PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program at Buffalo Medical Group

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (UB SPPS) and Buffalo Medical Group (BMG) offer an ASHP-accredited PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency.

Program Purpose

PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.

Overview of the Residency Program

Strengths of this program include:

  • Patient Care
  • Population Health
  • Teaching
  • Research

The resident’s disease state management training will include diabetes management, heart disease risk reduction, CMR, MTM and medication reconciliation. The resident will be involved in the provision of patient care in-person and through telemedicine technology.

The resident will provide Population Health Management related to HEDIS measures, STAR ratings, and other quality improvement initiatives. Patient Care occurs in a longitudinal manner over the course of the year to provide the resident with ample opportunity to build relationships and follow patients over time. The resident participates in many aspects of pharmacy including drug information, research, patient-centered care with interdisciplinary teams, PCMH management, and population health initiatives.

Previous Residents Affiliated with the Program

* Denotes completion of a PGY1 pharmacy residency at this practice site

Name Year of Residency Completion First Position Obtained Following Residency Completion
Joslyn Gabaldon 2022 The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Ebne Rafi 2022 University Hospitals
Laura Chen (Padgett) 2021 Advent Health Palm Coast
Madalyn Rossi (McGrath) 2021 Buffalo Medical Group
Robert Bennett 2020 Primary Care IPA
Troy Hoelzl 2020 Joslin Diabetes Center, Upstate University Hospital
Hailey Lipinski 2018 Bath VA Medical Center
Katherine Frieling 2018 Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
Nick Ladziak 2017 Phoenix University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
Caitlin Hoar (Willis)* 2016 Buffalo Medical Group
Alyssa Pignato (Tutino)* 2015 Excellus BlueCross BlueShield              
Jane Kwon* 2014 Syracuse VA
Katherine Spence (Diehl)* 2013 Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association 
Melissa Apa* 2012 Buffalo Medical Group
Gina Ferris (DeRue)* 2011 Catholic Medical Partners                                    
Patrick Comerford* 2010 Mobile Pharmacy Solutions
Patrina McCauley* 2009 Rx Review, LLC & WellCare Point Management
Richard Kraft* 2008 Catholic Medical Partners                                               
Holly Coe* 2007 PGY2 Informatics Residency, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Michelle Lewis* 2006 Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center                 

Meet the Program Director

Nicole Paolini Albanese, PharmD, CDE, BCACP

Clinical Associate Professor

Division of Outcomes and Practice Advancement, Department of Pharmacy Practice, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Phone: 716-645-3915