Pharmacy Residency at UnityPoint Health | Meet Our Current Residents

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

07 Patients
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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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Meet our Residents

2019-2020

Dr. Jillian Ginger, PharmD

Dr. Jillian Ginger is originally from Pleasantville, Iowa. She completed her undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Iowa and went on to obtain her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) with a certificate in palliative care from the University of Iowa in May of 2019. Her current practice interests include pain management and palliative care, infectious disease, and pediatric hematology/oncology. Upon completion of her residency, she would like to either complete PGY2 residency or pursue board certification in pharmacotherapy and a career as a clinical pharmacist. Outside of residency, she enjoys baking, traveling, going on walks with her dog, and spending time with her husband and family.

Dr. Jenna Manatrey-Lancaster, PharmD

Dr. Jenna Manatrey-Lancaster is originally from Indianola, Iowa. She graduated from Drake University with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and concentration in Diabetes Medication Management in May of 2019. Jenna's current practice interests include trauma and surgery, critical care, and transplant. Upon completion of her pharmacy practice residency, she would like to pursue board certification in pharmacotherapy and a career as a clinical pharmacist. Outside of residency, she enjoys traveling, boating, spending time with friends and family, and exploring new restaurants and coffee shops.


Dr. Kylie Markovich, PharmD

Dr. Kylie Markovich is originally from Niles, Illinois and she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa in May of 2019. Her current practice interests are infectious disease and critical care. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency at Methodist, she would like to go on to complete a PGY2 in infectious disease, pursue becoming board certified in pharmacotherapy, and work as a clinical pharmacist. Outside of residency, she enjoys knitting, baking, and decorating cookies and cakes.

2018-2019

Dr. Nicholas Kayser, PharmD

Dr. Nicholas Kayser is originally from Lake Mills, IA. He graduated from The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) in May of 2018. His current practice interests include pediatrics and critical care. His residency project evaluated NICU gentamicin trough levels based on Blank Children's Hospital unique dosing algorithm. Upon completion of his pharmacy practice residency, he will be a clinical pharmacist at Stead Family Children's Hospital in Iowa City, IA. His favorite things about completing a residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center were the close relationships with providers and the advanced pharmacy practice model.

Dr. Vilailack Kheuakham, PharmD

Dr. Vilailack Kheuakham is originally from Des Moines, Iowa. She completed her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Healthcare Administration at Grand View University and Mercy College of Health Sciences. She went on to receive her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the University of Iowa in May of 2018. Ve's current practice interests include infectious disease, internal medicine, cardiology and critical care. Her residency project involved comparing and evaluating the impact on 30-day mortality rates in patients with Gram-negative bacteremia treated with definitive intravenous therapy versus those de-escalated to oral therapy. After completion of this residency, Ve will continue her career as a PRN clinical pharmacist at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and has accepted a position at the Veterans Affairs Health Systems in Des Moines. Her favorite things about completing a residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center were experiencing the advanced pharmacy practice, establishing a positive pharmacist-provider-patient relationship, and having the opportunity to precept pharmacy students.

Dr. Mackenzie Leal, PharmD

Dr. Mackenzie Leal is originally from Blue Grass, Iowa. She completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry with a minor in Zoology at Western Illinois University. She went on to receive her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from Drake University in May 2018. Her residency project evaluated vancomycin dosing in the neonatal intensive care unit and developed a new vancomycin-dosing algorithm. Upon completion of her pharmacy practice residency, Mackenzie will be a clinical pharmacist at the Central Iowa VA Health Care System. The things that she enjoyed most about completing her residency at Iowa Methodist was learning from the preceptors and staff pharmacists, and the advanced pharmacy practice.