Magda Fulman, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Fulman is the Assistant Director of Pharmacy and the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. Prior to joining Montefiore Nyack Hospital, she was an Internal Medicine Clinical Coordinator and served as the PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director and Preceptor at Northwell Health Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC) in NY. Dr. Fulman’s vision for the Pharmacy Department at Montefiore Nyack Hospital led to the expansion of the pharmacist’s role within the clinical team, development of a robust residency program, and growth of clinical pharmacy services to include Transitions of Care, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and pharmacy driven protocols. Dr. Fulman takes special interest in educating pharmacy staff, residents, and students serving as a preceptor from multiple schools of pharmacy. Dr. Fulman is committed to patient safety and expansion of clinical pharmacy services by participating in many performance improvement projects, including pharmacy residency research projects. She is also involved in Acurity® Clinical Committee and CE forum serving as the co-chair. Dr. Fulman is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and received her Doctor of Pharmacy at the St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in NY. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at LIJMC.
Daryl Schiller, MS, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID
Dr. Schiller oversees clinical and operational activities as the Pharmacy Director at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. He previously held the position of Assistant Director for Clinical Services and PGY-1 Residency Program Director at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ where he was also the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases and Burn Trauma. He has been involved with numerous professional organizations at both the local and national levels including serving as President of the New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists, a member of the ASHP Council on Therapeutics, a delegate in the ASHP House of Delegates, and a question writer for the Board of Pharmacy Specialists BCPS exam. He is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy with Added Qualifications in Infectious Diseases. Dr. Schiller has 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals and numerous conference presentations including being an invited lecturer at national conferences as well as many regional pharmacy-, medicine-, and nursing based meetings. He received BS and MS degrees in pharmacology and immunology from SUNY Buffalo and a Doctorate in Pharmacy from Long Island University followed by a residency in Infectious Diseases at the James J Peters Bronx VA Medical Center. Under his direction, the Pharmacy Department at Montefiore Nyack Hospital has made great strides in expanding clinical pharmacy services and other medication safety processes.
Jennifer Champagne, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Champagne is the Manager of Pharmacy Operations at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Midwestern University, College of Pharmacy – Glendale. Prior to joining Montefiore Nyack Hospital, Dr. Champagne worked at The Aroostook Medical Center in northern Maine. She also has history working in a retail setting. Dr. Champagne is actively involved in improving pharmacy workflow, ensuring USP compliance, and optimizing department productivity.
Nirvana Awad, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Nirvana Awad is the Transitions of Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. She is actively involved in patient care by participating in interdisciplinary rounds, performing medication reconciliation, and counseling patients with heart failure and COPD. Dr. Awad graduated from St. John’s University and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She then completed her PGY-1 residency at Montefiore Nyack Hospital where she earned a teaching certificate from St. John’s University and has continued to precept students and residents. Dr. Awad is also a Clinical Consultant Pharmacist and completes monthly medication reviews for geriatric patients in nursing homes. During her academic and professional career, she has presented at national and state pharmacy organizations including ASHP and NYSCHP. Dr. Awad serves as a preceptor for the Transitions of Care and Cardiology learning experiences.
Gaurav Bajaj, PharmD
Dr. Bajaj is an Informatics Pharmacist at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. Dr. Bajaj received his Doctor of Pharmacy at the Long Island University Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy in NY. Dr. Bajaj started working at Montefiore Nyack Hospital as a Staff Pharmacist and transitioned into the field of Health Informatics and has earned a Pharmacy Informatics Certificate through American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Dr. Bajaj is He enjoys mentoring pharmacists, students and residents in the field of Pharmacy Informatics.
Kelly Chan, PharmD, BCPS
Kelly Chan, PharmD holds the position of Clinical Pharmacist, specializing in critical care at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. Prior to joining Montefiore Nyack Hospital, Dr. Chan worked at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Queens, NY. She is actively involved in the critical care services, rounding daily on patients in the medical and surgical critical care units and serves as the preceptor for the critical care learning experience.
Gloria Porcelli, Rph, BCOP
Mrs. Gloria Porcelli received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in NY. She has been a hospital pharmacist with 20+ years of experience. She has exclusively been working in the area of oncology pharmacy since 2008. She is assistant professor of Oncology at Touro college of Pharmacy and precepts for multiple schools of pharmacy. Her professional interests include education, counseling and being an integral part of the oncology team. Mrs. Porcelli serves as the preceptor for the Ambulatory Care/Oncology learning experience.
Laurance Rances, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Rances is a Clinical Staff Pharmacist at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. Dr. Rances received his Bachelors of Sciences degree from the University of Buffalo and completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Touro College of Pharmacy. Dr. Rances specializes in critical care and is involved in variety of pharmacy initiatives to include protocol development, immunization clinics, and patient counseling. Dr. Rances serves as a preceptor for the Critical Care learning experience.
Rupangi (Soni) Rastogi, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Rastogi is the Infectious Disease Clinical Specialist at Nyack Hospital focusing on Antimicrobial Stewardship. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. After residency, she stayed on to work as a Multi-Specialty Clinical Pharmacist for 2 years and then transitioned into the role of a Neuroscience pharmacist for 1 year prior to joining Nyack Hospital. She enjoys and has experience teaching students from various schools of pharmacy, as well as both PGY-1 and PGY-2 pharmacy residents.
OUR RESIDENTS 2019-2020
Michael Mandarino, PharmD
Dr. Michael Mandarino earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Colchester, Vermont. As a student pharmacist, he gained experience working in compounding and retail pharmacy, as well as being actively involved with Student Government Association, American Pharmacists Association and Phi Lambda Sigma. His professional interests include critical care, psychiatry, and academia.
Abhishek Srivastava, PharmD
Dr. Srivastava earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2014. He worked as a registered pharmacist in the community setting before deciding to pursue a PGY-1 residency at Montefiore Nyack. His professional interests include pain management, infectious diseases, and critical care.
OUR PAST RESIDENTS
Reema Mody, PharmD
Alexandra Mody, PharmD
Nirvana Awad, PharmD, BCPS
Emmanuel Knight, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Magda Fulman: fulmanm[at]montefiorenyack[dot]org
Daryl Schiller: schillerd[at]montefiorenyack[dot]org
Jennifer Champagne: champagnej[at]montefiorenyack[dot]org
Soni Rastogi: rastogir[at]montefiorenyack[dot]org
Emmanuel Knight: knighte[at]montefiorenyack[dot]org
Alexandra Harris: harrisa[at]montefiorenyack[dot]org
Reema Mody: modyr[at]montefiorenyack[dot]org