Alexandra Cruz Pabon

Alexandra M. Cruz Pabón, PharmD

Hometown: Mayagüez, PR
Pharmacy School: University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy

Dr. Cruz Pabón chose AdventHealth Orlando because it is a nationally recognized healthcare facility with extensive learning opportunities in intensive care units (ICU) and cardiovascular care. AdventHealth Orlando provides exposure to unique patient scenarios at a high level of complexity of care. Here the pharmacist has a valued role, completing clinical interventions that optimize patient care. In addition, it was important for her to find a place to work that aligns with her values of service excellence and compassionate care extending the healing ministry of Christ. She is excited about expanding her clinical knowledge through her unique rotations. She is also looking forward to in-person experiences, such as the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition, in which she will have opportunities to interact with potential residents, present posters, and attend educational seminars. When she's not at the hospital, Dr. Cruz Pabón enjoys traveling and exploring new places. She also enjoys training in disciplines such as dance and gymnastics. Being new to the Orlando area she is excited to explore different areas of Orlando with her co-residents. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Cruz Pabón is interested in pursuing PGY2 training in Cardiology or Critical Care, as well as obtaining board certification. In the long term, she aspires to work in a setting where she can implement her clinical knowledge and collaborate with other healthcare providers to provide optimal patient care. She would also like to teach or precept future healthcare professionals, recognizing the value of mentorship and the impact it can have on an individual.

Lexie Cunha

Lexie Cunha PharmD

Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Pharmacy School: High Point University, Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy

Dr. Cunha chose AdventHealth Orlando for many reasons. She loved the idea of having a large residency class and strong support system. She was also drawn to AdventHealth because of its size and it offers many opportunities for learning with a diverse patient population and multitude of rotations to choose from. She is most excited about the many learning opportunities that will grow and stretch her to be a well-rounded clinical pharmacist. When she's not at the hospital, Dr. Cunha enjoys spending time with her husband, two cats, and dog. She also enjoys exploring and finding new restaurants and fun places! Being new to the Orlando area she hopes to go to Disney and Universal. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Cunha plans to pursue a PGY2 in cardiology and maintain a career that is characterized by self-improvement and the development of future pharmacists.

Brianna North

Brianna North, PharmD, MS

Hometown: Orlando, FL
Pharmacy School: University of South Florida

Dr. North chose AdventHealth Orlando to complete her PGY1 residency due to the breadth of challenging and exciting opportunities offered at the institution, the ample elective options in her top areas of interest, and the larger-sized residency class to provide a strong support system. She is excited to build upon her clinical knowledge, gain confidence in herself as a clinical pharmacist, and gain experience working with her favorite patient population (cystic fibrosis)! When she's not at the hospital, Dr. North enjoys boating, playing with her dogs, visiting her favorite beaches, traveling, and going to Universal. Upon completion of residency, Dr. North aspires to further her training by pursuing a PGY2 in either solid organ transplant or infectious diseases.

Brittany Allison

Brittany Allison, PharmD, MBA

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Pharmacy School: University of Tennessee

Dr. Allison chose to complete her PGY-1 residency training at AdventHealth Orlando because of the wide variety of unique and well rounded experiences offered. She is looking forward to the opportunity to learn from highly specialized practitioners and grow her confidence as an independent pharmacist. When she's not at the hospital, Dr. Allison enjoys traveling and exploring new parks with her dog, Bear. Being new to the Orlando area she plans to explore all the near by beaches and natural springs. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Allison plans to purse a PGY2 in critical care or emergency medicine.

Caitlyn Lawrence

Caitlyn Lawrence, PharmD

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Pharmacy School: University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Dr. Lawrence chose AdventHealth Orlando because it was where she was inspired to pursue a PGY1 residency. She was inspired by her patient care experiences at AdventHealth Orlando, where she was fortunate to complete APPE rotations and work as medication history technician. She has been able to taste the rigor of the PGY1 program and the wide breath of opportunities that the programs has to offer. The numerous rotations of the program and pharmacy leaders at AdventHealth Orlando will provide her with a solid foundation to serve diverse patient populations and elevate her pharmacy practice experience as a new practicing pharmacist. She is looking forward to starting her career as a pharmacist by learning from pharmacists who work tirelessly to advance the pharmacy profession, conduct and present research, and gain the clinical experiences needed to become a true patient advocate and a trusted member of the patient's healthcare team. When she's not at the hospital, Dr. Lawrence enjoys spending time with her miniature dachshunds, trying new restaurants, and going to the beach. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Lawrence hopes to pursue a PGY2 in oncology. Post-residency, she would like to serve adult neurology and/or oncology patients as a clinical pharmacist and work towards becoming board-certified at a academic medical center where she could precept learners and conduct research.

