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Pharmacy Services

Pharmacy Leadership

Directors

Laura Alfieri, MPH
Director, Pharmacy Operations, Wakefield Campus
laalfier@montefiore.org

Faculty Appointment

  • Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, St. John's University, New York, NY

Education

  • BS in Pharmacy, St. John's University, New York, NY
  • Masters in Public Health, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Appointments

  • President (2012-2013), Westchester Society of Health System Pharmacists

Royston Browne, PharmD
Director, Oncology Pharmacy
rbrowne@montefiore.org

Faculty Appointment

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Long Island University, A&M Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Education

  • BS Pharmacy, St. John's University, New York, NY
  • PharmD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Yvonne Gayle, MS, PharmD, BCNS

Director Pharmacy Operations, Einstein Campus
ygayle@montefiore.org

Faculty Appointment

  • Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, St. John's University

Education

  • University of Technology School of Pharmacy, Jamaica West Indies
  • MS, Hospital Pharmacy Management, St. John's University, New York, NY
  • PharmD, Shenandoah University, Winchesterf, Virginia
  • GSK/APhA Executive Management Program for Pharmacy Leaders, Wharton-LDI
  • Board Certified, Nutrition Support

Ellen Rudnick, MS, RPh
Director, Pharmacy Operations, Moses Campus
erudnick@montefiore.org

Faculty Appointment

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Long Island University, A&M Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Awards:

  • Pharmacist of the Year, New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists, 2013

Education

  • BS in Pharmacy, Long Island University, A&M Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Brooklyn, NY
  • MS in Drug Information and Communication, Long Island University, A&M Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Brooklyn, NY
  • GSK/APhA Executive Management Program for Pharmacy Leaders, Wharton-LDI

Mark J. Sinnett, PharmD, FASHP
Director, Clinical and Educational Pharmacy Services
Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
msinnet@montefiore.org

Faculty Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor of Nursing, College of New Rochelle
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, A&M Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Education

  • BS Pharmacy, PharmD: State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Residency

  • ASHP-Accredited Residency in Pharmacy Practice, Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY

Awards

  • Fellow, American Society of Health-system Pharmacists, 2001
  • The Harold Neham Award, New York City Society of Health-system Pharmacists, 2001
  • Best Practices in Health-System Pharmacy Management. American Society of Health-system Pharmacists, 1999
  • Pharmacist Achievement Award, New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists, 2011
  • Lois P. Jeffrey Award, Eastern States Conference, 2013
  • Orville C. Baxter Professional Practice Award, University at Buffalo, 2013

Appointments

  • Co-Chair, Institutional Review Board, Biomedical Research Alliance of New York
  • Deputy Chair, Institutional Review Board, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Board of Directors, NYSCHP
  • Advisory Board, Eastern States Conference for Pharmacy Residents and Preceptors
  • Commission on Credentialing, ASHP, 2009-2012
  • President, New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists, 2012

Bonifacio Zaino, MS
Director of Pharmacy Finance and Automation
bzaino@montefiore.org

Education

  • BS Pharmacy: Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Brooklyn, NY
  • Master of Science, Institutional Pharmacy Practice, St. John's University, New York, NY

Residency

  • ASHP-Accredited Residency in Pharmacy Practice, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Clinical and Operations Management

Frank C. Aroh, PharmD
Director, Pharmacy Operations, Montefiore Hutchinson Campus
faroh@montefiore.org

Education

  • BS Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ
  • BS Pharmacy, Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Brooklyn, NY
  • PharmD, University Of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Residency

  • ASHP-Accredited Residency in Pharmacy Practice, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Alla Belovsky, MS
Inpatient Pharmacy Manager, Moses Campus
abelovsk@montefiore.org

Faculty Appointment

  • Instructor, Long Island University, A&M Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Brooklyn, NY

Education

  • BS Pharmacy, MS in Clinical Pharmacy, St. John's University, New York, NY

Ann Brownstein, MS
Manager, IV Compounding/Manufacturing/Packaging Area - Moses Campus
abrownst@montefiore.org

Faculty Appointment

  • Instructor, Long Island University, A&M Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Education

  • BS Pharmacy, St. John's University, New York, NY
  • MS Hospital Pharmacy Administration, Long Island University, A&M Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Brooklyn, NY

