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Meet our Pharmacy Residents

Gianna Galioto

Gianna Galioto, PharmD
PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident

 

Gianna Galioto is the current PGY2 pediatric pharmacy resident at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. She earned her Doctorate in Pharmacy from St. John’s University in May 2019 and completed her PGY1 residency at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. Gianna’s professional interests in pediatrics include general pediatrics, neurology, and infectious diseases. Outside of pharmacy, Gianna enjoys hiking, travelling, and playing video games. Gianna recently conducted a retrospective chart review assessing the incidence of acute kidney injury in pediatric and neonatal patients on IV acyclovir with one of the Rutgers, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Knight Scholars. The results will be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December 2020. During her PGY2 year she will also be performing a research project focused on pediatric perioperative antibiotic practices and developing standardized guidelines as a performance improvement initiative to be presented at the Annual Pediatric Pharmacy Association Meeting in April 2021. After completing her PGY2 residency year, she anticipates becoming board certified in pediatric pharmacotherapy and becoming a Pediatric Clinical Specialist.

Ksenya Kavva, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Ksenya Kavva is from Edison, New Jersey. She earned her Doctorate in Pharmacy from Rutgers, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in May 2020. Ksenya’s professional interests include pediatrics and transitions of care. Outside of pharmacy, Ksenya enjoys singing, baking, and spending time with her miniature poodle. During her residency year, Ksenya will be conducting a retrospective chart review to evaluate the current pharmacological and non-pharmacological comfort care practices in the neonatal intensive care unit. The results from this study will be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December 2020. Based on her research results, she will work to create educational materials for physicians and nurses, and ultimately implement a guideline or an order set for neonates placed on comfort care at Saint Peter’s. After completing her PGY1 residency year, Ksenya hopes to pursue a PGY2 residency program in pediatrics.

Alyssa Cendagorta, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
 

Alyssa is from Middletown, New Jersey. She graduated from the Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in May 2019. Since graduation, she has worked as a staff pharmacist at CVS and a per diem pharmacist at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. Her professional interests include pediatrics and oncology. Some of Alyssa’s hobbies include baking, reading and traveling. During this residency year Alyssa will be investigating the effectiveness of the Saint Peter’s bloodless medicine protocol for treatment of severe anemia. The results of this investigation will be presented at the virtual ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December 2020. The study will help to improve the bloodless medicine protocol and promote treatment with evidence-based medicine. Depending on the outcomes of this investigation a larger propensity score matched cohort study will be conducted comparing outcomes between patients who received and did not receive transfusions for treatment of severe anemia. After completing her PGY1 pharmacy residency program, Alyssa hopes to complete a PGY2 residency in either pediatrics or oncology.

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