Residency Program Director
Lynn Wardlow, PharmD, MBA, MS, BCPS, BCIDP
- Infectious Diseases Residency Program Director
- Specialty Practice Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases
- PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency - University of Arizona
- PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency - University of California-San Diego
Previous Year Residents
Ashley LorenzStaff Pharmacist, LMH Health, Lawrence, Kansas
Amy Parks TaylorClinical Pharmacist, Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia
Megan ShahID/AST Pharmacist, University of Virginia
Lauren HuntVice President of Clinical Intelligence, ILUM Health Solutions
Pavithra SrinivasClinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases, Cleveland Clinic
Derek BremmerClinical Pharmacy Specialist - Infectious Diseases / Antimicrobial Stewardship- West Penn Hospital
About the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program
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 advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge 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 that practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).
Pharmacists completing this residency will have a well-rounded experience involving the care of medical, surgical, and immunocompromised patients. The program is designed to develop the resident’s clinical expertise in infectious diseases and provide opportunities for research, didactic teaching and layered preceptorship, and participation in a comprehensive Antimicrobial Stewardship Program https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/departments/pharmacy/asp. The goal of the program is to develop as an independent practitioner and to become an integral member of an infectious diseases multidisciplinary team and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Additionally, following completion of this program, the resident will be prepared to obtain a clinical faculty appointment at a college of pharmacy or university.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) is a 1,506 bed tertiary care medical center located in Columbus, Ohio. It is a 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. We are proud that we have one of the largest antimicrobial stewardship programs in the country and are focused on complete disease state management of patients with an emphasis on the use of rapid diagnostic testing.
Read about the sites
University Hospital (UH)
University Hospital (UH) is our flagship hospital with over 900 beds. UH is a major referral center for patients throughout Ohio and the Midwest, and is one of the busiest kidney and pancreas transplant centers in the world. UH is also an international center for neuromodulation research and neurological care. In addition, UH is a level 1 trauma center in addition to being the American Burn Associated verified adult burn center for the region.
The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is one of the nation’s premier centers for the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. OSUWMC features the world’s most advanced cancer and critical care hospital which opened in December of 2014.
With the opening of the new hospital, our institution boasts an Emergency Department (ED) with over 100 beds and an area dedicated specifically to the care of cancer patients within the ED. Medical Intensive Care, Surgical Intensive Care, Neuro Intensive Care, and Cancer specific ICU patient care areas also exist within the new critical care tower. Between UH and the new ICUs within the James Cancer Hospital, the Medical Center has 4 Medical ICU services, 3 Surgical ICU services, and 1 Neurocritical Care service totaling over 100 ICU beds.
The Ross Heart Hospital
The Ross Heart Hospital is a leader in cardiology and heart surgery and is the only nationally ranked heart hospital in the area. Each floor of the 150-bed hospital is dedicated to a specific service, which helps us provide specialized care for every patient. The Ross is one of the largest centers for the implantation of LVAD devices in the world in addition to providing heart and lung transplants.
University Hospitals East (UHE)
University Hospitals East (UHE) blends the friendly atmosphere of a community hospital with the advantages of being a part of a major academic medical center. Located on the eastern edge of downtown Columbus, University Hospital East offers renowned Ohio State services in orthopedic care, emergency services, cancer care, addiction services, ear, nose and throat care, heart care, radiology and imaging services, rehabilitation and wound healing. University Hospital East has a 19 bed mixed medical/surgical ICU.
The Brain and Spine Hospital
The Brain and Spine Hospital opened in the in Fall of 2016 and is a state-of-the-art facility for the advanced management, care and healing of patients with neurological disorders.The hospital consists of 87 private beds and specialized units for stroke and neurovascular, neurotrauma, epilipsy, spine, chronic pain, neuromodulaton, multiple sclerosis, congnitive and movement disorders, as well as an innovative new model for acute spinal cord injuries.
