Pharmacy Residency - Virtua

Pharmacy Residency program


Upon completion of the Virtua Pharmacy Residency Program graduates will be qualified for positions including PGY-2 resident, clinical pharmacist, and inpatient pharmacist. In addition, residency training will prepare the clinician to become a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

About Virtua:

In October 1998, Memorial Health Alliance and West Jersey Health System joined forces to create the largest healthcare provider in South Jersey. Virtua is "committed to our neighbor's health" by providing the best patient experience through its STAR Program and by exemplifying quality health care practices and outstanding medical services.

For more information about Virtua, use the links provided below:

Our Hospitals:
Virtua Memorial
Virtua Marlton
Virtua Voorhees

More info about the Virtua Pharmacy Residency Program

Residency Information

PGY-1 Residency

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Virtua is a post-graduate program consisting of 12 months of general training and experience in various aspects of hospital practice.

Purpose: Upon completion of the Virtua Pharmacy Residency Program graduates will be qualified for positions including a PGY-2 residency, clinical pharmacist, and inpatient pharmacists. In addition, residency training will also prepare the clinician to become a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).


During the PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency year, the residents will be exposed to required core rotations. They will also have the opportunity, based on their interests and preferences, to choose various elective rotations. Together, the core and elective rotations will enhance the Resident’s existing knowledge base and fulfill the purpose of the Residency.

Core Rotations *

  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine
  • CriticalCare/Intensive Care Unit
  • Decentralized Pharmacy
  • Drug Information/Research
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Oncology

Longitudinal Rotations *

  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice
  • Research Project
  • Medication Safety (quarterly)

Elective Rotations *

  • Medication Safety (block)
  • Cardiology
  • Core Repeat
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Medication Reconciliation

* All learning experiences are based upon preceptor availability


Virtua is affiliated with the University of the Sciences. Through this affiliation, PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residents will have the opportunity to participate in the U. Sciences Pharmacy School Teaching Certificate Program. The Resident will also have the opportunity to teach Doctor of Pharmacy candidates on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations and to give guidance to students - who are learning to become healthcare professionals - on their Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) rotations. More information about the University of the Sciences may be found at


  • Salary: $40,000
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
    • 12 paid days off
    • 3 interview days
  • On-site parking
  • Wellness Programs

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program conducted by Virtua, Mount Holly, NJ is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Application Requirements

Applicants must possess a PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy and must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of New Jersey by the start of the program. Selected applicants must also go through an interview process and participate in the ASHP Residency Matching Program.

Application Information

Applications will be accepted using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS TM) and must be completed by January 4.

  • Completed Application form
  • Letter of Intent/Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) Electronic References (Letters of Recommendation may supplement)
  • Official Pharmacy School Transcript (Doctor of Pharmacy Degree)
    • Minimum GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
  • NJ Licensure eligible

Once chosen employment is contingent upon:

  • Meeting all Virtua employment, departmental, and institutional requirements
  • Meeting the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy licensure requirements and obtaining a license to practice Pharmacy in the State of New Jersey in accordance with Virtua Pharmacy Residency Policy. (By September 1, preferred).

Contact Information

Kavitha S. Dalal, PharmD, RPh
Clinical Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy
Virtua Health System
Phone: 856-355-6134
Fax: 856-355-6139

Pharmacy Leadership, Preceptors and Mentors

Roberta Barber, Pharm.D., M.P.H.
Roberta Barber joined Virtua in 2010 as Assistant Vice President of Pharmacy. During her tenure Roberta has worked to unify the Pharmacy Department. She has also worked to create a state of the art department by expanding the Decentralized Pharmacy Model and by introducing automation in order to standardize processes system wide. Dr. Barber received her BS, Pharmacy and Pharm.D. from Union University, Albany College of Pharmacy and her Master of Public Health Degree from Columbia University.

Gary Del Piano, Pharm.D.
Gary joined Virtua in 2011 as Director of Pharmacy for Virtua Marlton and moved to the Virtua Memorial campus in 2014. Gary Graduated from St. John’s University, College of Pharmacy in 1992 and began his career at St. Clare’s Hospital in New York City as Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator. In 1997, he was appointed Director of Pharmacy. In 2001 Gary left St. Clare’s to pursue other Director positions at various hospitals in New Jersey. Gary earned his Pharm.D. by taking a year of night classes at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, then finishing at the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, distance learning off-site classrooms in Delaware. Gary also received his US Navy Officer Commission after attending Officer Candidate School at Naval Air Station Pensacola, February - March, 2000, serving in the Navy Reserve Medical Service Corps, and currently on temporary family leave from his reserve duties due to the birth of his son, Luke, in 2012. He also has a daughter, Julia, age 5.

