Residents

Monique Payne-Cardona, PharmD

Monique Payne-Cardona, PharmD, is from Upland, California. She received her Bachelor of Science in biology at the University of La Verne and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at the University of California, San Francisco. Monique plans on pursuing a PGY2 residency in emergency medicine. Ultimately, she is hoping to practice at an academic medical center serving as a primary preceptor for learners in the future. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her Frenchie, Lunesta, shopping with her mom, traveling to new places and lounging on the couch with roomie/co-resident, Priya.

Priya Vallabh, PharmD

Priya Vallabh, PharmD, is from Anaheim Hills, California. She received her Bachelor of Science in molecular toxicology and Bachelor of Arts in public health from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco. Upon completing her PGY1 residency, she plans to pursue further PGY2 training in critical care. Ultimately, Priya hopes to practice at a level I trauma center/large academic medical center and serve as a preceptor for future residents and students. In her free time, Priya enjoys traveling, dancing, hiking, reading dystopian novels and spending time with family and friends.

Asia Quan, PharmD

Asia Quan, PharmD, is originally from San Francisco. She received her Bachelor of Science in molecular biology from the University of San Francisco and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. Her professional interests includes infectious disease. After completing her PGY1 pharmacy residency, she plans to continue her training with a PGY2 in infectious diseases. Her ultimate goal is to practice at an academic institution with a role in antimicrobial stewardship serving as a preceptor for residents and students. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, working out, traveling and exploring new foods to eat.

Jennifer (Jisun) Ko, PharmD

Jennifer (Jisun) Ko, PharmD, grew up in Fullerton, California. She went to University of the Pacific for both undergraduate and graduate training in the accelerated pharmacy program. She is interested in an array of areas such as cardiology, critical care, and administration. Her short-term goals are to work inpatient at a teaching hospital and her long-term goals are to work in administration. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, watching movies and spending time with friends and family.

Melanie Mascetti, PharmD

Melanie Mascetti, PharmD, is originally from Manhattan Beach, California. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include transplant and critical care. After completing her PGY1 pharmacy residency, she plans to continue her training with a PGY2 in her area of interest. Ultimately, she would like to practice at a large acute care center where she can precept students and residents. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching movies, traveling and exploring new foods to eat. She is extremely thankful for the support of her friends and family throughout this journey.

Victoria D. Nguyen, PharmD

Victoria D. Nguyen, PharmD, is originally from Brea, California. She received her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from San Diego State University, and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. She has lived in Southern California her whole life. Nguyen's professional interests include oncology in both inpatient and ambulatory pharmacy settings. She has completed her PGY1 residency at Cedars-Sinai and is now the current PGY2 hematology/oncology resident here. Nguyen plans to be continuously involved in organizations that provide exceptional patient care and helping hands to the communities. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and exploring the beauty of the outdoors. She would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors—she is grateful for their support and encouragement.

Ryan Hays, PharmD

Ryan Hays, PharmD, BCPS, is from Aliso Viejo, California. He received his Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of California, Irvine, and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California. He completed his PGY1 at Cedars-Sinai. His professional interests include cardiology, medication safety and drug information. Upon completing his PGY2 HSPAL residency training, he plans to pursue a position where he hopes to blend his clinical and administrative interests. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, going to the beach and watching sports.

Magy Samir Eskander, PharmD

Magy Samir Eskander, PharmD, is originally from Egypt. She received her Bachelor of Science in cell and molecular biology from California State University, Northridge, and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Her professional interests include oncology and academia. Upon completing her PGY1/PGY2 combined specialty residency, Magy plans to pursue a clinical pharmacist position at an academic center, while serving as a preceptor for future residents and students. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, listening to music and trying new restaurants.

Karen Shin, PharmD

Karen Shin, PharmD, is from Fresno, California. She received her Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of California, Irvine, and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her professional interest includes oncology. After completing her PGY1 pharmacy residency, she plans to pursue PGY2 in oncology. She aspires to eventually practice in both inpatient and outpatient settings and teach at an academic institution. In her spare time, she enjoys running, eating and running some more to eat more!

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