharmacy residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. His current areas of interest within infectious diseases include beta-lactam allergies and gram-negative bacterial resistance. He would like to practice at an academic medical center that is affiliated with a college of pharmacy. He enjoys SCUBA, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.



Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Fellows

Nick O’Donnell

Nick O’Donnell (1st year fellow)

Dr. O'Donnell is currently engaged in advanced research and methodological training in the Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Fellowship at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. Dr. O'Donnell received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University in 2013. He completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. His interests include treatment of infections due to multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria as well as optimization of beta-lactam pharmacodynamics in sepsis. Outside of work he enjoys watching Boston sports, biking and spending time with friends.


Jim Rhodes

Jim Rhodes (2nd year fellow)

Dr. Rhodes is currently engaged in advanced research and methodological training in the Infectious Disease Pharmacotherapy Fellowship at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. Dr. Rhodes completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He also completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an accredited PGY2 Infectious Disease Residency at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, where he practiced at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is also engaged in additional education through Northwestern University's Master of Science in Clinical Investigation program, which is a 2-year Master's degree program. He is interested in elucidating the drug-exposure and disease-response profiles and associated outcomes of antimicrobial agents in an effort to optimize the use of these agents clinically. He is also interested in improving our understanding of the pharmacokinetic-toxicodynamic effects of antimicrobials and how clinical outcomes are modified by these interactions. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with friends.



PGY2 Critical Care Residents

Abeer Ammar

Abeer Ammar

Dr. Abeer Ammar is currently a PGY2 Critical Care resident with Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, practicing at Rush University Medical Center. She graduated from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy in 2013. Dr. Ammar completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in 2014. Her current interests include medical and surgical critical care. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.


Timothy Cober

Timothy Cober

Dr. Timothy Cober is currently a PGY2 Critical Care resident with Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, practicing at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Timothy Cober received his bachelor's and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. He completed his PGY1 pharmacy residency at NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, IL. His current areas of interest within critical care include medical and neurointensive care. He would like to practice at an academic medical center that is affiliated with a college of pharmacy. He enjoys spending time with friends and family and watching Florida Gator basketball and football.


David Hensler

David Hensler

Dr. David Hensler is currently a PGY2 Critical Care resident with Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, practicing at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan in 2010, after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. David completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His practice interests include medical, cardiac, and neurosurgical intensive care. After completing his residency training, He plans to pursue a critical care specialist position at an academic medical center that is affiliated with a school of pharmacy. Outside of work, David enjoys cycling, cooking, and roasting coffee.


Mary Lenefsky

Mary Lenefsky

Dr. Mary Lenefsky is currently a PGY2 Critical Care resident with Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, practicing at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is originally from Colorado and received her PharmD from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of San Diego. She then completed her PGY1 residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her areas of interest include critical care, infectious diseases and teaching. Upon completion of her PGY2 training, Dr. Lenefsky would like to practice in a critical care position, and continue to remain involved in various professional organizations. Her outside interests include snowboarding, scuba diving, and traveling.

Class of 2013-14


PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents

Alison Gray

Alison Gray

Dr. Alison Gray was a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy in 2013-14. She received her PharmD from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy after completing a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, graduating Magna Cum Laude.  Even though she has not decided on an area of specialty, Dr. Gray is passionate about working with students and teaching.  She is open-minded about the different fields of pharmacy and excited about the opportunities and experiences being offered through her residency rotations.  In her free time, she enjoys riding her bike and spending time with friends.  As a transplant to the Chicagoland area, she loves exploring the city and crossing off items on her Chicago bucket list.


Nila Mahyari

Dr. Nila Mahyari was a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy in 2013-14. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Mercer College of Pharmacy in Atlanta, GA after obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Biology at Georgia State University.  She has great interest in chronic disease management and ambulatory care pharmacy.  Dr. Mahyari is very enthusiastic about improving patient outcomes, communication enhancements among the interdisciplinary team and process improvements specifically in medication safety and adherence.  In her free time, she enjoys outdoors activity in the city with her dog and friends, cooking, and shopping.


Sheron Mui

Sheron Mui

Dr. Sheron Mui was a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy in 2013-14. Her prior professional career began at Loyola University where she completed her pharmacy pre-requisites, after which she pursued her PharmD at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy and graduated in May 2013.  Dr. Mui would like to pursue a career in academia and ambulatory care after she completes her residency. She is very interested in working with underserved populations with low health literacy.  She was born and raised in Chicago and in her spare time she enjoys baking and cooking.


PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residents

Christina Cross

Christina Cross

Dr. Christina Cross was a PGY1 community pharmacy resident (2013-14) with Jewel-Osco and Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, where she began her pharmacy career as a technician in 2007. Her decision to pursue a community pharmacy residency was strongly based on her passion for the continually expanding role of community pharmacists in providing clinical services. Dr. Cross holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her areas of interest include medication therapy management, heart failure, and diabetes care. She also enjoys teaching and playing an active role in the experiential education of future pharmacists. In her free time, she likes to read, travel, and spend time with her family and friends.


Paul Fina

Paul Fina

Dr. Paul Fina recently graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy from The Ohio State University.  He is a 2nd generation pharmacist who became interested in the profession because of the integral role pharmacists play in a patient's care.  The progressive nature of community pharmacy is what drew Paul to pursue a PGY1 community pharmacy residency with Jewel-Osco Pharmacy and Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, which he completed in 2014.  Dr. Fina's clinical areas of interest are wellness and diabetes management.  In his spare time he enjoys crossfit, traveling, and spending times with friends and family.


Jatin Gandhi

Jatin Gandhi

Dr. Jatin Gandhi graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Montana in May of 2013. Jatin completed a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency with Jewel-Osco and Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy in 2014.  Prior to beginning the residency, he worked for Jewel-Osco for 5 years as a technician and pharmacy intern.  Dr. Gandhi's clinical areas of interest include bone health care and asthma management.  Outside of pharmacy, he enjoys traveling and just about any outdoor activity.


Amulya Murthy

Amulya Murthy

Dr. L. Amulya Murthy is a recent graduate from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Her interest in pursuing a community pharmacy residency stemmed from the desire to serve as a patient advocate and the progressive nature of community pharmacy practice.  Clinical interests include diabetes, medication therapy management, and women's health. Dr. Murthy enjoys community outreach programs for underserved populations and reaching out to those in need. On a personal note, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and exploring the city of Chicago.


PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residents

Elise Gilbert

Elise Gilbert

Dr. Elise Gilbert is originally from southeastern Michigan and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2012 from Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, PA and completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. Dr. Gilbert's practice interests include public health initiatives and teaching. Following residency, she would like to work at an academic medical center associated with a college of pharmacy in hopes of having both clinical and academic focuses of practice. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time playing with her dog (Archer), traveling (and planning future travels), and spending time with friends and family.


Justin Wrin

Justin Wrin

Dr. Justin Wrin received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2012 from Purdue University. He completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dr. Wrin completed his PGY-2 residency in Infectious Diseases at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy and Rush University Medical Center in 2014. His practice interests include fungal infections, antimicrobial resistance, and teaching. Ultimately, he hopes to obtain an infectious diseases position at an academic medical center that will provide teaching opportunities at a college of pharmacy and the chance to precept pharmacy students and residents. Outside of work, he is a huge sports fan, especially of Purdue football and basketball, Indianapolis Colts football, and Indiana Pacers basketball. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing the drums.


PGY-2 Critical Care Residents

Olusola ("Sola") Apena

Olusola ("Sola") Apena

Dr. Sola Apena is originally from Lagos, Nigeria. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Florida in 2010 and completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at University of Florida Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. He was a PGY2 resident in critical care through Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 2013-14. His areas of interest within critical care include neurointensive care. He would like to practice at an academic medical center that is affiliated with a college of pharmacy. He enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as playing and watching English football.


Michael Vertin

Michael Vertin

Dr. Michael Vertin is originally from the southwest suburbs of Chicago. He went to Butler University in Indianapolis, IN, graduating with a Doctor of Pharmacy. He then completed his PGY1 residency at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN. His areas of interest include emergency medicine, critical care and administration. Upon completion of his PGY2 training, Dr. Vertin would like to practice in a critical care or emergency department position, and get involved with professional organizations.  He is an avid sports fan, including the Chicago teams and the Butler Bulldogs.  His outside interests include anything outdoors and spending time with family and friends.


Krystina Geiger

Krystina Geiger

Dr. Krystina Geiger was one of Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy's PGY2 Critical Care residents at Rush University Medical Center in 2013-14.  She grew up in upstate New York where she obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy in 2012 and from there completed her PGY1 training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Geiger's areas of interest include infectious disease, neurocritical care, and medical/surgical intensive care. She plans on pursuing a critical care specialist position at an academic medical center following her PGY2 training and would ultimately like to obtain a faculty position at a college of pharmacy. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with friends and family.


Adam Linstedt

Adam Linstedt

Dr. Adam Linstedt received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy in 2012.  He completed his PGY1 pharmacy residency at NorthShore University - Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview, IL. He was a PGY2 critical care pharmacy resident through Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy at Rush University Medical Center in 2013-14. His interests within critical care include cardiac and medical intensive care. After he is done with this year of residency, he hopes to find a critical care position at an academic medical center that is affiliated with a college of pharmacy. His outside of work interests include spending time with his wife, golfing, biking, traveling, and watching his beloved Green Bay Packers.