Meet the Pharmacy Residents

Emergency Department

202 S. Park St.
Madison, WI 53715

5 min Average

Meet the Pharmacy Residents 

Left to right: Tien, Luke, Zack

Luke Malik, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 

Pharmacy Education: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Hometown: Bradley, IL

Residency Project: Effect of Formal Pharmacy Consults on Duration of Antibiotic Therapy at Discharge

Career Interests: Infectious Diseases, Oncology

Hobbies: Hiking, spending time with friends and being outdoors. 

Why UnityPoint Health - Meriter? Meriter offers pharmacy residents so much, including a culture of excellence in the pharmacy department, numerous opportunities for clinical and professional growth, and great relationships among the healthcare providers and staff. The residency program at Meriter also considers the needs and interests of the residents, allowing them the opportunity to pursue what interests them most. In addition to an exceptional overall program, one of the biggest draws for me was the people. The pharmacists act as a cohesive team and support each other, including residents, well. They are always ready and willing to help when needed, and the culture of the hospital is one that promotes growth, both for the benefit of the staff and our patients. Finally, the city of Madison has a lot to offer. Hiking, bike trails, lakes, and the city are all a short walk or drive away from each other. Whether you're working at Meriter in the heart of downtown Madison or exploring the city, you're sure to enjoy yourself!

Tien Pham, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 

Pharmacy School: University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Duluth Campus 

Hometown: Beaver Dam, WI 

Residency Project: Improving glycemic control in patients with diabetes throughout their hospitalization.

Career Interests: Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Women's Health, Mental Health

Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, trying out new food, and hanging out with my pets.

Why UnityPoint Health – Meriter? When looking for a residency program, I wanted to be part of a pharmacy department that is constantly striving to improve patient care. It was clear to me from the very beginning that the pharmacists at Meriter practice at the top of their license. Most of the residency preceptors have been practicing at Meriter for many years and have exceptional clinical knowledge and leadership skills. I am excited to learn from them as I build the foundation for my pharmacy philosophy of practice. The preceptors are dedicated to teaching and are always searching for opportunities to foster resident and residency growth. The program is supportive of my career interests and invested in my professional development. I could not have been luckier to start my career at UnityPoint Health – Meriter! 

Zack Stueber, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 

Pharmacy School: University of Wisconsin - Madison 

Hometown: Watertown, WI  

Residency Project: Evaluating Outcomes of Sedative Agent Selection for Agitated Psych Admissions from the ER 

Career Interests: Emergency Medicine/Critical Care

Hobbies: Golfing the numerous courses in the area, dining at local restaurants, and sampling craft beer

Why UnityPoint Health-Meriter? UnityPoint Health – Meriter is one of the best work environments I have been a part of. Regardless of a sweltering heat wave or incoming blizzard, inside the hospital there is always a supportive, positive atmosphere. The pharmacy team has a clear relationship built on respect with the providers, we have insightful preceptors that provide outstanding experiences, and the residency program is engineered to best fit my goals. Besides having rotations in my areas of interest, Meriter offers unique electives in OB and NICU at the top birthing hospital in Wisconsin. The experiences I am receiving over this year are making me a better, stronger pharmacist.