Pharmacy Residency Program | MedStar Harbor Hospital | MedStar Health

Pharmacy Residency Program at MedStar Health Harbor Hospital

The MedStar Harbor Hospital (MHH) Department of Pharmacy Services is committed to providing the highest quality postgraduate training in contemporary hospital pharmacy practice. The program is designed to meet the resident's individual needs and assist them in attaining their personal and professional goals. MedStar Harbor Hospital offers unique opportunities for pharmacists who desire advanced training in pharmacy practice in a variety of practice settings. Our 12-month PGY1 program emphasizes all aspects of clinical and pharmacological management in adult and neonatal patients.

The mission of the MedStar Harbor Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program is to assist residents in transition from entry-level to advanced or specialty-trained practitioners in the health-system environment and to become professionals who optimize medication use for individual patients and patient populations.

Why train here

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.


  • Healthcare coverage that includes medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, life and disability insurance.

  • Online library access, resident offices with individual desks and computers, free parking, and discounted meals.

  • Reasonable expenses are reimbursed for the ASHP Mid-Year meeting and Regional Pharmacy Residency Conference.

  • Residents will have allotted vacation time as well as professional time to attend meetings and interviews.

  • A competitive yearly stipend

  • ACLS/BLS training and certification


Our people


Linda Ayesu, PharmD, CACP
Preceptor: Medication Therapy Management Clinic

Melissa D. Edmond, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor: Orientation/Medication Therapy Management Clinic

Maryam Moghimi, MS, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor: Internal Medicine/Research

Chris Muskelly, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Preceptor: Administration and Management/ Emergency Medicine

Uchenna Odunukwe, PharmD, MBA, MSCP, BCPS
Preceptor: Orientation/ Medication Safety

Michael Smith, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor: Internal Medicine/Research

Htet Htet (Norah) Zaw, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor: Internal Medicine/ Antimicrobial Stewardship

Sara Zifa, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Preceptor: Critical Care


Past Residents

Resident's Name Residency Program Year
 Nasim Mavahebitabatabaei  2022-2023
 Jahnavi Patel  2021-2022
 Mabele Madiba  2020-2021
 Lila Portman  2019-2020
 Maryam Moghimi  2018-2019
 Benedicta Okoroafor  2017-2018


Core rotations: (5 weeks per Learning Experience)

  • Administration/Management

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases

  • Critical Care

  • Internal Medicine

  • Pharmacy Operation/Orientation

  • Research

Elective rotations: (4 weeks per Learning Experience)

  • Cardiology

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Medication Safety

  • Possible off-site rotations within MedStar Health (Palliative Care, Pharmacogenomics and Geriatrics)

  • Transitions of Care

Longitudinal rotations:

  • Ambulatory care/Anticoagulation clinic

  • Research/Projects

  • Staffing


Application information

Interested in applying?

Contact us

We welcome your questions about our program. For additional information, please contact:

Chris C. Muskelly, Pharm.D, MS, BCPS

Residency Program Director
Department of Pharmacy
MedStar Harbor Hospital
3001 South Hanover Street
Baltimore, MD 21225