Pharmacy

Preceptors

PHARMACY MANAGEMENT

Magda Fulman, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Fulman is a Clinical Pharmacy Manager and the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director at Nyack Hospital. Prior to joining Nyack Hospital, she was an Internal Medicine Clinical Coordinator and served as the PGY-1Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director and Preceptor at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in NY. Dr. Fulman takes special interest in educating patients and students, serving as a preceptor from multiple schools of pharmacy. 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 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 fron 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 Nyack Hospital has made great strides in expanding clinical pharmacy services as well as controlled substance and other medication safety processes.

Benoni Commodore, R.Ph, B.S.
Mr. Commodore is the Manager of Pharmacy Operations at Nyack Hospital. He is a vital part in initiating operational changes facilitating efficient workflow within the department and throughout the organization. He serves as an Adjunct Experiential Faculty for Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in NY. Mr. Commodore takes an active role in precepting pharmacy students from different pharmacy schools for IPPE/APPE rotations. He also partners with the local adult education center as an instructor for pharmacy technician licensing course. He is a passionate advocate of adult immunizations and multiple outreach programs within the community. Prior to joining Nyack Hospital in 2006, Mr. Commodore had experience working in a variety of settings including long term care, consulting, retail and home infusion. Mr. Commodore graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. He also received a certification in Management Development from Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

 

OUR PRECEPTORS

Gaurav Bajaj, PharmD
Dr. Bajaj is an Informatics Pharmacist at Nyack Hospital. Dr. Bajaj received his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2010 at the Long Island University Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy in NY. He started working at Nyack Hospital in 2011 as a Staff Pharmacist and transitioned into the field of Health Informatics. He is currently enrolled in American Society of Health-System Pharmacist's Pharmacy Informatics Certificate Program. He enjoys mentoring in the relatively new field of Pharmacy Informatics.

Kelly Chan, PharmD
Kelly Chan, PharmD holds the position of Staff Pharmacist at 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 Nyack Hospital in 2014, Dr. Chan worked at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Queens, NY. She is actively involved in promoting adult immunization, inpatient medication reconciliation, and patient education.

Emmanuel Knight, PharmD
Dr. Knight earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 2011 from the University at Buffalo majoring in Biological Sciences with a concentration in pharmacology/toxicology. He then received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Touro College of Pharmacy in June 2015. After obtaining his PharmD degree, he completed one year of postgraduate training in academia as a Postdoctoral Academic Pharmacy Administration Fellow at Touro College of Pharmacy. In this position he learned how to effectively teach graduate level students and earned a teaching certificate. Dr. Knight completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Nyack Hospital and is currently a part of the pharmacy staff.

Ginni Mathew, PharmD
Dr. Mathew is a Staff Pharmacist at Nyack Hospital. Prior to joining Nyack Hospital, she worked at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital-New York Presbyterian as a Staff Pharmacist. Dr. Mathew takes special interest in educating patients during behavioral health counseling sessions. Dr. Mathew received her Doctor of Pharmacy at Long Island University - Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Science.

Gloria Porcelli, Rph
Ms. Gloria Porcelli received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1989 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.

Rupangi (Soni) Rastogi, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Rastogi is the Infectious Disease Clinical Specialist at Nyack Hospital focusing on Antimicrobial Stewardship. She receieved 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-Speciality Clinical Pharmacist for 2 years and then transitioned into the role of a Neuroscience pharamacist 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

2017-2018

Nirvana Awad
Dr. Nirvana Awad has earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May 2017 from St. John's University. Throughout her academic career she has gained experience in medication therapy management, performing monthly medication reviews for nursing homes, and collaborating with other healthcare professionals to optimize patients' medication therapy. Her professional interests include ambulatory care and oncology, and she takes special interest in participating in research.

2016-2017

Emmanuel Knight, PharmD