This PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is conducted by Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) in Arlington, Virginia in partnership with the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University in Winchester and Ashburn, Virginia. Rotations are completed at Virginia Hospital Center, an independent 350-bed not-for-profit, teaching facility. VHC is designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Washington DC metropolitan area.
The mission of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Virginia Hospital Center is to develop pharmacy residents as valued members of the health care team who can independently practice patient-centered pharmaceutical care in a variety of healthcare settings. The focus of this residency is to enhance skills in pharmacy leadership, pharmaceutical care, patient education, medication therapy monitoring, establishing therapeutic goals and communicate with other healthcare providers. Our affiliation with Shenandoah University shall enable the residents to participate in a teaching and learning curriculum certificate program and gain experience in lecturing, as well as precepting pharmacy students.
- Drug Information (Longitudinal)
- Intensive Care
- Internal Medicine
- Medication Safety (Longitudinal)
- Practice Management and Leadership
- Research (Longitudinal)
- Teaching Rotation (Precepting)
- Behavioral Health
- Health Informatics and Automation
- Infectious Diseases
- Surgical Care
Dr. Amir Haddad is a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) in Arlington, VA. His professional interests include clinical research, oncology, infectious disease, and pediatrics. Dr. Haddad received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in May 2016. He is a member of Rho Chi, Phi Kappa Phi, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
In his spare time, he likes spending time with his friends and family, exploring local eats and outdoor activities in the DC/VA area, traveling, and being in nature.
Dr. Lafi is a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at Virginia Hospital Center. His professional interests include internal medicine, infectious diseases, critical care, and academia. Dr. Lafi earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Buies Creek, North Carolina in May 2015. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences from North Carolina Central University in 2011.
Prior to joining the SU School of Pharmacy Residency class, Dr. Lafi worked as a consultant pharmacist and as a part time clinical pharmacist at Duke Childrens’ Center Outpatient Pharmacy. He is a member of the American Pharmacists’ Association, American Society of Health System Pharmacy, Kappa Epsilon Alpha Rho Chapter, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, and the Phi Lambda Sigma National Pharmacy Leadership Society.
In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the city, hiking, reading mystery novels, and spending time with family and friends.
Residency Program Director:
Michael Nana Nyame-Mireku, Pharm.D., PhD, MIT, BCNSP
Virginia Hospital Center
1701 North George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA 22205