Residency Program Director
  • Mike Boyd, PharmD, BCCP, BCPS

    • PGY2 Cardiology Residency Program Director, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    • Specialty Practice Pharmacist, Cardiology/Electrophysiology
    • Residency: Adult Medicine, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
    • PharmD: University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy
Recent Program Graduates
  • Anthony Ross, PharmD, BCPS

    CVICU Clinical Pharmacy Specialist , Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Jessica Brumit, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

    Cardiology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, TN
  • Ryan Caputo, PharmD, BCCP

    Cardiology Pharmacy Specialist, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN
  • Kushal Naik, PharmD, MBA

    Clinical Pharmacist, CV ICU, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Rachel Klosko, PharmD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Binghamton School of Pharmacy, Binghamton, New York
  • Rachael Eaton, PharmD

    Cardiovascular Medical Science Liaison, Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson, Columbus, OH
  • Rachel Lavelle

    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Cardiology, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Daniel Galipeau, PharmD

    Cardiology Clinical Specialist, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Maya (Holsen) Chilbert, PharmD

    Clinical Assistant Professor- Cardiology, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • Sara (Johnson) Zoubek, PharmD

    Clinical Pharmacist Team Lead- Cardiology, The University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, MO

About the PGY2 Cardiology Residency Program


PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. 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.

This residency is designed to enable the resident to gain comprehensive experience in managing patients with complicated cardiovascular disease states. Preceptors foster independence, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in each resident. Residents gain valuable experience in direct patient care, research, literature evaluation, and committee involvement including leadership roles. In addition, residents will have ample opportunity to be involved in professional and academic teaching activities.

Residency Sites

As one of America’s top ranked academic medical centers, the mission of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) is to improve people’s lives through innovation iresearch, education, and patient care.

OSUWMC is a 1,506 bed multi-hospital delivery system recognized in 2018 as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for excellence in ten specialties by US News and World Report based on quality, outcomes, and reputation.

The Ross Heart Hospital

The Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital at The OSUWMC is a 150-bed, comprehensive, cardiovascular center which specializes in the multidisciplinary care of patients in areas of  cardiovascular surgery, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, heart and lung transplant , acute coronary syndromes, mechanical circulatory support  and electrophysiology. Each floor is dedicated to a specific service and combines the latest technology with patient –focused care to create the best possible healing environment. Our staff manages patients across a diverse spectrum of care, extending from critical care to the ambulatory setting.  Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center is considered one of the nation’s best hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, the only central Ohio hospital to earn a spot on the list. Our philosophy strongly supports working as a team to provide the right care to the right patient at the right time, in a safe and secure environment.


At OSUWMC, the resident will be responsible for participation in clinical pharmacy rounding services with direct patient care responsibilities in a variety of settings. Most of the services are teaching services and may be composed of an attending physician, a fellow, and house staff (including residents, interns, and advanced practice providers). The resident will strengthen his/her clinical acumen and communication skills through completing at least one rotation on each required service. The remaining rotations will be determined based on the resident’s goals and the discretion of the residency program director.

Required Learning Experiences (4-5 weeks in duration unless noted otherwise):

  • General Cardiology
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes/Coronary Intensive Care
  • Heart Failure/Heart Transplant
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
  • Thoracic Transplant
  • Electrophysiology (2 weeks)

Required Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Professional Education (including journal clubs and formal presentations)
  • Cardiology Committee Management
  • Research
  • Staffing

Sample Elective Learning Experiences (2-5 weeks in duration):

  • Cardiovascular Ambulatory Care
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Advanced rotation in any of the required learning experiences
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

Key Preceptors

Danielle Blais, PharmD, BCCP, BCPS
Acute Coronary Syndrome/Coronary Intensive Care

Mike Boyd, PharmD, BCCP, BCPS
Electrophysiology/ Cardiology

Pam Burcham, PharmD, BCTXP, BCPS
Thoracic Transplant

Tara Fallah, PharmD, BCTXP
Thoracic Transplant

Kevin Kissling, PharmD, BCPS
Heart Failure/Heart Transplant

Kerry Pickworth, PharmD, FCCP
Heart Failure/Heart Transplant

Alan Rozycki, PharmD, BCCCP
Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

Selected Resident Research

  • Safety of apixaban and rivaroxaban compared to warfarin after cardiac surgery. J Card Surg. 2022 Dec; 37(12):4740-4747. Naik KD, Whitson BA, McLaughlin EM, Matre NB, Rozycki AJ.
  • Rehospitalization of patients with advanced heart failure receiving continuous, palliative dobutamine or milrinone. Am J Cardiol. 2022 Dec 1;184:80-89. Eaton RE, Kissling KT, Haas GJ, McLaughlin EM, Pickworth KK.
  • Risk factors and outcomes associated with prolonged subtherapeutic anticoagulation with bivalirudin: A retrospective cohort study. Pharmacotherapy. 2019 Dec;39(12):1157-1166. Orzel LA, Abel EE, Blais DM, Wang TF, Porter KA, Burcham PK.
  • Impact of anticoagulation strategy and agents on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy. Perfusion. 2019 Nov;34(8):671-678. Macielak S, Burcham P, Whitson B, Abdel-Rasoul M, Rozycki A.
  • Outcomes for cancer patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2019 Aug;20(8):711-715. Jacobs JA, Pickworth K, Boudoulas KD, Hinkley M, McLaughlin E, Blais D.
  • Incidence of cytomegalovirus in cardiac transplant recipients receiving induction immunosuppression with antithymocyte globulin. Clin Transplant. 2018 Nov;32(11):e13420. Jewani PK, Pouch SM, Kissling KT.
  • Comparison of the safety of adenosine and regadenoson in patients undergoing outpatient cardiac stress testing. Pharmacotherapy. 2015 Dec;35(12):1117-23. Brink HL, Dickerson JA, Stephens JA, Pickworth KK.

Benefits and Additional Requirements

Application Deadline:  January 4, 2024

We welcome applications from non-U.S. citizens who have a “green card” (permanent resident status) or a current visa valid through the entire duration of the residency program. The Ohio State University pharmacy residency programs are NOT able to sponsor visas for pharmacy residents (PGY1 or PGY2).

Start Date: July 1

Annual Salary – $54,000

Vacation Days – 10 days

Staffing Requirement – 20 weekends a year

Completion of a Major Research Project


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