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PGY1

Gabriel Melgarejo, PharmD

Gabriel Melgarejo, PharmDDr. Gabriel Melgarejo received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy in May 2021. His current practice interests include infectious diseases and ambulatory care. Dr. Melgarejo’s research project involves evaluating dosing strategies for sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim in skin and soft tissue infections. Upon completion of his PGY-1, Dr. Melgarejo plans to pursue a PGY-2 in one of his interest areas or a clinical position in a hospital setting, as well as obtaining board certification in pharmacotherapy.

Stephen Shoe, PharmD

Stephen Shoe PharmDDr. Stephen Shoe received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Pharmacy in May 2021. His current practice interests include cardiology, psychiatry, and ambulatory care. Dr. Shoe’s research project involves evaluating the readmission rates of patients in whom a pharmacist led admission and discharge medication reconciliation was performed. Upon completion of his PGY-1, Dr. Shoe plans to pursue a PGY-2 in one of his areas of interest or a clinical position in a hospital setting.

Garrett Shobe, PharmD

Garrett Shobe PharmDDr. Garrett Shobe received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. His current practice interests are critical care and emergency medicine. Dr. Shobe’s research project involves evaluating the effects of 3% sodium chloride continuous infusion vs bolus dosing on 28 day mortality for patients with cerebral edema or traumatic brain injury. Upon completion of his PGY-1, Dr. Shobe plans to pursue a PGY-2 in either Critical Care or Emergency Medicine.

Savanna Smith, PharmD

Savanna Smith PharmDDr. Savanna Smith received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy in May 2021. Her current practice interests include infectious diseases, internal medicine and emergency medicine. Dr. Smith’s research project involves an outpatient antimicrobial stewardship clinical decision support system to help guide antimicrobial use in an outpatient setting. Upon completion of her PGY-1, she plans to pursue a PGY-2 in one of her interest areas or a clinical position in an academic medical center and achieve board certification in pharmacotherapy.

PGY2

Aaron Lawson, PharmD

Aaron Lawson, PharmDDr. Aaron Lawson received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy in May 2020. He completed his PGY-1 residency at University Health. His practice interest is critical care. Dr. Lawson’s research project involves evaluating the rates of venous thromboembolism in trauma patients with administration of enoxaparin 40 mg twice daily compared to enoxaparin 30 mg twice daily. Upon completion of his PGY-2, he plans to obtain board certification in critical care pharmacotherapy and work as a critical care clinical pharmacist in a hospital setting.