Irena Madrigal, PharmD

Irene graduated from the University Of Houston with a B.S in Pharmacy and obtained her Pharm. D. from Temple University in Philadelphia. After completing a one year training at A.I. DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, she landed a position with the Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington. She moved back home to Texas and worked at Memorial Hermann in Houston and at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. During this time, she was able to gain experience in both critical care, infectious disease, and oncology.

She decided to move back to the east coast. She realized that healthcare was moving towards a value-based system and that pharmacists can have a positive impact on patient outcomes. To gain this experience, she decided to apply to residencies with a focus on ambulatory care. She chose PCHC because it is one of only a few comprehensive medical homes in the nation. She hopes to become proficient in managing patients who have diabetes, asthma, and cardiovascular disease. Irene also has an interest in drug information and hopes to sharpen her skills in this area.

Her goal is to move back to Texas with these skills so that she may be able to transition from the hospital sector to the ambulatory care setting.

When she isn’t working, she volunteers as a Sunday school teacher for St. Mary’s in Bangor. She also enjoys spending time with her two children, swimming, and vacationing in her Texas home.

Hometown

Houston, TX

Alma Mater

Temple University

Becky Mahan, PharmD

Hometown

Shrewsbury, MA

Alma Mater

Butler University

Where Are They Now?

Assistant Professor – Geriatrics
College of Pharmacy
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Abilene, TX

Shilpa Nair, PharmD

Shilpa has spent the majority of her life in and around the city of Boston. Originally from Chelmsford, a small town north of Boston, Shilpa went to the city to attend Northeastern University, where she received a Bachelor’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Doctorate of Pharmacy. Through Northeastern, she had the opportunity to work at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless and Boston Medical Center, where she developed a sense of purpose while helping the underserved population.

Upon completing an ambulatory care rotation at Neponset Health Center in Dorchester, MA, Shilpa realized her interest in helping patients understand and manage their chronic disease states despite their limited access to healthcare resources. Throughout rotations she became increasingly aware of the enormous impact she could have as a pharmacist. She pursued a residency at Penobscot Community Health Care to expand her role in healthcare, develop strong relationships with patients and other healthcare professionals, and contribute to positive health outcomes. Shilpa is excited to be in a new environment, and feels that Bangor will give her the opportunity to really get to know and be involved in the community.

Hometown

Methuen, MA

Alma Mater

Northeastern University

Elaina Rosario, PharmD

Originally from Queens, NY, Elaina received her Bachelor’s in Pharmacy Studies and her Doctorate of Pharmacy while at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Elaina has experience in both community and managed care pharmacy from Inman Pharmacy in Cambridge, MA and the Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. During her last year of pharmacy school, she was involved in both anticoagulation and transitions of care research projects which spiked her interest in both fields. This also led her to develop a passion for primary and ambulatory care pharmacy.

At Penobscot Community Health Care, she continued to work with anticoagulation and helped to expand one of the primary care pharmacist’s clinic to include management of direct oral anticoagulants. She will be continuing her career in ambulatory care in Fort Lauderdale, where she is completing a PGY2 residency at Nova Southeastern University.

 

Hometown

Queens, NY

Alma Mater

Northeastern University School of Pharmacy

Where Are They Now?

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at Nova Southeastern University

John Scolaro, PharmD

Hometown

Boston, MA

Alma Mater

Northeastern University

Where Are They Now?

Assistant Clinical Professor of Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
Husson University
Bangor, ME

Andrew Tran, PharmD

Andrew is originally from Austin, Texas. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Texas A&M University. He has 6 years of experience working in community pharmacy settings such as H-E-B and Walmart Pharmacy in Texas. He first developed an interest in pharmacy after working as a technician and building relationships with patients.  While on clinical rotations, he developed a passion for primary and ambulatory care pharmacy. His current areas of interest are diabetes, anticoagulation, and medication safety. After residency, he is interested in pursuing a career in Ambulatory Care and Academia. He is very excited about starting residency, building clinical knowledge, and exploring Maine.

Hometown

Austin, Texas

Alma Mater

Doctor of Pharmacy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Where Are They Now?

Clinical Pharmacist – Anticoagulation Services, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center