The Department of Pharmacy
The Department of Pharmacy at The OSUWMC is one of the largest in the country. With over 400 employees, and a practice model that includes both clinical pharmacy generalists and clinical pharmacy specialists, our goal is the provision of outstanding, state of the art care. We advise our staff on the best use of medications, develop safeguards for our patients to prevent medication errors and develop transformative pharmacy practice in health-systems. We are guided in this mission by our strategic plan that focuses on five key priorities: optimizing our pharmacy information system, refining our practice model, enhancing our medication safety program, establishing the pharmacy as a workplace of choice in Central Ohio and refining our academic relationships and department scholarship.
Training future generations of pharmacists is a vital part of our mission. Our pharmacists serve as preceptors for our residency programs while providing experiential training for Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students. Our residency program has a 55-year tradition of excellence with our graduates being well-prepared to work at a high-level in a wide-variety of institutional and ambulatory patient care facilities.
The Department of Pharmacy, in partnership with the Ohio State College of Pharmacy, strives to develop the skills of our residents and provide a residency program that is recognized nationally for the quality and excellence of its graduates.
The twelve month specialty residency allows the resident to increase clinical knowledge and skills in infectious diseases through a variety of practice sites, including the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, one of the nation’s premier centers for the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer, and the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, a national leader in cardiology and heart surgery.Read More
The ID specialty residency program offers the resident the benefit of selecting a unique combination of rotations, including any of five infectious diseases consult services. These services care for diverse patient populations including: internal medicine (medical and surgical), critical care (emergency medicine, medical, surgical, and neuro), cardiovascular, bone marrow transplant, hematology/oncology, and solid organ transplant (heart, lung, liver, kidney, and kidney-pancreas). In addition, the ID resident is an integral member of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program consisting of ID physicians, pharmacists, microbiologists, infection preventionists, epidemiologists, nurses, and a data manager. The resident will participate in stewardship activities throughout the year, including on-call antimicrobial approval pager coverage, Antibiotic Subcommittee attendance, and the potential for developing ASP within the Ohio State Health Network and international hospitals.
Required core rotations are available in the following areas:
5-6 months – Adult Infectious Diseases Consult Service (including solid organ transplant and cancer)
1-2 months – Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
2-4 weeks – Microbiology Laboratory
6-8 weeks– Research
2-3 months – Electives*
*2-4 week elective rotations include, but are not limited to:
- Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (including Heart Transplant Service)
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Solid Organ Transplant
- Emergency Medicine
- Medical Intensive Care
- Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care
- Neurocritical Care
- Internal Medicine (including cystic fibrosis)
- Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consults (in conjunction with Nationwide Children’s Hospital)
- Infectious Diseases Clinic (including HIV, OPAT, and Hepatitis C)
The resident will serve as a preceptor for PharmD students through the layered learning model, assist in facilitating team based learning and presenting didactic lectures at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, provide education to other healthcare professionals, and participate in other teaching activities. The resident will have the option to participate in the teaching certificate program in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy.
selected resident research
The resident will participate in and complete a clinical research project. The resident will work closely with clinicians who have extensive research experience. The resident’s major research project will be presented at the ASHP Midyear Meeting and a select secondary conference, will be submitted for publication, and may be submitted to a national or international infectious diseases conference. Additional opportunities exist for a microbiology project or quality improvement initiative. The resident may also attend IDWeek or the Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID) meeting.
- Clinical outcomes of combination versus monotherapy for non-HACEK gram negative endocarditis Lorenz A, Sobhanie M, Orzel L, Coe K, Wardlow L Publication pending
- Clinical impact of an antibiotic time out initiative at an academic medical center. Hospital Pharmacy. 2020; https://doi.org/10.1177/0018578719901274. Taylor AP, Coe K, Stevenson K, Wardlow L, El Boghdadly ZE, Reed E.
- Efficacy of combination therapy versus monotherapy in the treatment of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia pneumonia. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2019;74(1):2055-2059. – Shah MD, Coe KE, El Boghdadly Z, Wardlow LC, Dela-Pena JC, Stevenson KB, Reed EE.
- Community-acquired carbapenem-resistant Serratia marcescens endocarditis: a case report. J Clin Case Rep. 2018;1(2):1011. – Shah MD, Reed EE, Mangino JE.
Benefits and Additional Requirements
Application Deadline: January 4, 2021
Start Date: July 1
Annual Salary – $48,500
Vacation Days – 10 days
Staffing Requirement – 20 weekends per year
Completion of a Major Research Project