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1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

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180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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UnityPoint Clinic Behavioral Health Urgent Care - Des Moines

1250 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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6000 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

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5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

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Meet our Residents

2022-2023

Dr. Alexis Clouse, PharmD

Dr. Alexis Clouse

Dr. Alexis Clouse is originally from Winterset, Iowa. She graduated from The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy with her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) in May of 2022. Alexis's current practice interests include infectious disease, pediatric and adult hematology/oncology, and palliative care. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, she would like to either complete a PGY2 residency or pursue board certification in pharmacotherapy with the goal to practice as a clinical pharmacist. Outside of residency, she enjoys interior design, playing softball, cycling, & watching Hawkeye sports

Dr. Ashley DeSmet, PharmD

Dr. Ashley DeSmet

Dr. Ashley DeSmet is originally from Brookings, South Dakota. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from South Dakota State University in May of 2022. Ashley's current practice interests include pediatrics and cardiology. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, she would like to either complete a PGY2 residency or pursue board certification in pharmacotherapy and a career as a clinical pharmacist. Outside of residency, Ashley loves to travel to new places, spend time with family and friends, and spend time outside with her puppy, Leo.

Dr. Liz Harvey, PharmD

Dr. Liz Harvey

Dr. Liz Harvey is originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin. She graduated from Drake University with her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Minor in Psychology. Liz's current interests include mental health, pain management, and emergency/trauma medicine. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, she would like to pursue board certification in pharmacotherapy with the goal to practice as a clinical pharmacist. Outside of residency, Liz enjoys walking with her dog, exploring new coffee shops, and learning how to golf!

2021-2022

Dr. Brittni Gerdts, PharmD

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Dr. Brittni Gerdts is originally from Clarinda, Iowa. She graduated from Creighton University with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) in May 2021. Brittni's current practice interests include critical care, emergency medicine, cardiology, and behavioral health. Her residency project evaluated the impact of pharmacist-facilitated discharge medication reconciliation on preventing adverse drug events and consequential re-admissions. Upon completion of her pharmacy practice residency, she will be a clinical patient care pharmacist with Nebraska Methodist Health System. Her favorite things about completing a residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center was the collaborative practice model working with the medical residents, attendings, preceptors, and clinical staff. There was a healthy balance of mutual respect and peer-based learning which provided a very positive and memorable experience during residency. She also enjoyed the opportunities to co-precept and mentor pharmacy students, providing professional guidance and promoting self-confidence as residents grow simultaneously in their own pharmacy practice.

Dr. Kimberly Owen, PharmD

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Dr. Kimberly Owen is originally from Reedley, California. She attended California State University, Fresno, for her undergraduate degree in mathematics and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from Creighton University in May 2021. Kimberly's current areas of interest include infectious diseases and pediatrics. Her residency project evaluated the time to optimal antibiotics utilizing the expanded pathogen identification of the Biofire Blood Culture Identification 2 panel compared to the first generation Biofire Blood Culture Identification panel. Upon completion of her residency, Kimberly is excited to be continuing her career as a pharmacist at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Her favorite aspects of the residency were the incredible relationships she developed, both within the pharmacy team and through interprofessional collaboration. The variety of learning experiences offered during her residency provided Kimberly with a broad knowledge base and the opportunity to learn from dedicated, experienced, and engaged pharmacy preceptors.

Dr. Karlie Seiler, PharmD

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Dr. Karlie Seiler is originally from West Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy with her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Certificate of Palliative Care in May of 2021. Karlie's current practice interests include pediatric and adult hematology/oncology and palliative and supportive care. Her residency project evaluated the current management of urinary tract infections in term infants < 60 days of age and effects following the implementation of a standardized approach. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, Karlie will be completing a PGY-2 in oncology at M Health Fairview – University of Minnesota Medical Center. What she enjoyed most about her time at Iowa Methodist Medical Center were the relationships she was able to form with her co-residents, pharmacy staff, and providers while advancing her clinical knowledge in a wide range of clinical settings.

