Residency Program

Current Residents

Current Health System Pharmacy Administration Residents

Krishna Shah, PharmD., MBA (email)

Krishna Shah is originally from Columbia, SC. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Wofford College and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She also received her Master of Business Administration degree through The Citadel. While completing her two-year residency, she will also complete her Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a focus on Health-System Pharmacy Administration through the University of North Carolina. Her clinical practice interests include cardiology and critical care, while her administrative interests include clinical management and population health. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Shah serves on the Infectious Disease Formulary Evaluation Team and is completing the Teaching and Precepting Certificate Program. This year, her research will evaluate the incidence of viral reactivation as a result of HCV treatment in kidney transplant patients. In the future, Dr. Shah plans to attain a pharmacy leadership position that allows her to collaborate with peers while maintaining a clinical presence.

 

Blake Barta, PharmD (email)

Blake Barta is originally from Pembroke Pines, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Florida and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. While completing his two-year residency, he will also complete his Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a focus on Health-System Pharmacy Administration through the University of North Carolina. His clinical practice interests include infectious diseases and critical care, while his administrative interests include inpatient operations management, supply chain, and 340B. In addition to his rotation responsibilities, Dr. Barta serves on the Children’s Formulary Evaluation Team, serves as Chief Resident, and serves as Chair of the Formulary and Informatics Subcommittee. This year, his research will evaluate a pharmacist-led workflow for the FDA Expanded Access Program. In the future, Dr. Barta plans to attain a pharmacy leadership position that allows him to engage in quality improvement projects while collaborating with peers and other healthcare professionals to achieve departmental and institutional goals.

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