Julie Chen, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Critical Care
jchen@montefiore.org

Faculty Appointment

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • Adjunct Professor of Nursing, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

Education

  • BS Pharmacy, PharmD, St. John's University, New York, NY
  • Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy

Residency

  • ASHP-Accredited Residency in Pharmacy Practice, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Angela Cheng-Lai, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Cardiology
acheng@montefiore.org

Faculty Appointment

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Education

  • BS Pharmacy, PharmD, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy

Residency

  • ASHP-Accredited Residency in Pharmacy Practice, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Appointments

  • Pharmacology Section Editor: Cardiology In Review
  • President Elect, Westchester Society of Health System Pharmacists

Philip Chung, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Infectious Diseases
pchung@montefiore.org

Faculty Appointment

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Education

  • BS Pharmacy, St. John's University, New York, NY
  • PharmD, Rutgers University, The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Piscataway, NJ
  • Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy

Residency

  • ASHP-Accredited Residency in Pharmacy, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • ASHP-Accredited PGY2 Residency in Infectious Disease, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Thomas Colarusso, RPh
Associate Director of Pharmacy, Wakefield Campus
tcolarus@montefiore.org

Education

  • BS Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, MA

Alesa Courson, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Solid Organ Transplantation
acourson@montefiore.org

Education

  • BS in Health Services Administration, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • PharmD, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Residency

  • ASHP-Accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, Methodist Health-University Hospital, Memphis, TN
  • ASHP-Accredited PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Solid Organ Transplantation, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Regina Cregin, PharmD, BCPS
Manager, Infomatics
rcregin@montefiore.org

Faculty Appointment

  • Instructor, Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Brooklyn, New York

Education

  • BS Pharmacy, PharmD, St. John's University, New York, NY
  • Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy

Katherine DiPalo, PharmD, BCAAP, CGP
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Heart Failure
kdipalo@montefiore.org

Education

  • PharmD, University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy, Bufffalo, NY
  • Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
  • Certified Geriatric Pharmacist

Residency

  • ASHP-Accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Bronx, NY

Nadia C. Ferguson-Myrthil, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Critical Care
nafergus@montefiore.org

Education

  • PharmD, Rutgers University. The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Piscataway, NJ
  • Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy

Residency

  • ASHP-Accredited Residency in Pharmacy Practice, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Nilam Gandhi, PharmD, MBA
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Pediatrics
nigandhi@montefiore.org

Faculty Appointment

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Long Island University, A&M Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Brooklyn, New York

Education

  • PharmD, Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Birmingham, AL
  • Masters in Business Administration, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Residency

  • ASHP-accredited specialty pharmacy Residency in Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO

Danielle Garcia, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Ambulatory Care
dangarci@montefiore.org

Education

  • PharmD, Rutgers University School of Pharmacy, Piscataway, NJ

Residency

  • ASHP-Accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • ASHP-Accredited PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Pharmacotherapy, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

 


Ellen Germain, PharmD, MBA
Pharmacy Manager, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
egermain@montefiore.org

Education

  • PharmD, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • MBA, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Residency

  • ASHP-Accredited Combined PGY-1/PGY-2 Residency in Health System Pharmacy Administration - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Yi Guo, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Infectious Diseases
yiguo@montefiore.org

Faculty

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Education

  • BS, PharmD, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Residency

  • ASHP-Accredited Residency in Pharmacy Practice, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
  • ASHP-Accredited Specialty Residency in Infectious Disease, Bronx VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Saira Khalique, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Critical Care
skhaliqu@montefiore.org

Education

  • PharmD, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
    Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy

Residency

  • ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • ASHP-accredited PGY2 Critical Care Residency, Christiana Health System, Newark, DE

Philip Lee,  PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
phle@montefiore.org 

Education

  • BA, Economics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • PharmD, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Board certification, Pharmacotherapy

Residency

  • ASHP-Accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • ASHP-Accredited PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Infectious Diseases, Yale-New Haven Health Hospital, New Haven, CT


Ruth Lyttle, PharmD
Evening/Midnight Pharmacy Manager - Einstein Campus
rlyttle@montefiore.org

