Residents

PGY1 Residents 2018
2018 Pharmacy Residents
Stephanie Lombardi, Kimhouy Tong, Jasmine Chen, Jasmine Patel, Anastasia Bilinskaya, and Robyn Riggott


Anastasia Bilinskaya
 

Name: Anastasia Bilinskaya
Email: Anastasia.Bilinskaya@hhchealth.org
Hometown: Newington, CT
School of Pharmacy: University of Connecticut
Professional Interests: Infectious Diseases, HIV, Psychiatry, Toxicology
Post PGY-1 Plans: PGY-2 in infectious diseases or a clinical pharmacist position
What attracted you to Hartford Hospital? As a student, I completed a majority of my rotations at Hartford Hospital and quickly realized it was a great fit for me. Given that Hartford Hospital is a large academic medical center, I knew it would provide me with ample opportunities to further my education, research, and clinical skills while practicing in a collaborative work environment. Also, everyone in the pharmacy is incredibly friendly and supportive, really making you feel right at home.
What do you love most about CT? I love having all four seasons, especially fall! We’re also in a great location for weekend trips to either Boston or New York.
What do you do in your free time? I enjoy going out with friends, trying new foods, visiting local breweries/vineyards, attending yoga classes, and binge-watching shows on Netflix.

Jasmine Chen

Name: Jasmine Chen
Email: Jasmine.Chen@hhchealth.org
Hometown: Danbury, CT
School of Pharmacy: University of Connecticut
Professional Interests: Oncology, Critical Care, and Infectious Disease
Post PGY-1 Plans: I plan to either complete a PGY-2 in one of my interest areas or to find a clinical pharmacist position.
What attracted you to Hartford Hospital? The Department of Pharmacy members display outstanding enthusiasm for benefiting patients. Everyone is like a big pharmacy family operating in a vibrant and collaborative healthcare community. In addition, the pharmacy residency program offers many excellent rotations. Training at such a top-notch tertiary medical center with a diverse patient population can help me to develop into an exceptional clinical pharmacist.
What do you love most about CT? I love the diverse landscapes that exist in CT including lush forests, small mountains, winding rivers, and beaches. I’m all about being outdoors.
What do you do in your free time? I enjoy hiking with my dog Allie and going fishing with my family.

Jasmine Patel

Name: Jasmine Patel
Email: Jasmine.patel2@hhchealth.org
Hometown: Union, NJ
School of Pharmacy: Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University
Professional Interests: Critical Care, Oncology, Infectious Disease, Research
Post PGY-1 Plans: I hope to pursue a PGY-2 residency in one of my interest areas or to obtain a position as a clinical pharmacist in a tertiary medical center
What attracted you to Hartford Hospital? Hartford Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma center and a large academic medical center, which provides an opportunity for an even greater learning experience as a resident. On top of that, the program has a variety of electives to choose from and a vast number of pharmacists and specialists who prioritize the professional growth of the residents.
What do you love most about CT? I love how outdoorsy people are here, and having the chance to visit different festivals in the New England area. There is still so much to explore!
What do you do in your free time? I like to cook (play around with recipes), try new restaurants, and workout/lift

Kimhouy Tong

Name: Kimhouy Tong
Email: kimhouy.tong@hhchealth.org 
Hometown: Stockton, CA
School of Pharmacy: Northeastern University
Professional Interests: Ambulatory Care, Transitions of Care, Research
Post PGY-1 Plans: Pursuing a career focused on advancing pharmacy roles in patient communication.
What attracted you to Hartford Hospital? I am excited about the opportunity to participate in the pain rotation and explore the toxicology rotation. Hartford Hospital has a truly unique set of experiences available to pharmacy residents!
What do you love most about CT? Being within 2 hours of hiking, kayaking, pick-your-own farms, as well as big cities such as New York and Boston!
What do you do in your free time? Blueberry picking, exploring the Thimble Islands, and checking out the local breweries.

Stephanie Lombardi

Name: Stephanie Lombardi
Email: Stephanie.Lombardi@hhchealth.org 
Hometown: Slingerlands, NY
School of Pharmacy: Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Professional Interests: Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease
Post PGY-1 Plans: I hope to complete PGY2 training or pursue a clinical pharmacist position at an academic medical center.
What attracted you to Hartford Hospital? I was drawn to Hartford Hospital for multiple reasons. Being a Level 1 Trauma center at an academic medical center, I was attracted to the valuable rotation experiences offered where I can engage in patient care with the interdisciplinary team and a diverse patient population. I was also influenced by the associated teaching and learning program and extensive opportunities for research. Most notably, the friendly and supportive clinical preceptors were ultimately the reason I chose Hartford Hospital.
What do you love most about CT? I love that Connecticut is in driving distance to so many cities in New England. In the Hartford area, I enjoy the convenience of the Berlin Turnpike – almost everything you can think of is located there! Coming from out of state, I am discovering new things about Connecticut every day.
What do you do in your free time? In my free time, I enjoy figure skating, biking, hiking, playing piano, doing jigsaw puzzles, and eating ice cream at local ice cream shops. I also really love baking treats to bring to the office for my co-residents.

Robyn Riggott

Name: Robyn Riggott
Email: Robyn.Riggott@hhchealth.org
Hometown: Berlin, CT
School of Pharmacy: University of Saint Joseph
Professional Interests: Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Oncology
Post PGY-1 Plans: I would like to either complete a PGY2 in one of my areas of interest or pursue a clinical pharmacist position. Long-term, I would like to explore academia.
What attracted you to Hartford Hospital? Hartford Hospital is a large academic medical center with a Level 1 Trauma center and a wide array of specialties. The environment encourages learning and there is a great relationship between pharmacists, providers, and nurses. I knew this program would provide me with the best opportunities to enhance my knowledge and skills while working in a collaborative environment.
What do you love most about CT? I grew up in CT and love all the seasons. It is so beautiful in the fall! CT is also in a great location and is close to the ocean, mountains, and all the big cities.
What do you do in your free time? Hiking, gardening, snowboarding, fishing, eating/making great food and drinks