Our PGY1 pharmacy residency faculty boasts a visionary setting, led by a Pharmacy Director committed to departmental growth and development. Through our innovative programs, our passionate and energetic preceptors enjoy sharing their knowledge and expertise with others.

Justin L. Schneider, PharmD
System Director of Pharmacy Services

Stroke Service Line Administrator
Interests/Focus: Optimization/Maximization of Technology to Support and Expand Clinical Function, Expansion of the Leadership Role of Pharmacy in the Hospital and Health-system setting
Graduate of University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, PharmD

Karen E. Trenkler, PharmD, MS, BCPS
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Clinical Coordinator
Interests/Focus: Infectious Diseases, Informatics, Critical Care, Geriatrics
Graduate of UIC College of Pharmacy, BS
Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy, PharmD
DePaul University, Information Systems, MS

Zahra Khudeira, PharmD, MA, BCPS, CPPS
PGY1 Residency Program Coordinator
Medication Safety Manager
Interests/Focus: Anticoagulation, Integration of Medication Safety and Informatics, Medication Safety overall and with a specific interest in Pediatrics / NICU
Graduate of UIC College of Pharmacy, PharmD
Lewis University, Organizational Leadership, MA
PGY1 Residency: NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, IL

Sameer Shah, PharmD, MHA

Pharmacy Operations Manager

Interests/Focus: Pharmacy Automation/Technology, Standardization of Policies and Procedures, Implementing Progressive Pharmacy Initiatives, Leadership Development, Managing Drug Shortages & Inventory Control

Graduate of UIC College of Pharmacy, PharmD

UIC School of Public Health, Master of Healthcare Administration, MHA

Basirat O. Sanuth, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Critical Care
Interests/Focus: Sedation and Analgesia in the ICU
Graduate of Purdue University, BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, PharmD
PGY1 Residency: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
PGY2 Residency: Critical Care

University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH

Adrienne T. Perotti, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine
Interests/Focus: Toxicology, Infectious Diseases
Graduate of UIC College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Residency: University of Illinois-Chicago
Fellowship: Toxicology/Emergency Medicine, 2 year program
Florida Poison Control Center Jacksonville/USVI
Shands Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Jillian M. Szczesiul, PharmD
Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine
Interests/Focus: Resuscitation, Critical Care
Graduate of Wayne State University College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
PGY2 Residency: Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Pavel A. Prusakov, BS, PharmD
Clinical Specialist, Pediatrics
Interests/Focus: Developmental pharmacokinetics and nutrition
Graduate of Purdue University College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Residency: Parkview Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN
PGY2 Residency: Pediatrics
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Pooja R. Arora, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist
Interests/Focus: Critical Care, Surgical/Trauma, General Medicine
Graduate of UIC College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Residency: Midwestern University, Primary Care with Education Focus, Downers Grove, IL

Linda S. Leav, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist
Interests/Focus: General Medicine
Graduate of UIC College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Residency: VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA

Kacie Powers, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist
Interests/Focus: General Medicine, General Surgery Medicine
Graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Residency: Comprehensive Pharmacy Services/Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Anupa Patel, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist
Interests/Focus: Ambulatory Care (DM, HF, Anticoagulation), Geriatrics, General Medicine
Graduate of St. Louis College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Residency: Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL

Valerie Caroselli, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist
Interests/Focus: Oncology, Ambulatory Care
Graduate of University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Residency: Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI

Sharon Sam, PharmD
Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Interests/Focus: Research - Resistant gram + infections and dose optimization for MDR infections
Clinical - mycology and microbiology
Graduate of Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Residency: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
PGY2 Residency: Infectious Diseases
Rush University Medical Center/Midwestern University, College of Pharmacy
Academia: Associate Professor, Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy