Meet Our PGY2 Residents

Tanaka Dang, Pharm.D.

Tanaka Dang, Pharm.D.

PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident

Contact: tdang17@jhmi.edu

Pharmacy School: University of Florida

PGY1 Program: AdventHealth East Orlando

Professional Interests: Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Neonatal Critical Care

Why did you choose to pursue a PGY2 pediatric residency? In pediatrics, there is something new to be learned every day and that is exciting! I am always presented with unique opportunities that challenges me to be creative and use my critical thinking skills to solve problems. The experiences on my pediatric hematology and oncology rotation as a PGY1 resident was a defining moment for me to advance my training in pediatrics. The resilience and positivity I saw in each child truly inspired me to provide the best care for patients and ultimately, serve as a patient advocate.

What drew you to the pharmacy residency program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital? Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital offers a wide breadth of rotations and longitudinal experiences like research, teaching, and committee involvement that fit my interests and professional goals. With a pediatric trauma center and level IV neonatal intensive care unit, I knew that I would have the opportunity to learn and practice in a high acuity setting. Additionally, the preceptors I met on my interview were welcoming, passionate about their specialty, and enthusiastic about teaching residents. Most importantly, it was highly encouraged to have fun while learning to become a clinical specialist.

Medication Use Evaluation: Utilization of Darbepoetin Alfa in the Neonatal Population

Research: Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors in Neonates with Pulmonary Hypertension Secondary to Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia


Jenna Summerlin, Pharm.D.

Jenna Summerlin, Pharm.D.

PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident

Contact: jsumme18@jhmi.edu

Pharmacy School: Union University

PGY1 Program: Methodist University Hospital (Memphis, TN)

Professional Interests: Pediatrics, Critical Care

Why did you choose to pursue a PGY2 pediatric residency? I have had the dream of being a pediatric pharmacist even prior to starting pharmacy school! I wanted to be able to make a difference in the lives of children and their families on a daily basis. The unique opportunities pediatric pharmacy offers through teaching to all ages and levels of education, in addition to the all-around teamwork attitude in a children's hospital, is what led me to love this area of practice.

What drew you to the pharmacy residency program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital? When I interviewed at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, I immediately knew I wanted to train and practice there. All the preceptors had a warmth and excitement about their practice area as well as a passion for mentoring and teaching residents. In addition to the wonderful preceptors, I knew I would see high acuity patients on a regular basis. Lastly, I could tell that the pharmacists were valued by their respective teams, which brings a teamwork culture and I knew I wanted to work in a place where pharmacists are valued.

Medication Use Evaluation: Use of Eltrombopag and Romiplostim in Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients

Research: Time to Optimal Antimicrobial Therapy after Positive Film-Array Blood Culture Identification (FA-BCID) Results in Pediatric Patients