Pharmacy Residency Program Directors and Coordinators

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Residency Program Directors

Katie Yabut, PharmD, BCPS 
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center 
Department of Pharmacy 
p: 503-674-4143
kyabut@lhs.org

I grew up in the Portland area and attended Oregon State University for my bachelor degree in general science and chemistry (Go Beavs!). I received my Doctor of Pharmacy from Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University then completed my PGY1 residency training with Legacy Health. After residency training, I started the pharmacy emergency medicine service at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, later moving into the Clinical Pharmacy Manager role in 2018. My professional interests include emergency medicine, particularly toxicology and pediatric emergencies, as well as leadership development and precepting. In my free time, I'm overwhelmed with 3 kiddos who are growing up way too fast (8, 6 and 3), my partner, Kim, two dogs, two cats and a new bunny. Legacy is my home and I can't wait to welcome you!

 

 

Rachel Chlasta, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program Director
Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
Legacy Medical Group - Endocrinology and Population Health
p: 503-415-5270
rchlasta@lhs.org

I am originally from Chattanooga, TN, and I completed my Doctor of Pharmacy from Belmont University College of Pharmacy in Nashville, TN. I then moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to complete a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA, and a PGY2 Transitions of Care Pharmacy Residency with Legacy Health. I recently established clinical pharmacy services at Legacy Medical Group- Endocrinology and I also work with our population health team. Outside of work, I enjoy gardening, hiking, and cheering on the Portland Timbers with my husband and kids.

 


Dominic Chan, PharmD

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program Director

 

 PGY1 Residency Site Coordinators 

Julia Courtney, PharmD
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

I am originally from Portland, OR. I ventured to the Midwest to complete my Doctor of Pharmacy at Butler University in Indianapolis. I then returned to the Pacific Northwest to complete my PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Following the completion of my PGY1, I joined the team at Legacy Salmon Creek. I have worked in many clinical settings at Salmon Creek but found my home in the general medicine/critical care areas. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time outside, walking my dog, hiking/backpacking, reading, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Email: jcourtn@lhs.org 

 

Uriel Jimenez Sanchez, PharmD, BCPS
Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

I grew up on Veracruz Mexico and I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2000. I earned my bachelors degree in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Washington. Prior to attending pharmacy school at Pacific University, I did pre-clinical drug development research. I completed my PGY1 at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA, and now I work at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center in the internal medicine unit.

My professional interest includes precepting students and residents, optimizing medication usage in the geriatric population. In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, hiking, ultrarunning and mountaineering.

Email: ujimenez@lhs.org

 

Jimmy Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

I was born in Vietnam and my parents immigrated when I was less than 2 years old to Rosemead, CA. I attended the University of California - Irvine and received a bachelor's degree in economics. I went on to complete my Doctor of Pharmacy at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. I have always had an affinity for the Pacific Northwest and had the amazing opportunity to complete my PGY-1 residency training at Legacy Health in 2018. I stayed on at Legacy Good Samaritan afterwards and consider it the best place I have ever worked.

My professional interests include transitions of care, emergency medicine, and precepting residents. In my spare time, I enjoy golfing, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

Email: languye@lhs.org

 

Addison Pang, PharmD, BCCP
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

I was born and raised in Gresham, Oregon, which is just a little east of Portland. I completed my PharmD at Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University in 2018. During my last two years of pharmacy school, I worked as an inpatient intern on the weekends at Legacy Mt. Hood. After pharmacy school, I completed my PGY-1 residency at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and stayed on for a few years before returning to Legacy in 2022. My career interests include cardiology, infectious disease and precepting. When I am not taking care of patients, I really enjoy trying new restaurants, traveling and spending time with my wife and our dog Ollie.

Email: ajpang@lhs.org

Dennis Choi, PharmD
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Dennis Choi is the PGY1 Residency Program Coordinator at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He completed a PGY1 Residency at Legacy Health in 2015 and works as a clinical pharmacist at Meridian Park Hospital. He is the primary preceptor for PGY-1 General Medicine rotation. His interests include critical care, emergency medicine, infectious disease, and precepting residents/students. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, eating at new restaurants, traveling around the world and is a lifelong Portland Trailblazers fan.  

Email: dechoi@lhs.org


PGY2 Program Coordinators

Laura Pahlmeyer, PharmD, BCACP, CDE
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program Coordinator
Legacy Health
24988 SE Stark Street MOB 3, Ste 220
Gresham, OR 97030
Email

I am originally from Portland, and I love living in the Pacific Northwest. I earned my Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University in 2015 and completed my PGY1 residency at Legacy Health. After completing my PGY2 residency in ambulatory care at Providence St. Peter Family Medicine in Olympia, WA, I returned to Legacy as a Clinic Pharmacist for Legacy Medical Group—Mount Hood.

My professional interests include diabetes, practice management, and precepting. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, taking Spanish classes, and enjoying all that Portland has to offer!

  

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Henry Tran, PharmD, BCACP
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program Coordinator

Legacy Health
2020 8th Avenue, Suite 100
West Linn, OR 97068

Email

I am originally from Long Beach, CA. I went north into the Bay Area where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Toxicology at UC Berkeley (Go Bears!). I ventured eastward where I completed my Doctor of Pharmacy education at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). I returned to the west coast into the Pacific Northwest to do my PGY1 training at Providence Portland and St. Vincent Medical Centers. I finally decided to stay put and remained local for my PGY2 training in Ambulatory Care here with Legacy Health, and stayed on as a clinic pharmacist.

My professional interests include diabetes management, deprescribing, and precepting students and residents. Outside of pharmacy, my interests include watching and playing basketball, exploring the outdoors, traveling and molecular gastronomy.

 

Tom Vo, PharmD

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program Coordinator

Background: PharmD, Nova Southeastern University (2011)
Precepting Rotations: Critical Care
Professional/Research Interests: Critical care, sepsis, anticoagulation management in complex populations, precepting
Personal interests/hobbies: Spending time with my wife and two kids, building net zero homes
Fun fact: I was a Legacy laboratory technologist prior to becoming a pharmacist
Email: tnvo@lhs.org