Residency in Pharmacy at Plainview Hospital

About us

The postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency at Plainview Hospital offers residents the opportunity to accelerate professional growth beyond entry-level proficiency. The 12-month accredited program enhances skills in managing medication-use systems and supports optimal medication therapy outcomes for patients with a broad range of illnesses.

Residents will experience unit-based pharmacy practice during the course of each clinical rotation and will be involved in direct patient care. They will work collaboratively with a pharmacist, medical team and other healthcare providers, and will serve as a drug information resource.  Rotations will be tailored to the resident’s field of interest and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) requirements.  

This program prepares residents to assume positions as direct patient care clinicians, serve as adjunct or full-time faculty for a college of pharmacy or pursue a PGY2 residency in a focused area of practice. 

Residency learning experiences

Core rotations

  • Intensive care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Administration

Elective rotations

  • Infectious disease
  • Nephrology
  • Psychiatry
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Orthopedics/Rehabilitation
  • Other - resident’s area of interest

Longitudinal Experience

  • Research project
  • Preceptor to APPE and IPPE students
  • Pager responsibilities (residents are expected to attend all codes and rapid responses)
  • Teaching certificate program
  • Varying on-call responsibilities

Application process

Applicants interested in the pharmacy residency training program at Plainview Hospital should apply using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

We require the following documents be submitted through the PhORCAS site as part of our application packet. Essential application information includes:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Three (3) letters of professional recommendations
  • Official pharmacology school transcripts

Current residents

Seda Donmez


St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Pharmacy, PharmD

Professional Organizations



Cardiology and Endocrinology

Samantha Morgan


University of California, San Francisco, PharmD
University of Florida – Bachelor of Science, Health Science

Professional Organizations



Critical Care, Pediatrics

Nathan Schirmacher


Wester University of Health Sciences, PharmD
California State University Long Beach, Bachelor of Arts in Music

Professional Organizations



Infectious Disease, Pediatrics, Oncology

Past residents

Residency Year 2016-2017

Maryam Ahmed

St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator – Northwell Health Plainview Hospital

Anthony Juliano

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy

Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care – Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, FL

Kimberly Pough

Temple University School of Pharmacy

Pediatric ID/Antimicrobial Stewardship Fellow – Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Residency Year 2015-2016

Dana He

Long Island University, NY

Clinical Pharmacist, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Amna Jamil

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University

Underserved Care/ Global Health PGY-2, University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Pittsburg, PA

Brenden Van Slyke

MCPHS University

Clinical Pharmacist, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead, NY

Residency Year 2014-2015

Matt Bilhimer

The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, KS

Emergency Medicine PGY2 – University of Rochester Medical Center/ Strong Memorial Hospital

Jaclene Dabbour

Harding University, AR

Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator – Northwell Health Plainview Hospital

Kyle DiPaola

Northeastern University, MA

Pediatrics PGY2 – Children’s National Health System

Residency Year 2013-2014

James Priano

Thomas Jefferson University, PA

Emergency Medicine PGY2 – Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ

Frieda Miller

Long Island University, NY

Ambulatory Care PGY2- Brookdale University Hospital, NY

Lauren Kaveski

St. John’s University, NY

Infectious Disease Fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center, CA

Residency Year 2012-2013

Lisa Modelevsky

Midwestern University - Chicago College of Pharmacy, IL

Oncology PGY2 – Boston Medical Center, MA

Faculty staff and preceptors

Jonathan Falsetta, PharmD, BCPS
Program Coordinator
Assistant Director, Pharmacy Clinical Education Services

Dr. Falsetta is the assistant director of clinical pharmacy and education services. He received his PharmD from Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Long Island University. He completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and became Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy in 2012. 

Jaclene Dabbour, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Program Coordinator
Clinical Coordinator, Critical Care

Dr. Dabbour is a clinical pharmacy coordinator. She received a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona. Dr. Dabbour earned her PharmD and MBA from Harding University. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Northwell Health Plainview Hospital and became Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy in 2016.

Geremy Carpenter, PharmD
Clinical Coordinator, Emergency Medicine 

Dr. Carpenter completed his undergraduate and graduate education at University of Mississippi, receiving his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees. He went on to pursue his PGY-1 Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Carpenter worked as the Clinical Pharmacist of advanced practice, stationed in the emergency department at Lenox Hill, before joining the pharmacy team at Plainview Hospital. He is currently the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, specializing in Emergency Medicine.

Maryam Ahmed, PharmD
Clinical Coordinator, Emergency Medicine 

Dr. Ahmed completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Science.  She completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at Northwell Health Plainview Hospital. Upon completion of her residency Dr. Ahmed continued her journey at Plainview hospital. She is currently a Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, specializing in Emergency Medicine.

Program contacts

Jonathan Falsetta, PharmD, BCPS
888 Old Country Rd.
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 719-3341
[email protected]

Dennis Karagannis, RPh, MS
888 Old Country Rd.
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 719-2345
[email protected]

(516) 719-3341
Get in touch with us!

Applicants invited for interview will be notified by email. For additional information on how to apply contact Jonathan Falsetta PharmD, BCPS.

Email the Pharmacy Residency Program

Student orientation

Prior to clinical experiences at our hospitals and facilities, it is necessary for students to complete the following orientation program: