PGY-2: Transplant

Transplant Services Information

As one of the largest and most comprehensive adult and pediatric abdominal transplantation centers in the world, the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute (RMTI) at Mount Sinai is committed to outstanding patient care, research, and educational programs. Our transplant services for adults and children include kidney, liver, pancreas, and intestinal organ transplant.

The Mount Sinai Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Program is a multidisciplinary program dedicated to patients with this complex and chronic disease. Our team of heart failure and transplant cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiac imaging experts, arrhythmia specialists, nurse practitioners, and transplant and Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) coordinators, create an integrated approach that offers the best treatments to this very challenging and demanding patient population.

Transplant Residency Program Information

General Information
We accept one (1) full-time PGY 2 Tranplant Resident each year for the 12 month residency. A major research project must be completed and presented during the residency year.

The goal of the transplant residency program is to provide opportunities in direct patient care, administration, education, and research that lead to the development of an independent and competent solid organ transplant pharmacy specialist.

Program Description
The residency is a twelve month program with a focus on solid organ transplant patient centered medication therapy management. The majority of the resident’s time will be spent on various tranplant teams, working collaboratively with a medical team and other healthcare providers. The pharmacy resident will serve as a pharmacy resource within the team.

Funding is available for educational meetings as well as membership in national, state, and local professional organizations. Residents receive an annual stipend and are eligible for health insurance, holidays and educational travel.
Vacation: 19 total days paid time off (PTO)

Learning Experiences
Core Rotations (5 months)

  • Adult Kidney/Pancreas Transplant
  • Adult Liver Transplant
  • Adult Heart Transplant
  • Transplant Infectious Disease

Elective Rotations (6 months)

  • Adult Kidney/Pancreas Transplant
  • Adult Liver Transplant
  • Adult Heart Transplant
  • Adult Intestinal Transplant/Nutrition
  • Pediatric Transplant
  • Critical Care
  • Bone Marrow Transplant

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Administration
  • Ambulatory Care Clinic
  • Research
  • Staffing: One evening per week in the transplant pharmacy satellite and weekend patient education responsibilities
  • Teaching

Current Resident
Rachel Staudt, Pharm D

Past Transplant Pharmacy Residents
Class of 2012-2013
Jason Chheda, Pharm D

Class of 2011-2012
Teresa Tan, Pharm D

Mount Sinai Hospital pharmacy residency programs utilize the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for ALL resident application submissions.

We require the following documents through the PhORCAS site as part of our application packet:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • THREE letters of recommendation
  • ALL post-secondary transcripts, including pre-pharmacy coursework and prior degrees
  • Professional writing sample

Qualifications of Applicants

  • Pharm D degree from an ACPE-accredited College of School of Pharmacy
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency of equivalent experience
  • Must be eligible for a NYS Pharmacy license and obtain an intern permit prior to starting the residency. ALL residents must become licensed in NYS by October of the residency year.

Application Deadline: January 15th

Contact Us

Program Director, PGY2 Transplant Residency
Ernie Lukens, Pharm D, BCPS
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Leandra Miko, Pharm D
Transplant Pharmacy Specialist
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Department of Pharmacy
The Mount Sinai Hospital
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1211
New York, NY 10029