Education

  • BS in Pharmacy, St. John's University, New York, NY
  • BS in Microbiology Howard University, Washington DC
  • PharmD, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA


Joseph Manganelli PharmD, MPA
Director, Clinical Pharmacy; CMO, the Care Management Company of MMC
jmangane@montefiore.org

Education

  • BS Pharmacy- St. John's University, New York, NY
  • Masters Degree in Public Administration- Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Irene E. Maningas, PharmD
Day Pharmacy Manager - Einstein
imaning@montefiore.org

Education

  • BS Pharmacy, University of Santo Tomas
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

James McCarthy, RPh
Manager, Ambulatory Oncology
jmccarth@montefiore.org

Education

  • BS in Pharmacy, St. John's University, New York, NY

Toshiba Morgan-Joseph, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Immunization
Coordinator, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

tmorgan@montefiore.org

Faculty Appointment

  • Instructor, Rehabilitation Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York

Education

  • BS in Biology, PharmD, Howard University, Washington, DC

Residency

  • ASHP-Accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

Pragna Patel, PharmD
Oncology Pharmacy Manager, Investigational Drugs
ppatel@montefiore.org

Education

  • BS, MS, in Pharmacy, LM College of Pharmacy, Gujarat, India
  • PharmD, Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany, NY

Nida Siddiqi, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Solid Organ Transplantation
nsiddiqi@montefiore.org

Education

  • PharmD, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Residency

  • ASHP-Accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY


Clemencia Solorzano, PharmD
Manager for Investigational Drug Services
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Anticoagulation Services
csolorza@montefiore.org

Education

  • BA degree in Biology: Hunter College, New York, NY
  • BS Pharmacy: Long Island University Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Brooklyn, NY

Residency

  • ASHP-Accredited Residency in Pharmacy Practice, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Appointments

  • Member, Institutional Review Board, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Adjunct Professor of Nursing, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

Yuliana Toderika, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Ambulatory Care

Faculty Appointment

  • Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Brooklyn, NY

Education

  • PharmD, LIU University, A&M Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Brooklyn, NY
  • Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy

Residency

  • ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, The Brooklyn Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
  • ASHP-accredited PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Geriatrics, The Brooklyn Hospital, Brooklyn, NY


Steven W. Tuckman, MBA, RPh
Pharmacy Manager, Ambulatory Care
stuckman@montefiore.org

Faculty Appointment

  • Instructor, Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Education

  • BS Pharmacy, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
  • BA, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY

Professional Affiliations

  • President, Westchester Society of Health System Pharmacists, 2006-2007

Keith T. Veltri, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Manager- Family Medicine
kveltri@montefiore.org

Faculty Appointment

  • Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Touro College of Pharmacy, New York, NY
  • Adjunct Professor - Adelphi University, School of Nursing

Education

  • BS Pharmacy, PharmD, St. John's University, New York, NY
  • BS Biology, Mary Washington College, Fredricksburg, VA

Professional Affiliations

  • NYSCHP- President Westchester Society of Health System Pharmacists, 2001-2002
  • New York Department of Health-AIDS Institute, Pharmacy Advisory Committee

Caroline Verges, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Ambulatory Care
cverges@montefiore.org

Education

  • BS, Biology- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC
  • PharmD, Ambulatory Care Clinical Scholars Program- University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill NC
  • Board certification, Ambulatory Care

Residency

  • ASHP-Accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn NY
  • ASHP-Accredited PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn NY

Susan Villegas, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Brooklyn NY

Education

  • PharmD, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, Morgantown, WV

Residency

  • ASHP-Accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency, Children's Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis, MN

Carolyn M. Woodley, PharmD
Evening/Midnight Pharmacy Manager - Moses Division
cwoodley@montefiore.org

Faculty Appointment

  • Clinical Instructor, Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Brooklyn, NY

Education

  • BS Pharmacy, PharmD, Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Brooklyn, NY
  • Certified Nuclear Pharmacist, Arizona School of Pharmacy

Vicken Yaghdjian, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Immunization
vyaghdji@montefiore.org

Faculty Appointment

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Long Island University, A&M Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Brooklyn, NY

Education

  • BS Pharmacy, Pharm.D, St. John's University, New York, NY
  • BS, Forensic Science/Toxicology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY