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


McKenzi Smithey

McKenzi Smithey, PharmD

Dr. Smithey is from Amarillo, TX and obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2020. After graduation, she moved to Florida to complete her PGY1 residency at AdventHealth Orlando in Orlando, FL. Her professional interests in pharmacy include neonatal critical care and medication safety. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Smithey enjoys going to the beach, exploring the variety of restaurants in South Florida, and listening to audiobooks (especially during the commute with Miami traffic).

PGY1 Research
“Impact of scheduled ketorolac on opioid use post-operatively”

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

I chose this program because of the wide variety of services provided and the opportunity to complete rotations in my area of interest while gaining exposure to ambulatory services in transplant and cystic fibrosis. What set JDCH apart from other programs was the commitment to ensuring that I received experiences that would further my own professional goals which included creating a new rotation in medication safety.


Past Residents


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