Pharmacy Residency at UnityPoint Health | Meet Our Current Residents

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E. Hickman Road
Waukee, Iowa 50263

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Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

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

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Urgent Care - Ingersoll

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

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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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

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 disease and oncology. Upon completion of her residency, she would either like to pursue a PGY2 residency or a career as a clinical pharmacist with a preceptor/teaching role. Outside of residency, Haley enjoys exploring breweries with friends and family, spending time on the lake, crafting/card making and traveling - especially to places where she can practice her Spanish-speaking skills!

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, pediatrics and cardiology. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, she would like to either complete PGY2 residency or pursue board certification in pharmacotherapy, with an ultimate goal to practice as a clinical pharmacist. Outside of residency, she enjoys reading, knitting, attending concerts and theater performances, discovering new shops and restaurants and cheering on the NDSU football team (Go Bison!).

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. Upon completion of residency, she plans to pursue board certification in pharmacotherapy and a career in clinical pharmacy. Outside of residency, 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.