2020-2021

Dr. Haley Noeldner, PharmD

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Dr. Haley Noeldner is originally from Waconia, Minnesota. She graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy on the Duluth campus in May of 2020. Haley's current practice interests include infectious diseases, transplant and oncology. Her residency project evaluated the clinical utility of MRSA nasal PCR assays beyond respiratory infections. The results of her study will be used to expand the local pharmacy Collaborative Practice Agreement (CPA) to allow pharmacists to order MRSA nasal swabs for patients outside of pneumonias in order to help guide and improve antimicrobial stewardship efforts. Upon completion of residency, Haley will be moving back to Minnesota where she has accepted a clinical pharmacist position at a critical access hospital. What she enjoyed most about residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center was the wide variety of opportunities she was able to experience on rotations and the amazing relationships she was able to establish with not only pharmacy preceptors/staff, but also medical residents and providers. 

Dr. Saidee Oberlander, PharmD

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Dr. Saidee Oberlander is originally from Valley City, North Dakota. She graduated from North Dakota State University with her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree in May of 2020. Her current practice interests include internal medicine, critical care, infectious disease, and cardiology. Saidee's residency project evaluated the effect of intravenous azithromycin on the QTc interval of ICU patients. Upon completion of her pharmacy practice residency, she will begin her new role as an inpatient pharmacist at Sanford Health in Bismarck, North Dakota and is working towards completion of Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy. Saidee's favorite things about her residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center were the wide variety of rotational experiences and the opportunity to get to know and work closely with providers, medical residents, pharmacists and her co-residents. 

Dr. Victoria Smith, PharmD

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Dr. Victoria Smith is originally from Rochester, MN. She attended the University of Minnesota for her undergraduate degree in biochemistry as well as her PharmD, graduating in 2020. Her current practice interests include internal medicine, nephrology, pain management and antibiotic stewardship. Her residency project was Impact of Pharmacist Medication Assessment in Patients with High Fall Risk at a Community Teaching Hospital. Upon completion of her residency, Victoria will be a PRN clinical pharmacist at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines. Her favorite aspects of residency were building relationships with residents and students across professions and the flexibility to adapt the residency to her evolving interests. In her free time, Victoria enjoys trying new recipes, going to farmer's markets and cheering on the Golden Gophers.

2019-2020

Dr. Jillian Ginger, PharmD

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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 diseases and pediatric hematology/oncology. Jillian's residency project evaluated the impact of adding a pharmacist to the palliative care team. The results of her study will be used to create a business proposal for the addition of a Pain, Palliative Care and Opioid Stewardship Pharmacist position at UnityPoint Health-Des Moines as well as the ability to continue to offer Adult and Pediatric Palliative Care Learning Experiences for future pharmacy residents. Upon completion of her residency, Jillian will start as a PRN clinical pharmacist at UnityPoint Health-Des Moines. The things she enjoyed most about the residency were establishing rapport and working alongside many different providers, the ability to make the residency what she wanted and learning from the dedicated residency preceptors,

Dr. Jenna Manatrey-Lancaster, PharmD

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Dr. Jenna Manatrey-Lancaster is originally from Norwalk, 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 nuclear pharmacy, trauma and surgery, critical care and internal medicine. Her residency project evaluated impact of BioFire FilmArray respiratory panel results on antibiotic days of therapy and clinical decision making. Results of her project will be used to identify and implement a strategy to improve judicious ordering of respiratory panels and increase result utilization in an effort to promote antimicrobial stewardship, improve quality of care and reduce healthcare costs. Upon completion of her pharmacy practice residency, she will be a nuclear pharmacist with Cardinal Health and stay on part-time as a clinical pharmacist at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Her favorite things about completing a residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center included the advanced pharmacy practice model and the opportunity to get to know and work closely with providers, medical residents and pharmacists.


Dr. Kylie Markovich, PharmD

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Dr. Kylie Markovich is originally from Niles, Illinois and she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa in May of 2019. Her current practice interests are infectious diseases, transplant and critical care. Her residency project was Implementation and Assessment of Pharmacist Driven Procalcitonin Collaborative Practice Agreement to Aid in Antimicrobial Stewardship. Since completing her PGY1 residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in June of 2020, Kylie is now at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi completing her PGY2 residency in Infectious Diseases. Upon completion of her clinical training, she plans to become board certified in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy and work as an infectious disease pharmacist. What she enjoyed most about her residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center was the great relationships with providers and preceptors.

2018-2019

Dr. Nicholas Kayser, PharmD

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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

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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

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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.