Greg A. Bauer, M.S., Pharm.D.
Greg joined Virtua in 2012 as the Director of Pharmacy Services for the Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Greg graduated from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in Athens, Georgia in 1999. Following graduation, he completed a 2 year ASHP accredited residency from The Ohio State University where he also obtained his Master’s in Health Systems Pharmacy Administration in 2001. Greg also completed a fellowship in Clinical Toxicology in 2002 from the Georgia Poison Center in Atlanta, GA at Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital. Greg worked as an Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for 9 years prior to joining Virtua. Greg holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American College of Healthcare Executives. His clinical interests include emergency medicine and clinical toxicology while his operational interests include automation and intravenous robotic technology systems.

Carolyn Orendorff, Pharm.D., BCPS
Carolyn joined the Virtua in 2013 as the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator. For the last few years, Carolyn has practiced as an Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist, most recently in Philadelphia, PA and prior to that in Baltimore, MD. Additionally, she has experience in precepting pharmacy students and residents as well as being a Pharmacy Residency Program Director. Carolyn graduated from University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and completed a 2 year Pharmacotherapy Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Carolyn is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. In her free time, Carolyn enjoys time with her family, running with her dog, trips to the beach, trying to cook, and watching football (Go Ravens!)

Barbara D. Zambon, BsPharm, RPh, CGP, CCP
Barb graduated from Butler University in 1984 with a BS in Pharmacy and started her career as a staff pharmacist at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. She quickly embraced clinical pharmacy and leadership roles in Pediatrics, SCN, Mother-baby and Critical Care. When Wishard merged with Marion County Healthcare Center, a 300 bed Long Term Care facility, Barb was selected to supervise the pharmacy’s daily operations. There she was instrumental in initiating multidisciplinary rounds, implementing computer and billing systems, developing and Precepting rotations for BS and Pharm D candidates from Butler and was secretary of P&T. Barb returned to South Jersey with her family and she joined Virtua Voorhees in 1993. By 2000 she was working exclusively on the floors at Voorhees in Pediatrics and NICU. In 2002 she joined the clinical team continuing in Pediatrics and NICU and later rounding in Critical Care. In 2004, Barb was chosen to be part of the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) team and Critical Care pharmacist at Berlin. Barb created and was preceptor for the Geriatric Rotation’s for USP Pharmacy students and for the Virtua PGY1 Residency Program. Barb is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and has certifications in Immunization, Medication Therapy Management and Consultant Pharmacy. Barb received the Virtua Pharmacy Residency Preceptor of the year award for 2013-2014.

Sharon Camperchioli, Pharm.D.
Sharon Camperchioli joined the pharmacy department at Virtua in 2005. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy in 2003. She started her career in outpatient pharmacy before transitioning into the hospital setting as a staff pharmacist. Due to her passion and commitment towards the maternal-child health population she worked on many projects focused on this group of patients. Sharon then moved into a clinical pharmacist role in 2008. Although her primary focus was in the pediatric and neonatal units across the system, she has supported all maternal-child health patient care areas. In 2015 Sharon transitioned into a medication safety and quality role. Throughout her career at Virtua Sharon has developed and implemented much advancement for patient care. Just a few examples include standardization of mixing and dispensing medications for the pediatric patient population, programming and maintaining the medication library for administration of medications in syringes, safe transitioning from paper to computerized to electronic medication administration records, and computerized physician ordering. She has also supported the CHOP at Virtua joint venture which continues to grow. In her free time, Sharon enjoys doing volunteer work and spending time with her family.

Kavitha S. Dalal, Pharm.D.
Kavitha joined the Virtua in 2013 as a Clinical Pharmacist with a focus in Critical Care for the Marlton campus. Kavitha graduated from Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. Kavitha has previous experience as a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist at Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Trenton, NJ. She also has experience as a Clinical Adjunct Professor and Pharmacy Field Manager at Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Kavitha is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Pharmaceutical Association, and Society of Critical Care Medicine. Kavitha’s research interests include intensive care unit sedation and delirium and alcohol withdrawal management in the ICU. 

Jim Anderson BsPharm, Pharm.D.
Jim joined the pharmacy team in 1997 as a pharmacy student and transitioned into a staff pharmacist upon graduation from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2000. Jim recently received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (summer 2014). Jim has served as a Soarian super-user, RX user group member, and assisted with numerous technology-based upgrades. His work interests include technology enhancement, Critical Care, and serving as a training resource within the department. In his spare time he enjoys taking care of the family blueberry farm and traveling.

Nina Hogan, BsPharm, RPh
Nina joined the Virtua in 1998. She received her Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from St John’s University. Nina has over twenty years of hospital pharmacy experience. She also has worked in the Palliative Care Industry managing pain management and consulting. She has served as the anticoagulation therapy specialist during her early years at Virtua. Nina currently staffs in all areas of the Virtua Pharmacy as well as teaching new graduates and pharmacy students. Nina resides in Southampton NJ and is the mother of two boys, Rob and Jake. She has a passion for yoga, skiing and cooking.

Bijal Patel Pharm.D.
Bijal joined the pharmacy team at Virtua in 2015. She graduated from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 2013 and then completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ. Bijal has previous experience working as a decentralized pharmacist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, certified in providing immunizations, and a member of the New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Bijal also works part time in community pharmacy and has a strong clinical interest in improving transitions of care.

Kristina Lam, Pharm.D.
Kristina joined Virtua as a staff pharmacist in 2012.  She graduated from Long Island University School of Pharmacy in 2009.  She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, where she also practiced as inpatient pharmacist. She also served as a preceptor to pharmacy students and residents. She has worked as transitions of care pharmacist at Our Lady of Lourdes prior to joining Virtua.  Her areas of interest include pediatrics, critical care and internal medicine.  In free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

John Pasquale Pharm.D., BCPS
John obtained his B.Sc. in Pharmacy in May, 1976 and his Pharm. D. in December, 2005. He became board certified as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) in 1995 and maintains an active certification. John has worked in hospital and retail pharmacy for 35 years, He has held positions as Director of Pharmacy (20 years) and Director of Clinical Pharmacy (1 year) and worked in drug safety and safety surveillance for Pfizer (Wyeth) and AstraZeneca for combined 7 years. For many years John precepted students from Rutgers, Temple and Philadelphia College of Pharmacy including the final non-traditional Pharm.D. student to graduate from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He also taught at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy as an Adjunct Clinical Pharmacy Instructor in the Prof Practice lab in the 1980's. John’s clinical and operational interests include cardiology, internal medicine, pharmacy management and purchasing, and lately clinical informatics as it applies to daily workflow.  Outside of Virtua John enjoys family activities with his wife, 2 children and 3 beautiful grandchildren, watching sports (baseball, hockey, football), and traveling.

Ileana Somers BsPharm, RPh
Ileana joined Virtua in 2000.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science.  Ileana has over twenty years of hospital pharmacy experience.  Her areas of interest are in process improvement and transitions of care.  Ileana lives in the Washington Township area.  She is married and has one son and two daughters.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending summer days in Cape May, attending concerts and can’t pass up a good book or movie.  She enjoys the mentoring experience because she learns as much from her students as she hopes she imparts to them.

Susan Schobert , BsPharm , RPh
Sue jointed Virtua in 1981 after receiving her Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy.  With over 34 years of hospital experience, including Family Medicine Resident rounding and teaching, she has also done community outpatient teaching for a  monthly Arthritis Group. As a Memorial Mentor, Sue developed a HCAPS Pain Education. Sue is very involved in Critical Care and is on the Code Blue Committee.  She is BLS, CPR and AED certified for Healthcare Professionals and is a member of New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists.  She enjoys teaching students and residents and spending time with her family.

Kim Mauger Pharm.D.
Kim Mauger has been a member of the Virtua Pharmacy Department since 2003.  She graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison that same year.  She has a particular interest in Critical Care and Pediatrics, as well as improving technology and workflow within the pharmacy department.  She has an Immunization certification. Kim staffs in all areas although primarily working in the evening.  She is also a good resource for Pyxis medstation and Rx Works.  Kim is the proud mother of four children.  Some of her favorite activities are reading and knitting. 

Lisa Gold Pharm.D.
Lisa joined the Virtua Pharmacy Team in the year 2006.  She graduated from Rutgers College of Pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1986 and from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (USP) with a Pharm D. degree in 2002.  Lisa has previous working experience as a retail pharmacy manager, as a consultant pharmacist and seventeen years as a hospital pharmacist.  In addition, Lisa has provided education to pharmacy students in the past as a pharmacy student preceptor in the retail setting.  Lisa enjoys working as a decentralized pharmacist at Virtua.  When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, taking long walks on the beach and reading a good book.

