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Resident Biographies

Yazmin Garza, PharmD - PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Email: yagarza@utmb.edu

Education:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin, 2021
  • Bachelor of Science and Arts in Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 2017

Areas of Interest

  • NICU/Pediatrics
  • Oncology
  • Academia

Future Plans

    Yazmin plans to pursue a PGY2 in pediatrics and hopes to begin     
    practicing as a clinical pharmacy specialist at a teaching hospital
    where there are opportunities to get involved in the education of
    pharmacy students and medical residents. In the long term, she
    wishes to pursue opportunities to get involved in academia

Brian Ortega, PharmD – PGY1 Resident

Email: bmortega@utmb.edu

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy, 2021

Areas of Interest

  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Medication Safety

Future Plans

    I plant to pursue a PGY2 in pharmacy informatics and Epic Willow
    Inpatient Certification


Nhi Nguyen, PharmD - PGY2 Pharmacy Resident, Infectious Diseases

Email: nhnguye1@utmb.edu

Education

  • PGY1 - HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake, 2021
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, 2020
  • BA in Biology, University of St. Thomas, 2016

Areas of Interest

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Gram Negative Resistance
  • Oral Antimicrobial Therapy for Complicated Infections

Future Plans

  • Nhi plans to obtain board certification in infectious diseases and provide patient care as a clinical specialist in an acute care setting while precepting students and contributing to research.