Welcome to the Pharmacy Residency Program from Valley Hospital

Edna CheungMessage from the Director, Edna Cheung, PharmD, BCPS:

What many people may not know about Hospital pharmacists is that their role and responsibilities far exceeds simply filling and dispensing medications. Hospital pharmacists critically evaluate physician’s medication orders for appropriateness and accuracy.

Completing a pharmacy residency is an excellent way to begin a career in clinical pharmacy. Our pharmacy program is a post-graduate year one (PGY-1) training program and 12 months in length. During this 12-month training process, residents are faced with a variety of experiences and projects that accelerate their growth beyond what entry-level experiences may provide. The resident will perform as a licensed practitioner under the supervision of an experienced preceptor and will be exposed to a broad variety of clinical scenarios. Learning experiences are organized in block rotations in a specific area. Residents will also participate in committee meetings, develop and revise policies and procedures, conduct quality/performance improvement efforts and complete one major research project. 

Although these experiences are challenging; the skills, competencies and confidence that is gained is invaluable. Being residency trained gives the pharmacist a competitive advantage in the job market as health systems are looking for this requirement for clinical positions.

Edna Cheung, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Valley Hospital Medical Center
620 Shadow Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Phone: 702-388-8476

Pharmacy Administration

Zephanye L. Sistrunk, BS, PharmD, BCGPZ. Sistrunk

Director of Pharmacy
zephanye.sistrunk@uhsinc.com

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer M. Rogers, PharmDJennifer Rogers

Assistant Director of Pharmacy
jenniferm.rogers@uhsinc.com

 

 

 

 

 

Desiree Chang, PharmD, BCPSDesiree Chang

Clinical Pharmacy Manager
desiree.chang@ushinc.com

 

 

 

 

 


Residency Program Director

Edna Cheung headshotEdna Cheung, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Residency Program Director
edna.cheung@uhsinc.com

 

 

 

 

 


Preceptors

Daniel Delnero, PharmDDaniel Delnero

Responsibilities

Provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care to the Central Pharmacy and to the Emergency Room Department. Daily clinical responsibilities include but are not limited to antimicrobial stewardship, dosing and monitoring, pharmacokinetics, pain/agitation/delirium management, anticoagulation, participating in code situations and hemodynamic support. 

Pharmacy School

University of the Pacific, Stockton, California
Professional Interests

Critical care and emergency medicine

Personal Interests

Golf and woodworking


Jennifer KiddJennifer Kidd, PharmD

Neonatology and Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Responsibilities
Clinical program development and direct clinical care for neonatal and pediatric patients.
Pharmacy School
Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove, Ill.
Professional Interests
NICU, general pediatrics and infectious disease​
Personal Interests
Vegas Golden Knights hockey, movies, travel, cooking and spending time with the family


Jun Wen Lin, PharmD, BCPSJun Wen Lin

Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Responsibilities
Provides pharmacy services to the inpatient adult and pediatric hematology/oncology units at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, serves as a member of the Cancer Committee and USP 800 Committee.
Pharmacy School
Long Island University, Brookville, N.Y.
Professional Interests
Acute leukemia, lymphoma, stem cell transplant, and infectious diseases in immunocompromised hosts​
Personal Interests
Hiking, swimming and cooking


Leonor M. Rojas, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDPLeonor Rojas

Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist
Leonor.Rojas@uhsinc.com

Responsibilities
Conducts antimicrobial stewardship activities, partakes in ASP Committee meetings, and provides daily education to the medical staff.
Pharmacy School
Roseman University of Health Sciences, Henderson, Nev.
Post-Graduate Training
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas (PGY-1)
Professional Interests
Infectious diseases
Personal Interests
Yoga and hiking


Anthony Sayegh, PharmDAnthony Sayegh

Responsibilities

Provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care to the Central Pharmacy and to the Emergency Room Department. Daily clinical responsibilities include but are not limited to antimicrobial stewardship, dosing and monitoring, pharmacokinetics, pain/agitation/delirium management, anticoagulation, participating in code situations and hemodynamic support. 

Pharmacy School

Roseman University of Health Sciences, Henderson, Nev.

Professional Interests

Critical care, psychiatry, and pharmaceutical research

Personal Interests

Vegas Golden Knights Hockey, hiking, craft beers, adventures


Roseman University of Health Sciences Faculty

Becky JayakumarBecky Jayakumar, PharmD, BCIDP

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice; Core Faculty
11 Sunset Way, Henderson, NV 89014
702-968-1670
rjayakumar@roseman.edu 

Responsibilities
Infectious disease consult service pharmacist and Co-chair of the six-hospital antimicrobial stewardship committee.
Pharmacy School
North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D.
Post-Graduate Training
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas (PGY-1); Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn. (two-year Infectious Disease Fellowship)
Professional Interests
Multi-drug resistant infections, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics and fungal and viral infections
Personal Interests
Yoga, fitness, and food


Velliyur Viswesh, PharmD, BCPSVelliyur Viswesh

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice; Core Faculty
11 Sunset Way, Henderson, NV 89014
702-968-5668
vviswesh@roseman.edu

Responsibilities
Preceptor for ICU rotation and potentially for research projects; Roseman University faculty member who also precepts residents in the College of Pharmacy’s Teaching Certificate Program.
Pharmacy School
University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
Post-Graduate Training
University of Arizona Medical Center-University Campus, Tucson, Ariz. (PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY-2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Residency)
Professional Interests
Critical care pharmacotherapy, antimicrobial stewardship and pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials
Personal Interests
Hiking, backpacking, canyoneering, kayaking, travel, movies, good food, craft beer, concerts and shows


Evan Williams, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCACPEvan Williams

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Internal Medicine; Core Faculty
11 Sunset Way, Henderson, NV 89014
702-968-1669
ewilliams1@roseman.edu

Responsibilities
Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
Pharmacy School
University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
Post-Graduate Training
Phoenix VA Health Care System, Phoenix, Ariz. (PGY-1)
Professional Interests
Trainee wellbeing, patient education and Transitions of Care
Personal Interests
The outdoors, grilling and swimming


Alana Whittaker, PharmD, BCPS, Alana WhittakerBCGP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Internal Medicine; Core Faculty

11 Sunset Way, Henderson, NV 89014
702-968-1612
awhittaker@roseman.edu

Responsibilities
Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
Pharmacy School
Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Post-Graduate Training
Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk, Va. (PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice); Seton Family of Hospitals/University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (PGY-2 Internal Medicine)
Professional Interests
Diabetes, asthma, COPD and statistics
Personal Interests
Reading, cooking, watching crime shows and volunteering