Cheng Leng (Angela) Wong

Cheng Ieng (Angela) Wong, PharmD

Hometown: Macau, China
Pharmacy School: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Dr. Wong chose AdventHealth Orlando because of its focus on team-based patient care, wide variety of rotation experiences, and diverse patient population that will allow her to become a well-rounded practitioner. This year she is looking forward to the challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth. She is also looking forward to bonding with her talented, amazing co-residents! When she's not at the hospital, Dr. Wong enjoys traveling, photography, and outdoor activities. Being new to the Orlando area she plans to visit the beaches and have a warm Christmas! Upon completion of residency, Dr. Wong plans to obtain a clinical position or pursue PGY2 residency in oncology or solid organ transplant.

Emily Bennett

Emily Bennett, PharmD

Hometown: Merritt Island, FL
Pharmacy School: University of Florida College of Pharmacy - Orlando Campus

Dr. Bennett chose AdventHealth Orlando because as a previous intern with AdventHealth, she got to work alongside the team and discovered how much she enjoyed the culture and comradery. She also believes AdventHealth Orlando provides her more opportunities to see unique and complex patient populations than any other hospital. She knows she is being challenged in all the best ways to develop into a strong practitioner. This year she is most excited for her pediatric rotation in the pediatric cardiac ICU as well as serving the transplant population. Other than learning more about pharmacy, she is eager to work alongside her incredible co-residents as they take this journey together. When she's not at the hospital, her residency class is always planning events or get-togethers to help relax after a long week. She enjoys spending time with her fiancé and likes to use the weekends to travel or enjoy date nights. Dr. Bennett is always trying to see friends and stay active. She joined a rock climbing gym to make sure she stays active during residency. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Bennett plans to secure a PGY2 position in pediatrics to keep the excitement and growth continuing into a second year.

Gabriella Perez

Gaby Perez, PharmD

Hometown: Miami, FL
Pharmacy School: University of Florida College of Pharmacy - Orlando Campus

Dr. Perez chose AdventHealth Orlando because it has played a pivotal role in her pharmacy journey since she was a first-year intern. The team has always inspired her and given her the tools she needed to develop as a pharmacist. She considers herself very fortunate to work alongside incredible preceptors that are committed to delivering the highest standard of care to their patients. This year she is excited for all of the challenges and successes that this year will bring. She is excited about developing her skillset as a well-rounded clinician. When she's not at the hospital, Dr. Perez enjoys game nights with friends, watching UFC, exploring new restaurants and breweries in the Orlando area. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Perez aspires to further specialize in Internal Medicine or Medication Use, Safety and Policy. Eventually, she hopes to serve as a mentor and preceptor to learners from all facets of pharmacy.

Jennifer Wilson

Jennie Wilson, PharmD

Hometown: Parsippany, NJ
Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Wilson chose AdventHealth Orlando because she wanted to complete her residency training at a large hospital that sees a diverse population of patients, which would allow her to learn about disease states that she had never been exposed to before. She also enjoyed all of her interactions on interview day and felt really welcomed by the team! She is looking forward to her clinical rotation experiences, including the ECMO unit and neuropsychiatry. When she's not at the hospital, Dr. Wilson enjoys watching reality TV shows and trying new breweries! Being new to the Orlando area she hopes to take advantage of the warm weather and spend a lot of time at the pool and nearby beaches. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Wilson aspires to complete a PGY2 residency in either critical care or psychiatry and later practice in one of those areas. She is also very passionate about teaching and hope to precept pharmacy students.

Lindsey Selph

Lindsey Selph, PharmD

Hometown: Tifton, GA
Pharmacy School: Belmont University

Dr. Selph chose AdventHealth Orlando for the opportunity to train in a large, academic institution that has a multitude of rotation options within her areas of interest. AdventHealth has a strong list of core rotations and the ability to choose elective rotations she wants to experience. Additionally, she choose AdventHealth for the large residency class and strong support system within the program. She looks forward to building upon her clinical knowledge, bonding with her co-residents, and growing and developing as a professional but also personally. When she's not at the hospital, Dr. Selph enjoys being outdoors, playing softball, and traveling. Being new to the Orlando area, she plans to find great places to eat and explore the city. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Selph would like to pursue a PGY2 in critical care or cardiology.

