PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency

The Ochsner Medical Center PGY-2 Residency in Solid Organ Transplant is an ASHP-Accredited year-long program that provides the resident advanced pharmacotherapy training to a diverse population of transplant recipients and mechanical circulatory support patients. 

As an integral member of the multidisciplinary team, the resident will learn to optimize medication therapy for patients through both the pre- and post-transplant phases.  Participation in patient care will occur in the acute and ambulatory settings, with daily opportunities for direct patient interaction, including education of patients and their caregivers. 

Ochsner Health System is dedicated to excellence in patient care, education and research. This mission has been intricately entwined throughout all aspects of the Health System. Ochsner is one of the largest non-university based physician training centers. The Ochsner Health System pharmacy is a state-of-the-art facility with the latest technologies.  Pharmacists are integrally involved in all aspects of patient care. 

Core Rotations:

  • Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
  • Liver Transplant
  • Lung Transplant
  • Heart Transplant/Advanced Heart Failure
  • Abdominal Transplant Clinic
  • Immunocompromised  Infectious Disease Service

Elective Rotations:

  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
  • LVAD Clinic

Annual Transplant Numbers:

  • 148 Kidney Transplants
  • 234 Liver Transplants
  • 30 Lung Transplants
  • 30 Heart Transplants
  • 20 Pancreas Transplants
  • 75 Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs)


  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Health & Wellness Programs
  • Discounted Gym Memberships
  • 15 vacation days & 8 holidays


  • Graduate of an accredited College/School of Pharmacy
  • Eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the State of Louisiana
  • Licensed in the State of Louisiana before the program begins or shortly thereafter
  • Successful completion of a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

Application Requirements:

The following materials should be submitted via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application System (PHORCAS) by January 15, 2017.

  • Submit a letter of interest
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • CV

Stephanie Anders, Pharm.D, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Abdominal Transplant
Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans