Residency Program Director

Dr. Stephen Rettig is the Pharmacy Supply Chain Manager and PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director at Community Medical Centers. He serves as a preceptor to PGY1 pharmacy residents, University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific pharmacy students, and California Health Sciences University pharmacy students.

Dr. Rettig received his Bachelor of Science in biology and minor in chemistry from California State University, Fresno in 2008 and Doctor of Pharmacy from University of California, San Diego, Skaggs School of Pharmacy in 2012.

He completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Community Medical Centers in 2013. He currently has memberships with the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Residency Program Coordinator

Dr. Rachel Wanta is the Pharmacy Resident – Student Coordinator at Community Medical Centers. She’s a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents, University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific pharmacy students, and California Health Sciences University pharmacy students in the hospital practice rotation.

Dr. Wanta received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin - School of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, graduating with two teaching certificates. She’s currently a member with California Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Residency Preceptors

Administration

Dr. Lopez is the regulatory affairs pharmacy manager at Community Regional Medical Center. He serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents, assistant clinical professor for University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students, and adjunct professor for Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific pharmacy students.

Dr. Lopez received his Bachelor of Arts in chemistry at California State University, Fresno, and his Doctor of Pharmacy at University of California, San Francisco. He completed a pharmacy practice residency at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton, Calif., in 2001. Dr. Lopez was honored with the Longs Foundation Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award ("Teacher of the Year") for the UCSF Fresno site in 2005 and 2008. The Longs Award is the highest teaching award given by the UCSF School of Pharmacy.

Since 2008, Dr. Lopez has been a pharmacy manager for Community Medical Centers and his current professional memberships include American Society of Health System Pharmacists and California Society of Health System Pharmacists - Sierra Society Chapter.

Dr. Royston is the System Director of Pharmacy Services and precepts PGY1 residents as well as pharmacy students. Dr. Royston received her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and cell biology and her Master of Science in biomedical science at University of California, San Diego.

She received her Doctor of Pharmacy at University of California, San Francisco. She completed a general pharmacy practice residency at University of Arizona and a critical care pharmacy practice residency at Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Royston worked as a clinical pharmacy specialist and clinical pharmacy manager until 2012.  Since then, she has had the opportunity to work in several departments outside of pharmacy – Quality Management, High Reliability Culture and Supply Chain Management. During that time, she received her master of healthcare administration from National University and became a Certified Professional of Healthcare Quality.

Dr. Royston brings these diverse experiences to her leadership role in pharmacy and to the administration rotations. Dr. Royston currently has memberships with American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Dr. Sheikh obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 2006.  Farid currently serves as the Pharmacy Manager for Clinical Operations for Clovis Community Medical Center, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital (FHSH) and Community Behavior Health Clinic inpatient pharmacies.

In addition, Farid is currently Pharmacist in Charge (PIC) for both Clovis Community and Fresno Heart & Surgical inpatient pharmacies. In addition, Dr. Sheikh has previous experience as an outpatient PIC, inpatient clinical pharmacist, transition of care and as a clinical coordinator.

Critical Care

Dr. Musallam is a critical care clinical pharmacy specialist and rounds in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. She serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents. Dr. Musallam received her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the University of California, San Diego and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Southern California.

She completed her PGY1 in pharmacy practice and PGY2 in critical care at New York University Langone Medical Center.  She’s a member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacy and Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Reger is a critical care clinical pharmacist specializing in burn and surgery. She serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy practice residents, assistant clinical professor for the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy, and adjunct professor for the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at University of the Pacific. Dr. Reger received her Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Zoology from Miami University of Ohio in 2004, and Doctor of Pharmacy from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 2008.

She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at University Hospital - UC Health in Cincinnati, OH and a PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Eskenazi Health / Indiana University Health (formerly Wishard Health Services / Clarian Health) in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Reger was awarded the UCSF Apple for Excellence in Teaching award in 2017 and 2018 and was named Preceptor of the Year by the 2018 – 2019 CRMC PGY1 pharmacy practice residents. She currently has memberships with the American Burn Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Dr. Shearer is a clinical pharmacy specialist in the neurocritical care unit. She serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents, as well as students from University of California, San Francisco, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific, and California Health Sciences University.

Dr. Shearer received her Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from University of California, Irvine in 2010 and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Roseman University of Health Sciences in 2015.

She completed Community Regional Medical Center’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program in 2016 and subsequently obtained Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Emergency Neurological Life Support certifications.

She currently has memberships with Neurocritical Care Society, American College of Clinical Pharmacists, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and American Pharmacists Association.

Dr. Vu is a clinical pharmacy specialist in Trauma Critical Care. She serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents as well as UCSF and UOP pharmacy students on their APPE rotations.

Dr. Vu received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics from University of California, Los Angeles in 2000, and Doctor of Pharmacy from Western University of Health Sciences in 2007.

She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Community Medical Centers in 2008. She currently has memberships with the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists, California Pharmacists Association and Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Mallory Cruz is a clinical pharmacy specialist in Emergency Medicine. She serves as a preceptor to PGY1 pharmacy residents, University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific pharmacy students, California Health Sciences University pharmacy students and University of California, San Francisco/Fresno Emergency Medicine residents.

Dr. Cruz received her Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from California State University, Fresno in 2007 and Doctor of Pharmacy from University of California, San Diego, Skaggs School of Pharmacy in 2011. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Community Medical Centers in 2012.

Dr. Ford is a clinical pharmacist at Clovis Community Medical Center who precepts students and residents in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ford attended pharmacy school at Pacific University in Oregon.

He returned to the valley to complete his PGY1 residency at Valley Children’s Hospital before coming on staff at Clovis Community. Dr. Ford was voted the Clovis Community Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Preceptor of the Year twice.

Dr. Ibarra is an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Fresno, CA. Dr. Ibarra received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California - Santa Barbara and Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of California - San Francisco (UCSF).

He completed his PGY1 pharmacy residency at Stanford Health Care and PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Ibarra is a BPS Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist active in teaching, scholarship, and service.

He precepts Community Regional Medical Center PGY1 pharmacy residents and students from UCSF, University of the Pacific - Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and California Health Sciences University.

Dr. Ibarra is a guest lecturer in the UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine medical residency program and has published original studies in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, and Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.

Infectious Diseases

Dr. Méndez is the antimicrobial stewardship coordinator. She serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents, University of California-San Francisco, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific, and University of Florida pharmacy students, and Sunnyside High School Doctors Academy students.

Dr. Méndez received her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in Ann Arbor and completed a pharmacy practice residency and infectious diseases specialty residency at the University of California at San Francisco. She received her Master of Public Health from the University of California-San Jose.

Dr. Méndez was honored with the Longs Foundation Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award ("Teacher of the Year") for the UCSF Fresno site in 2010 and was awarded the UCSF Apple for Excellence in Teaching Award for the UCSF Fresno site in 2011 and 2013. The Longs Award is the highest teaching award given by the UCSF School of Pharmacy.

Internal Medicine

Dr. Sukhpreet Kaur is a clinical pharmacist in Internal Medicine and Acute Care. She serves as a preceptor to PGY1 pharmacy residents, University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students and Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific pharmacy students.

Dr. Kaur received her Bachelor of Science in chemistry and minor in biology from California State University, Fresno in 2013 and Doctor of Pharmacy from California Northstate University, College of Pharmacy in 2017. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Community Medical Centers in 2018.

She also completed a teaching certificate during her residency. She currently has memberships with the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Kappa Psi.

Dr. Loi is a clinical pharmacy specialist in Internal Medicine. She serves as a preceptor to PGY1 pharmacy residents, University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific pharmacy students, and California Health Sciences University pharmacy students.

Dr. Loi received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island in 2016. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Yale New Haven Hospital at Yale New Haven Health System in 2017.

Medication Safety

Dr. Avo Arikian is the Medication Safety Coordinator for Clovis Community Medical Center. He serves as preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents and pharmacy students. Dr. Arikian received his bachelor of science in biology from California State University, Fresno in 2009 and doctor of pharmacy from University of Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2012.

He completed the Community Regional Medical Center's PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program in 2013. He currently has membership with the California Society of Health System Pharmacists – Sierra Society Chapter and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Oncology

Dr. Karah Ali is a clinical pharmacy specialist in Oncology. He serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents and University of California, San Francisco and Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific pharmacy students.

Dr. Karah Ali received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Philadelphia University in Amman, Jordan and Doctor of Pharmacy from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He completed an oncology pharmacy residency at National University of Singapore (NUS).

He is a member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacy, and International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners.

Pediatrics

Dr. Covarrubias is a pediatric clinical pharmacy specialist in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. She serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents, as well as for pharmacy students from University of California-San Francisco, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific, and California Health Sciences University College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Covarrubias received her Bachelor of Arts in molecular and cell biology from University of California, Berkeley in 2010 and Doctor of Pharmacy from University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy in 2015. She completed the Community Regional Medical Center's PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program in 2016.

Dr. Husted is a clinical pharmacy specialist in the neonatal intensive care unit. He serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents, adjunct professor for the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific, adjunct professor for the California Health Sciences University, and serves as an associate clinical professor for University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students.

He also serves as a preceptor for local high school students in the Doctor's Academy Program as well as undergraduate pre-health major students in the Health Care Opportunities Program.

Dr. Husted received his Doctor of Pharmacy from University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2005. Dr. Husted completed his Pediatric Pharmacy Practice Residency at Valley Children’s Hospital in 2006. He also earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from CSU Fresno in 2017. Dr. Husted was awarded the UCSF Apple for Excellence in Teaching Award for the UCSF Fresno Pharmacy site in 2011 and the Outstanding Non-Physician Teaching Award from the UCSF Fresno Medical Residency Program in 2020.

He currently has memberships with the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

Quality

Dr. Anderson received her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2002. She completed the Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Community Medical Centers in 2003 and practiced at the Veterans Affairs Central California Health Care System in Fresno, CA. 

She returned to Community Medical Centers in 2006 as the Trauma Critical Care Pharmacist at Community Regional Medical Center and then assumed the role of Medication Safety Coordinator at Clovis Community Medical Center. Dr. Anderson currently works for Community Medical Centers as the Manager of Quality, Accreditation, Regulatory and HRO (High Reliability Organization).