Mackenzie Walker

Mackenzie Walker, PharmD

Hometown: Hurricane, WV
Pharmacy School: West Virginia University

Dr. Walker chose AdventHealth Orlando because she wanted a large number of co-residents and the program offered so many unique and numerous elective rotations. This year she is looking forward to attending midyear in Vegas and resident events around the holidays! When she's not at the hospital, Dr. Walker enjoys watching WVU sports, trying out new restaurants, and binge-watching sitcoms. Being new to the Orlando area, she hopes to spend some time out on the water paddle-boarding, clear bottom kayaking, and visiting Devils Den! Upon completion of residency, Dr. Walker plans to pursue a career in pediatric oncology, neonatal ICU, or pediatric emergency medicine

Maha Fansa

Maha Fansa, PharmD

Hometown: Aleppo, Syria
Pharmacy School: Lebanese American University

Dr. Fansa chose AdventHealth Orlando because of its large size, the variety of clinical experiences, the diversity in the patient population, and mostly the supportive learning environment. She is excited to expand her knowledge, become a well-rounded clinical pharmacist, work with interprofessional teams, and grow on a personal and professional level. When she's not at the hospital, Dr. Fansa enjoys working out, hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. This year she is looking forward to learning to surf and exploring the outdoors. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Fansa plans to pursue a PGY2 training in internal medicine and obtain board certification.

Maitri Patel

Maitri Patel, PharmD

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Pharmacy School: University of Georgia

Dr. Patel chose AdventHealth Orlando for her PGY1 residency because she loved the specialized rotations and exposure to diverse patients and disease states. She also loved meeting the staff during her interviews and knew that it would be an amazing place to work! This year she is really excited to develop her knowledge in pharmacy and challenge herself to grow throughout the year. She is also looking forward to getting to know her co-residents and preceptors, and forming lifelong relationships. When she's not at the hospital, Dr. Patel loves drawing, traveling, playing board games, and trying different foods! Being new to the Orlando area, she plans to enjoy the warm weather by going to the lakes/beaches, trying different restaurants, and visiting Universal Studios as many times as she can! Upon completion of residency, Dr. Patel wants to pursue a PGY2 or obtain a position working in one of her areas of interest, such as oncology or critical care.

Nicholas Hammond

Nicholas Hammond, PharmD

Hometown: Dublin, OH
Pharmacy School: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Dr. Hammond chose AdventHealth Orlando because he wanted to pursue training at an institution that's part of a large health-system and the breadth of specialized clinical rotations. This year he is looking forward to bonding with his co-residents and learning from skilled clinicians in many highly specialized rotations. When he's not at the hospital, Dr. Hammond loves cooking, golfing, and enjoying Florida's many beaches. Being new to the Orlando area, he is looking forward to attending some Orlando Magic games and trying as many restaurants and breweries as possible! Upon completion of residency, Dr. Hammond wants to pursue a PGY2 and specialize in either critical care or emergency medicine.

Olivia Funk

Olivia Gladys Funk, PharmD

Hometown: Lake Ariel, PA
Pharmacy School: Long Island University - Brooklyn

Dr. Funk chose AdventHealth Orlando because when searching for a residency, one of her priorities was being apart of a program that had a strong support system with preceptors who encouraged residents to express themselves and ask questions. AdventHealth Orlando provided her with just that. Since she started residency, the people she has worked with have helped her achieve her goals and support her professional development. This year she is really excited to learn more about her current interest and develop new interests through research projects, rotations, presentations and other projects! When she's not at the hospital, Dr. Funk loves going to the park, swimming, hanging out with friends, trying new restaurants and crafting. Being new to the Orlando area, she hopes to go to Universal studios and Disney, as most people who come to Orlando do, and attend MEGACON! Upon completion of residency, Dr. Funk wants to obtain a PGY2 or fellowship in infectious disease.

Rebecca Falter

Rebecca Falter, PharmD

Hometown: Orlando, FL
Pharmacy School: University of Florida - Orlando Campus

Dr. Falter chose AdventHealth Orlando because she had the opportunity to work at AdventHealth Orlando as an intern throughout pharmacy school. During this time she was able to see how committed the pharmacists and staff are to both patient care and the professional development of students and residents. She knew AHO would be an excellent place to continue to grow as a pharmacist because of the wide range of patients they see including unique patient populations such as transplant and ECMO. There is always something new to see and learn! This year she is looking forward to the opportunity to work with her co-residents on projects and rotations. When she's not at the hospital, Dr. Falter enjoys going to concerts, going on adventures with her dog Oli, and roller skating. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Falter wants to pursue PGY-2 training in emergency medicine and work as a clinical pharmacist in an emergency department.