PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency

The PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at UAB Hospital is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP). It is a one-year program designed to prepare graduates to be pharmacy specialists in the care of patients with infectious diseases. Its focus is the development of the knowledge and skills necessary to be integral members of an antimicrobial stewardship program and to contribute to public health efforts to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance and
vaccine-preventable diseases. In addition to qualifying the resident for clinical pharmacy specialist positions in infectious diseases or faculty areas, graduates will be prepared to sit for the Board Certification Exam in Infectious Diseases Pharmacy upon successful completion of the program.

The PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program at UAB Hospital includes a combination of required and elective learning opportunities (rotations) throughout the year that give the resident a wide variety of experiences in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship.

Orientation provides a general overview of the departmental organization, support units, and resident responsibilities. Benefits include health and accident insurance, holiday time off, and support to attend residency related professional conference(s).

Current Residents
Anel Couzo, PharmD
  • PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident 2023-2024
  • Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
  • Pharmacy Education: University of Florida
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Mayo Clinic Florida
  • Clinical Interests: infectious diseases in the immunocompromised population, antimicrobial stewardship, laboratory diagnostics
  • Current Research Project: Identifying Risk Factors for Pseudomonas Aeruginosa or Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Pneumonia

Why did you choose UAB Medicine?
I chose UAB Medicine to continue my training at an academic medical center. The UAB Medicine Infectious Diseases PGY2 program offers a variety of learning experiences in my areas of interest, as well as opportunities in the inpatient and outpatient settings. I was looking for a collaborative learning place to train. Additionally, I found the antimicrobial stewardship pharmacists enthusiastic about making a positive impact on patient care.


Our goal is to develop a highly skilled practitioner who will be successful in any setting they choose to practice after graduation.

Adam Woodson, PharmD, BCPS

Amber Rasco, PharmD, BCPS

Amy Player, PharmD

Amy Weiss, PharmD, BCPS

Courtney Hebert, PharmD

DeAnn Jones, PharmD, BCPS

Doug Wylie, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Emily Green, PharmD, MSHS, BCCCP

Emma Chee-How, PharmD

Josh Oliver, PharmD, BCOP

Kaitlin Nutley, PharmD, BCCCP

Kris Gutierrez, PharmD

Leah Ann Durham, PharmD, BCPS

Matt Brown, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Meredith Johnson, PharmD, MBA

Morgan Frawley, PharmD, BCCCP

Rachael Blalock, PharmD, BCPS

Seth Edwards, PharmD, BCIDP

Susan Vu, PharmD, BCCCP

Tarana Billups, PharmD, AAHIVP

Tim Lewis, PharmD, BCCCP


The applicant must possess a PharmD degree and have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency. All applications must be submitted through PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application System) by January 2. The required components of the application include a letter of intent, three references, curriculum vitae, and a pharmacy school transcript. An interview is required.

Matthew L. Brown, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP Matthew L. Brown, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP Program Director
Required Rotations
  • Adult General Infectious Diseases I & II
  • Adult Immunocompromised Infectious Diseases I & II
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
    Management I & II
  • Clinical Microbiology
Longitudinal Requirements
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Hepatitis B and C Ambulatory Clinic
  • HIV Ambulatory Clinic
  • Major Project
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Practice Coverage
  • Teaching and Oral Presentations
  • Teaching and Learning Certificate (optional)
Elective Rotations
  • Abdominal Transplant
  • Cardiac Surgery Critical Care / Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Critical Care
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Trauma and Burn Critical Care

Contact UAB Pharmacy Residency

Misty Gaddis, PharmD
Coordinator of Residency Programs
JT 1728 / 619 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35249-6860

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