Gnatiko, Semenyo Pharm.D.
Semenyo joined Virtua in March, 2015. She earned bachelor's degree in Chemistry at Morgan state in 2003.  She then worked for pharmaceutical company Baxter. She later earned her doctorate of pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in May 2009. She began her pharmacy career at Medstar Washington Hospital Center.  Semenyo has over 6 years of hospital pharmacy experience. She is also fluent in French. She was nominated Cerner super user at Medstar. In her free time, Semenyo enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Robin M. Fields BsPharm
Robin began her tenure with Virtua in 2007 as a staff pharmacist working in all divisions.  After serving as the PIC for the Berlin division, she is now the Inpatient Coordinator at Voorhees overseeing operations of the Hub and Spoke model for the health system. Robin’s 30 plus years of experience spans the gamut of the pharmacy profession. It includes purchasing, market research, sales, sales training and management, good manufacturing practices, specialty, long term care and back to her roots in hospital pharmacy. Robin is also certified and licensed in Immunization and is a volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corp for Burlington County. She is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists where she was a member of and graduated from the 2014-2015 Leadership Academy. Robin received the Virtua SuperSTAR 2015 Team Award.

Jessica Cprek, PharmD
Jessica just joined Virtua this summer 2015 as the Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist based at Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Jessica graduated from the University of Virginia in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics. Following graduation, she obtained her Pharm.D. in 2013 from Temple University. Jessica then completed a PGY-1 and PGY-2 in Infectious Diseases at Temple University. Jessica is a member of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She has a strong interest in Antimicrobial Stewardship and Gram-negative resistance.

Jessica Hunt, PharmD
Jess joined Virtua in September 2015 as the Neonatal and Pediatric Clinical Specialist based at Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Jess graduated from Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 2010. Following graduation, she completed a PGY-1 residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA and a PGY-2 Pediatric Residency at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. She then worked as the Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Clinical Specialist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for 3 years. Jess has a passion for improving transitions of care and education. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside hiking, biking, skiing, and traveling.

Mohamed Eldib, PharmD
Mohamed joined Virtua in October 2015; he graduated from Misr International University in Cairo Egypt in 2005. Mohamed joined Virtua with 7 years of experience as clinical oncology pharmacist at Boston Medical Center. He is a member of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC). Mohamed serves on various committees in the Hematology Oncology department. His research and practice interests are chemotherapy symptoms management, supportive care of cancer patients, anemia management and IBD.

Current Residents

Shakira Chavis

Shakira Chavis, Pharm.D. is from Bensalem, Pennsylvania. She earned Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in May 2015. Shakira’s professional interests include critical care and ambulatory care. After completing her pharmacy practice residency, she plans to further her training with a PGY2 specialty residency. In her free time Shakira enjoys spending time with her family and friends, painting and traveling.

Vanessa Chong

Vanessa Chong, Pharm. D. is from San Marino, California. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in May 2015. Vanessa’s professional interests are ambulatory care, cardiology, and internal medicine. After completing her pharmacy practice residency, Vanessa plans on pursuing a PGY-2 residency in ambulatory care. Her goal is to become either an ambulatory care pharmacist or a clinical pharmacist in order to work closely with patients and help improve patient care. In Vanessa’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring the outdoors, and working on DIY projects. Vanessa is also very grateful for all the love and support she has received because it helped her get to where she is today.

Alexander Clark

Alexander Clark, Pharm.D. is originally from Staten Island, New York. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in May 2015. Alex’s professional interests include internal medicine and pharmacy administration. After completion of his pharmacy practice residency, Alex plans to pursue a PGY-2 Specialty Residency. In the future, Alex would like to be an established clinical pharmacist and possibly become involved in academia. In his spare time, Alex likes spending time with family and friends, participating in outdoor activities such as camping and skiing, and discovering new places.

Tam Tran

Tam Tran, Pharm.D. is from Kansas City, MO. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in May 2015. Tam’s professional interests are internal medicine and ambulatory care. After her PGY-1, Tam plans to pursue a PGY-2 with a focus in either internal medicine or ambulatory care. In her spare time, Tam enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, and watching sports.

Program Graduates

2014 – 2015
PGY1 Residency Class
Jennifer Premus and Pinaki Shah

Jennifer Premus is employed as a Pharmacist at Virtua in Voorhees, NJ

Pinaki Shah is a PGY-2 Drug Information Resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia, PA

2013 – 2014
PGY1 Residency Class
Hannah Fudin and Francis Zamora

Hannah Fudin completed a PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI. Following her PGY-2 Residency she gained employment as an Assistant Clinical Professor/Ambulatory Care.

Francis Zamora completed a PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Resident at Hunterdon Healthcare in Flemington, NJ. Following his PGY-2 Residency he gained employment as a Multispecialty Clinical Pharmacist.

2012 – 2013
PGY1 Residency Class
Sonya Akrout and Beverly Chorbak

Upon completing the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Virtua, Sonya Akrout became employed as a Senior Copywriter with Mosaic Group specializing in pharmaceutical marketing and advertising.

Upon completing the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Virtua, Beverly Chorbak became employed as an Inpatient Pharmacist at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell in Pennington, NJ.