PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residents

Learn about the current and past residents in the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

Current Resident


Ty Reales

Francisco "Ty" Reales PharmD

Dr. Reales is from Lexington, SC and obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy in 2021. After graduation, he moved to Florida to complete his PGY1 residency at HCA Florida North Florida Hospital in Gainesville, FL. His professional interests in pharmacy include pediatric and neonatal critical care, emergency medicine and solid organ transplant. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Reales enjoys spending time with his dog, training for marathons, and traveling.

PGY2 Research
“Impact of Prophylaxis with Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin Intravenous Administration on the Incidence of Cytomegalovirus Viremia in Solid Organ Transplant Patients”

Why did you choose the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital residency program?

I chose this program because of the opportunities to complete rotations in my area of interest while also exploring new areas of pediatric pharmacy. What set JDCH apart from other programs was the emphasis the preceptors put on teaching and the overall environment of the residency program. Every member of the pharmacy team truly cares about my success and is willing to help in any way possible to assist in reaching my goals inside and out of the hospital.


Past Residents


McKenzi Smithey

McKenzi Smithey, PharmD

Current Position: Clinical Specialist in Neonatal Critical Care, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital


Alex Ramsey

Alex Ramsey, PharmD

Current Position: Clinical Specialist in Pediatrics and NICU, Memorial Hospital West


Preston Sycks

Preston Sycks, PharmD

Current Position: Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, Cook Children’s Health Care System