Pharmacy: Oncology Specialty Residency

Pharmacy: Oncology Specialty Residency

Location

The Karmanos Cancer Center (KCC) is the patient care enterprise of the Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI). Karmanos Cancer Institute is a National Cancer Institute – designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in association with Wayne State University. Karmanos is dedicated to state-of-the-art patient care, clinical / basic research, education, and community outreach. We have over 300 open oncology clinical trials, and are members of SWOG, RTOG, GOG, and COG cooperative groups.

Program 

The ASHP accredited Oncology Specialty Residency at Karmanos is a twelve-month program that provides advanced clinical training and experience in the management of patients with malignant disease. The Oncology resident will have the opportunity to collaborate with hematologist/oncologists, fellows, clinical pharmacy specialists, and Wayne State University faculty to build on and gain knowledge in a wide variety of areas. The oncology specialized residency program will be tailored to the needs of the resident based on previous clinical experience.

The resident is required to complete the core rotations set forth for the residency program, as well as participate in longitudinal ambulatory experiences. Optional experience is offered in infectious disease, critical care and nutrition support with the focus of an oncology setting. The resident is expected to participate in patient care rounds, develop expertise in providing pharmaceutical care to hematology/oncology patients.

Objectives

This residency is designed to prepare the resident for board certification as an oncology pharmacy specialist. The resident will acquire an extensive body of knowledge and sophisticated clinical experience that will allow for the provision of advanced pharmaceutical care to patients with malignant disease.

Required Rotations

  • Clinical chemotherapy
  • Oncology
  • Malignant hematology
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Pediatric hematology/oncology
  • Investigational drug services
  • Ambulatory Oncology Practice Management

Elective Rotations

  • Oncology infectious disease
  • Oncology critical care

Responsibility

  • Provision of pharmaceutical care to oncology and hematology patients. This will include participation at daily work and/or attending rounds, pharmaceutical care documentation, and informal and/or formal educational programs to other health care professionals.
  • Provide patient education to oncology and hematology patients.
  • Participate in the development of clinical pathways and drug-use protocols for the hospital in conjunction with the KCC Hematology/Oncology P&T Committee.
  • Participate in Oncology Journal Club.
  • Completion of a research project which will include protocol design, data collection and analysis, manuscript preparation and submission for publication. Collaboration with other health care professionals will be dependent on the nature of the project.
  • Presentation of research project at HOPA and ASHP .
  • Provide leadership to pharmacy practice residents and doctor of pharmacy students.
  • Assistance in the training of undergraduate and graduate Wayne State University students. This will include assistance in precepting students on extern and clerkship rotations. Opportunities for formal lectures are available.
  • Formal educational presentations to pharmacy personnel.

Applicants

The applicant must be a graduate of a college of pharmacy accredited in the United States and should be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Michigan. The applicant must have completed the pharmacy practice residency or PGY1 training. 

Benefits

The resident will receive a competitive stipend, health-care coverage, and paid personal and professional leave. The resident will have the opportunity to attend professional meetings during the year.

Application Procedure

The applicant must participate in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) and ASHP Resident Matching Program.

Preceptors

  • Ashley Leece, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
    Ashley M. Leece, PharmD., BCOP
    Director of PGY2 Oncology Residency | Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - BMT

    Phone: 313-576-8802
    Email: leecea@karmanos.org

  • Stephen T. Smith, MS, FASHP

    Chief Pharmacy Officer

    Stephen T. Smith, MS, FASHP
    Chief Pharmacy Officer

    Karmanos Cancer Institute & Network
    4100 John R
    Detroit, MI 48201
    Phone: 313-576-8809
    Fax: 313-576-8811
    Email: smithste@karmanos.org

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    Mike Ruffing, PharmD
    Director of Pharmacy

    Karmanos Cancer Center
    4100 John R
    Detroit, MI 48201
    Phone: 313-576-8606
    Email: ruffingm@karmanos.org 

  • Dhaval Patel, PharmD, BCOP
    Dhaval Patel, PharmD, BCOP
    Manager of Clinical Pharmacy Services | Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Hematology/Oncology

    Phone: 313-576-8806
    Email: pateld@karmanos.org

  • Paul Grech, RPh.
    Pharmacy Operations Manager

    Phone: 313-576-8864
    Email: grechp@karmanos.org

  • Joseph Schiavi, RPh.
    Manager, Investigational Drug Services

    Phone: 313-576-8808
    Email: schiavij@karmanos.org

  • Jian Fan, PharmD, BCOP
    Jian Fan, PharmD, BCOP
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Critical Care

    Phone: 313-576-8848
    Email: fanj@karmanos.org

  • Patricia Rayner, PharmD, BCOP
    Patricia Rayner, PharmD, BCOP
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Pediatric BMT

    Children's Hospital of Michigan
    Email: prayner@dmc.org

  • Qianyao Qiu, PharmD, BCOP
    Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - BMT

    Phone: 313-576-8804
    Email: qiuq@karmanos.org

  • Residents from 1998-2022

  • Najma Ansari PharmD.
    Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Oncology

    Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit MI
    2022

  • Lelas Shamaileh, PharmD. BCOP
    Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Hematology/Oncology

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    2021

  • Jasmine Brown, PharmD, BCOP
    Current Position: Clinical Oncology Pharmacist

    Advocate Aurora Health, Chicago, IL
    2020

  • Qianyao Qiu, PharmD, BCOP
    Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – BMT
    2019

     

  • Brianna Archambeau, PharmD
    Brianna Archambeau, PharmD
    Current Position:Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

    The James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University
    2018

  • Angela Duenn, PharmD

    Angela Duenn, PharmD
    Current Position: Clinical Specialist – Hematology/Oncology

    Trinity Health, MI
    2017

  • Craig Landry, PharmD. BCOP
    Craig Landry, PharmD. BCOP
    Current Position: Field Medical Directory – Hematology, Medical Affairs

    BeiGene
    Phone: 313-530-7583
    Email: craig.landry@BeiGene.com
    2015

  • Haya Abu-Seir, Pharm D.

    Haya Abu-Seir, Pharm D., BCOP
    Current Position: Senior Clinical Oncology Pharmacist

    OncoHealth, Detroit Metorpolitan Area
    Dearborn, MI
    2015

  • Ashley Leece, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
    Ashley Leece, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
    Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - BMT

    Phone: 313-576-8802
    Email: leecea@karmanos.org
    2013

  • Che M. Chang, PharmD, BCOP
    Che M. Chang, PharmD, BCOP
    Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

    VA Central California Health Care System
    Fresno, CA
    2013

  • Esther Huang, PharmD, BCPS
    Esther Huang, PharmD, BCPS
    Current Position: Pharmacy Specialist - Hematology/BMT

    Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
    New Brunswick, NJ
    2012

  • Sarah M. Lerchenfeldt, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
    Sarah M. Lerchenfeldt, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
    Current Position: Assistant Professor

    Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
    Phone: 248-370-3037
    2010

  • Dhaval Patel, PharmD, BCOP
    Dhaval Patel, PharmD, BCOP
    Current Position: Medication Safety & Quality Assurance Pharmacist

    Phone: 313-576-8806
    Email: pateld@karmanos.org
    2010

  • Vishnuprabha Dhanapal, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
    Vishnuprabha Dhanapal, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
    Current Position: Pharmacy Manager

    Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
    Phone: 313-916-5497
    Email: vdhanap1@hfhs.org
    2009

  • Elizabeth Hay, PharmD
    Elizabeth Hay, PharmD
    Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist

    Harrison Medical Center
    Bremerton, WA
    2008

  • David Reeves, PharmD, BCOP
    David Reeves, PharmD, BCOP
    Current Position: Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
    Franciscan Health System
    Assistant Professor Pharmacy Practice

    Butler University
    Indianapolis, IN
    Phone: 317-338-2537
    Email: djreeves@stvincent.org
    2007

  • Patricia Rayner, PharmD, BCOP
    Patricia Rayner, PharmD, BCOP
    Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Pediatric BMT

    Children's Hospital of Michigan, MI
    Email: prayner@dmc.org
    2006

  • Susan Seen, PharmD
    Susan Seen, PharmD
    Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Oncology

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    2002

  • Tyra Gatewood, PharmD, BCOP
    Tyra Gatewood, PharmD, BCOP
    Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist Specialist - Oncology

    Moffitt Cancer Center, FL
    2000

  • Rami Ibrahim, PharmD, BCOP
    Rami Ibrahim, PharmD, BCOP

    1999

  • Barbara Yim, PharmD, BCOP
    Barbara Yim, PharmD, BCOP
    Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Oncology

    Cook County Hospital, IL
    1998

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