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Meet our Pharmacy Residents


Bhavini Shah, PharmD
PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident

Bhavini Shah is the current PGY2 pediatric pharmacy resident at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. She received her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in 2020. Bhavini completed her PGY1 residency with Atlantic Health System at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Bhavini’s professional interests include neonatology, pediatric intensive care, and infectious diseases. Outside of pharmacy, Bhavini enjoys hiking, reading, and exploring new coffee shops. During this residency year, Bhavini will be evaluating current institutional practices regarding dosing of intravenous immune globulin. The results from this study will be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December 2021. During her PGY2 year she will also be investigating risk factors related to extended spectrum beta-lactamase-producing organisms in pediatrics. She hopes the results of both studies will positively impact clinical practice. After completing her PGY2 residency year, Bhavini looks forward to completing board certification in pediatric pharmacotherapy and working as a pediatric clinical pharmacy specialist.

Scott Miele Pharmacy

Scott Miele, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident 

Scott Miele is from Hawthorne, New Jersey. He earned his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy in May 2021. Scott’s professional interests include pediatrics, emergency medicine, and infectious disease. Outside of pharmacy, Scott enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with his Corgi. During his residency, Scott will be conducting a medication-use-evaluation on the appropriateness of pediatric antibiotic dosing and prescribing at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. The results of this research will be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December 2021. Based on the results of the research, Scott will work to create education materials for physicians, pharmacists, and nurses to improve pediatric antibiotic prescribing. After the completion of his PGY1 residency, Scott hopes to pursue a PGY2 residency with the ultimate goal to become a clinical pharmacy specialist.  

Alyssa Ragno

Alyssa Ragno, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Alyssa is from South Plainfield, New Jersey. She graduated from Drexel University in March 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences prior to completing her Doctor of Pharmacy from Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in May 2021. Alyssa’s professional interests include pediatrics and critical care. In Alyssa’s free time she enjoys reading, traveling, and snuggling with her cat, Phoenix. During this residency year Alyssa will be evaluating Saint Peter’s current administration procedures for high-dose methotrexate in pediatric oncology patients. The results of this evaluation will be presented at the virtual ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December 2021. The study results will be used to guide development of a new protocol aimed to improve administration procedures, and decrease the potential for adverse drug reactions. After completing her PGY1 pharmacy residency program, Alyssa hopes to complete a PGY2 residency in pediatrics.

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