Residency Program Director
Erica Reed, PharmD, BCPS- AQ ID, Specialty Practice Pharmacist, Infectious DiseasesContact
Previous Year Residents
Derek BremmerClinical Pharmacy Specialist - Infectious Diseases / Antimicrobial Stewardship- West Penn Hospital
Lauren Hunt, PharmD, BCPSClinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases, Florida Hospital
Pavithra SrinivasClinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases, Cleveland Clinic
About the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program
Pharmacists completing this residency will have a well-rounded experience in medical, surgical, and immunocompromised patients. The program is designed to develop the resident’s clinical expertise in Infectious Diseases (ID) and provide opportunities for research, teaching, and participation in a comprehensive, multidisciplinary Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. The goal of the program is to develop an independent practitioner and to become an integral member of an Infectious Diseases multidisciplinary team and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) is a 1,350 bed tertiary care medical center located in Columbus, Ohio. It is a multi-hospital delivery system recognized in 2015 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 172-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 will open in Fall 2016 and be a state-of-the-art facility for the advanced management, care and healing of patients with neurological disorders.The hospital will consist 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 six infectious diseases consult services. These services care for diverse patient populations including: Internal Medicine (medical and surgical), critical care (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, a veterinarian, and a data manager. The resident will participate in stewardship activities throughout the year including the potential for involvement in an outreach program in which we are developing and providing technical support to new ASPs in hospitals in Ethiopia.
Required core rotations are available in the following areas:
5-6 months – Adult Infectious Diseases Consult Service
2-3 months – Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
1 month – Microbiology Laboratory
2 months – Research
1-2 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
- Medical Intensive Care
- Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care
- Neurocritical Care
- Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consults (in conjunction with Nationwide Children’s Hospital)
- Infectious Diseases (HIV) Clinic
The resident will serve as a secondary preceptor for PharmD students, assist in facilitating case conferences at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, present didactic lectures at 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.
Erica Reed, PharmD, BCPS, (AQ-ID)
Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
Jennifer Dela-Pena, PharmD, BCPS
Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
Lynn Wardlow, MBA, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
Current residents research
The resident will participate in and complete clinical, microbiological, and economic research projects. The resident will work closely with clinicians who have extensive research experience. The resident’s major research project will be presented at the Great Lakes Residency Conference, will be submitted for publication and may be submitted to a national or international infectious diseases conference. A minor research project will be presented at the ASHP Midyear meeting. The resident may also attend the Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID) meeting.
- Prevalence of colistin heteroresistance in invasive Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii isolates – McKinley LN, Srinivas P, Pouch S, Goff DA, Pancholi P, Balada-Llasat JM, Thomas K, Bauer KA
- Correlation of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic predictions using MICs derived from Etest with clinical and microbiological outcomes in patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections – McKinley LN, Gerlach A, Johnston JE, Bazan JA, Bauer KA
- Comparative nephrotoxicity rates associated with colistimethate versus polymyxin B therapy – Srinivas P, Gerlach A, Murphy CV, Pouch S, Johnston JE, Bauer KA
Benefits and Additional Requirements
Application Deadline: January 2, 2017
Start Date: July 1, 2017
Annual Salary – $47,500
Vacation Days – 10 days
Staffing Requirement – 20 weekends per year
Completion of a Major Research Project