PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Practice Residency

Hartford Hospital Overview

Hartford Hospital, part of Hartford Healthcare, is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England. Hartford Hospital is a 938 bed tertiary medical center with five intensive care units and many areas of specialty including robust HIV, cystic fibrosis, oncology, and solid organ transplant patient populations.


About the Program

The infectious diseases (ID) pharmacy residency at Hartford Hospital provides advanced training in ID pharmacotherapy and antimicrobial stewardship. The program allows for tailored instruction for the individual resident based on interests, past experience, and future goals.


Residency Experiences

Core Learning Experiences:

  • Orientation
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Adult Infectious Diseases Consult
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases in Solid Organ Transplant
  • Infectious Diseases Critical Care

Elective Learning Experiences:

  • Transplant Infectious Diseases
  • Focused Research/Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development (CAIRD)
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Longitudinal Learning Experiences:

  • Microbiology
  • Teaching and Academia
  • Subcommittee Involvement
  • HIV Clinic
  • Research
  • Pharmacist Service/Kinetics

Program Information

ASHP Accreditation Status:

  • Active

Start Date:

  • July 2022

Residency Program Director:

Requirements for Application:

  • Candidates must register through ASHP match
  • Candidates must complete a PGY1 experience or an equivalent experience
  • Licensure in the state of Connecticut by the start of the residency

PGY2 Resident

Elaine LiuElaine Liu

Email: Elaine.Liu@hhchealth.org

Hometown: Marlboro, New Jersey

School of Pharmacy: Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University, NJ

Professional Interests: Pediatric infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, and teaching

Post PGY2 Plans: I hope to practice as an ID clinical specialist, ideally at an academic medical center with tons of students and teaching opportunities!

What attracted you to Hartford Hospital?
I was drawn to Hartford Hospital originally for its fame in the ID world as the home of the aminoglycoside monitoring Hartford nomogram, but was committed to the large teaching hospital environment and diverse patient demographic! With a variety of critical care, transplant, pediatric, adult, and HIV patients, coupled with the exciting research endeavors at the Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development, Hartford Hospital offers experiences in nearly every facet of infectious diseases.

What do you do in your free time?
My 4 F’s – friends, family, food, and fashion. I love to cook and bake, and before the COVID-19 pandemic I successfully challenged myself to wear 200 different outfits for each of my 200 days of advanced pharmacy rotations.

What do you love most about Connecticut?
The presence of four seasons to support my ever-growing wardrobe and the balance between urban and suburban activities (happy hours and hiking!).

PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency

  • Kristin E. Linder, PharmD BCPS BCIDP

    Director of PGY-2 Residency Program in Infectious Diseases
    Department of Pharmacy Services Hartford Hospital

  • 80 Seymour Street
    Hartford, CT 06102-5037

  • Phone: 860.972.0575
    Fax: 860.972.2910