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Current Residents

The current residents of Atlantic Health System's Pharmacy Residency include:

Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1)

Atlantic Health Pharmacy Resident Rhonda Abouelela

Rhonda Abouelela

Dr. Abouelela is originally from Hamilton, NJ and graduated from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in May 2021. She has a passion for mentorship and interdisciplinary collaboration, which led her to Atlantic Health System to complete her PGY-1 residency.

She is looking forward to expanding her clinical practice experience by learning from and working in collaboration with the many knowledgeable providers who make up Atlantic Health System’s interdisciplinary teams. Her current professional interests are critical care, emergency medicine, and ambulatory care.

Atlantic Health Pharmacy Resident SooJin Koo

SooJin Koo

Dr. Koo is originally from South Korea and she moved to New York when she was nine years old. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Ramapo College of New Jersey, after which she pursued her PharmD degree from Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers. She was an active member of SNPhA at Rutgers, where she developed a strong desire to serve the underrepresented populations.

Her current professional interests lie with ambulatory care and teaching, but she is looking forward to exploring different specialties within clinical pharmacy. Through residency, she wishes to develop her clinical skills to better patient outcomes in the communities she serves.

Atlantic Health Pharmacy Resident Niti Shah

Niti Shah

Dr. Shah graduated from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in May 2021. During her rotations at Atlantic Health System, she witnessed the significant role that pharmacists had on the health care team which inspired her decision to pursue a residency.

Though she developed a strong interest in critical care during pharmacy school, she enjoys teaching and interacting with a wide variety of patients. She hopes to combine her interests in the future as a clinical pharmacist, teaching students and residents, and leading community outreach initiatives. She is excited to expand her knowledge, step outside her comfort zone, and become a well-rounded pharmacist.

Atlantic Health Pharmacy Resident Shivam Vyas

Shivam Vyas

Dr. Vyas grew up in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ and earned his PharmD degree from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in May 2021. During pharmacy school, he developed an interest in clinical pharmacy through experiences working at a retail pharmacy near home and by being a Knight Scholar at Saint Barnabas Medical Center for APPE rotations.

He hopes to further enhance his clinical knowledge, leadership, and overall abilities as a well-rounded pharmacist. His current academic interests include infectious disease, ambulatory care, cardiology, and oncology. His long-term aspirations include becoming a board-certified pharmacist and being involved in teaching at an academic institution.


Postgraduate Year Two (PGY-2) Critical Care

Gianna Iantosca, Atlantic Health Pharmacy Resident

Gianna Iantosca

Dr. Iantosca is from Manalapan, NJ and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences in May 2020. She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ. Her passion for clinical pharmacy practice, more specifically for critical care, developed during her later years in pharmacy school and further progressed during her PGY-1 residency training.

Her current areas of interest include shock syndromes, as well as cardiovascular and neurologic conditions in the ICU setting. Dr. Iantosca is eager to further advance her clinical knowledge in various critical care areas at Atlantic Health System this year. She looks forward to utilizing these skills as she prepares for her future career goals practicing as a board-certified critical care pharmacist in an intensive care unit.

Postgraduate Year Two (PGY-2) Emergency Medicine

 Vivian Arce, Atlantic Health Pharmacy Resident

Vivian Arce

Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Arce moved to New York in 2016 and earned her PharmD from Touro College of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY. Her interest in emergency medicine began as a pharmacy student on APPE rotations and grew stronger throughout her first year of residency training.

Dr. Arce’s professional areas of interest include trauma and resuscitation, emergency preparedness, and toxicology. She is excited to expand her clinical knowledge in emergency medicine and experience all that the PGY-2 residency at Atlantic Health System has to offer.