Current Residents

Georandy Bernard

Georandy Bernard, PharmD

Georandy practiced as a Clinical Pharmacist and is currently a non-traditional PGY1 Pharmacy Practice resident at Memorial Hospital West. He was born and raised in Miami and earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Florida A&M University. After residency he aspires to take on an administrative role and continue research in the area of HIV. He appreciates the warm weather here in South Florida and his days off are spent dancing and watching anime.

PGY1 Research

“Can the implementation of an antiretroviral(ARV) stewardship decrease the amount of errors found with continuation of inpatient ARV?”

Value of the Memorial Hospital West Program

It provides opportunities to develop the resident clinically and professionally.

Projects/Presentations/Activities
  • Teaching Certificate Program
  • Continuing Education presentation “Pharmacist Role in LGBT pharmacotherapy”

Contact: gebernard@mhs.net

Alexandra Hagan

Alexandra Hagan, PharmD

Alexandra considers Tampa home and earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. Her areas of interest include pediatrics, psychiatry, and neurology and she plans to pursue a PGY2. She appreciates the year-round sunshine and cultural diversity here in South Florida. Her days off are spent at the beach with her husband and their dog, Fred.


PGY1 Research

“The impact of patient controlled analgesia on pain management in vaso-occlusive crisis”

Value of the Memorial Hospital West Program

The program is dedicated to fueling the resident’s interests and providing constructive feedback. Memorial Hospital System’s culture of teamwork and uncompromising patient care is contagious.

Projects/Presentations/Activities
  • Teaching Certificate Program
  • Pulmicort Medication Use Evaluation
  • Chlorthalidone monograph and formulary review
  • ACTH vs prednisolone for Infantile Spasm
  • “What’s in the Crash Cart?” in-service presentation

Contact: ahagan@mhs.net

Dana Holger

Dana Holger, PharmD

Dana was born and raised in Lino Lakes, MN and earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University. Her areas of interest include epigenetics and pharmacogenomics and she plans to pursue PGY2 or fellowship training. She appreciates how the warm weather here in South Florida allows her to play beach volleyball, tennis and golf year-round.


PGY1 Research

“Impact of Pre-emptive Immunosuppressant Dose Changes on Immunosuppressant Levels in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients Initiating Antifungal Therapy”

Value of the Memorial Hospital West Program

The tremendous support of the preceptors is the most valuable aspect of the MHW residency program. Everyone is willing to offer their expertise and advice in order to help the resident succeed.

Projects/Presentations/Activities
  • Teaching Certificate Program
  • Continuing Education presentation “Update in HIV”
  • Cresemba Medication Use Evaluation
  • Polymixin B/Cresemba order set
  • Colistin Medication Use Evaluation
  • Symtuza monograph

Contact: dholger@mhs.net

Vanessa Huffman

Vanessa Huffman, PharmD

Vanessa was born and raised in Aventura and earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University. She aspires to become a clinical specialist so that she can continue to make an impact on patient care. She appreciates the cultural diversity and having her family close by here in South Florida. She spends her time outside of work kayaking, bike riding, and working out.


PGY1 Research

“Impact of Nasal Swabs on Empiric Treatment of Respiratory Tract Infections (INSERT-RTI)”

Value of the Memorial Hospital West Program

Guidance provided by our inspiring preceptors and our Residency Program Director.

Projects/Presentations/Activities
  • Teaching Certificate Program
  • Continuing Education presentation “What a blood bath! Andexxa makes a splash! Current trends in anticoagulation reversal”
  • Creation of a system-wide antimicrobial stewardship adult pocket guideline book
  • Initiative to prevent contrast-induced acute kidney injury in post cardiac cath patients
  • Surgiflo vs Floseal Medication Use Evaluation
  • “Treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection with crushed ledipasvir/sofosbuvir administered through a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube in a patient with HIV co-infection: case report

Contact: vhuffman@mhs.net

Nicole Ianniello

Nicole Ianniello, PharmD

Nicole was born and raised in Pembroke Pines and earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University. Her areas of interest include hematology/oncology and infectious disease, and she plans to pursue a PGY2. She appreciates having her support system of friends and family here in South Florida. Playing the guitar, singing, going to concerts, attending the Florida Panthers hockey games, and working out offer respite outside of work.


PGY1 Research

“Repeat dosing of ondansetron and dexamethasone for preventing CINV in multiple myeloma patients receiving melphalan prior to autologous stem cell transplant”

Value of the Memorial Hospital West Program

All of the pharmacists are extremely knowledgeable, valuable resources, and provide an excellent support system during residency. Not only are they colleagues and mentors, but also friends.

Projects/Presentations/Activities
  • Teaching Certificate Program
  • Creation of a system-wide antimicrobial stewardship adult pocket guideline book
  • “Native valve infective endocarditis due to Micrococcus luteus in a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patient” case report published in ID Cases
  • Updated Memorial Healthcare System Chemotherapy and Biologicals IV stability resource
  • Initiative to prevent contrast-induced acute kidney injury in post cardiac cath patients
  • Pulmicort Medication Use Evaluation

Contact: nianniello@mhs.net

Andrea Mezentsef

Andrea Mezentsef, PharmD

Andrea practiced as a Clinical Pharmacist and is currently a non-traditional PGY1 Pharmacy Practice resident at Memorial Hospital West. She was born in Miami and earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Her interests include critical care medicine, emergency medicine, and infectious diseases. After residency, her goal is to become a clinical specialist, precept students and continue to provide patient-centered care as part of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. She appreciates the cultural diversity and weather in South Florida. When she is not working she enjoys learning other languages and cultures, spending time with her family and serving/volunteering in medical missions.


PGY1 Research

“Evaluating the incidence of non-anion gap metabolic acidosis with the use of hypertonic saline therapy"

Value of the Memorial Hospital West Program

The preceptors are knowledgeable, dedicated and kind. They are committed to fueling the residents’ interests and ensuring their success by providing constructive feedback to help each resident meet short-term and long-term goals.

Projects/Presentations/Activities
  • Teaching Certificate Program
  • “Testosterone” presentation
  • Penicillin Skin Testing protocol education
  • Entecavir drug monograph

Contact: amezenstef@mhs.net