Current Pharmacy Residents :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Current Pharmacy Residents

The following information is provided to let you learn more about our current pharmacy resident class at Nationwide Children's Hospital.  Please feel free to contact our residents if you would like their insight regarding any of our three pharmacy residency programs.

Kara D. Krzan, PharmD

Kara KrzanTitle: Master of Science and Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Pharmacy school: University of Toledo
Reason for residency: I have always been drawn toward an administrative path in pharmacy. During my time at Nationwide Children's, I will be exposed to and gain an understanding of the areas in a hospital where a pharmacist can fill an administrative role. I will also learn a clinical pharmacist's role in a pediatric hospital and the unique challenges that are faced. Through these experiences, I will be better prepared to consider all of the pieces to the puzzle in order to optimize patient care.
Areas of Interest: Pharmacy Management, Pediatrics, Leadership, Operations and Teaching
Personal Interests: Pittsburgh Steelers, dancing, teaching hip hop, kickboxing, and other assorted group exercise classes, shopping at flea markets and antique stores, going on outdoor adventures, spending time with family and friends.  

Laura Jones, PharmD

Laura JonesTitle: PGY2 Pharmacy Resident - Pediatrics
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Pharmacy School/PGY1 Residency: Northeastern University / The University of Rochester Medical Center
Reason for residency: To continue to develop the specialized knowledge and experience needed for caring for pediatric patients
Areas of interest: Hematology/Oncology, Cardiology, General Pediatrics
Personal areas of interest: Trying new restaurants, MLB (Boston Red Sox), exploring Columbus, reading, traveling, outdoor activities

Nathan Walleser, PharmD

Nathan WalleserTitle: PGY2 Pharmacy Resident - Pediatrics
Hometown: Waterloo, IA
College: University of Iowa
Pharmacy School: University of Iowa
Reason for residency: To gain the knowledge, experience, and skills necessary to care for pediatric patients
Areas of interest: Cardiology, transplant, hematology/oncology   
Personal areas of interest: Cooking, eating, spending time with friends and family

Jacalyn Rogers, PharmD, CHM

Jacalyn RogersTitle: Master of Science and Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident
Hometown: Chardon, Ohio
College: John Carroll University and Kent State University
Pharmacy School: Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Reason for residency:  I desired to grow both personally and professionally by developing my skills as a clinician and leader within health-system pharmacy.
Areas of interest:  Leadership, Professional Organizations, Medication Safety, Teaching, and Technology.
Personal areas of interest: Yoga, baking, cooking, knitting, and spending time with my cat “Chewie” and my husband

Christine Prusa, PharmD

Christine PrusaTitle: Community Care Pharmacy Resident
Hometown: Findlay, Ohio
College: The College of Wooster
Pharmacy School: The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Reason for residency: To gain experience in pediatric clinic and out-patient pharmacy settings.
Areas of interest: Pediatrics, Primary Care, Neurology and Mental Health
Personal areas of interest: Playing with dogs, reading, gardening, hiking, and Go Bucks!


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