Meet the Current Residents

Jary Carpenter-Branson, PharmDJary Carpenter-Branson | PGY1
Hometown: Mattoon, IL
Dr. Carpenter-Branson earned her Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences with emphasis in Health Sciences and went on to earn her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy/University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis in 2021. Her practice areas of interest include emergency medicine, critical care, and pediatrics. In addition to her clinical pharmacy residency, she serves as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice at SIUE School of Pharmacy. Jary's current research project includes assessing the impact of midodrine on facilitation of vasopressor weaning in ICU patients. Outside of pharmacy, her passions include following St. Louis Blues hockey, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, and camping and boating at Carlyle Lake with friends and family. 

Alina ViteriAlina Viteri | PGY1
Hometown: Granite City, IL
Dr. Viteri earned her PharmD from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. After graduation, she accepted a position as a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident here at HSHS St. John's Hospital. Her practice areas of interest include academia and infectious diseases. While completing her clinical residency this year, she is excited to also serve as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice at her alma mater, SIUE School of Pharmacy. Alina's current research project includes assessing the effect of ID consult on methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia patient outcomes. Outside of work, her hobbies and interests include being a dog mom, spending time outdoors, trying out new recipes, and listening to true crime podcasts. Another fun fact about Alina is that she dreams of being featured on HGTV someday. 

Laila KuziezLaila Kuziez | PGY1
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Dr. Kuziez earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy/ University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in 2019. She then earned her MSc in Translational Pharmacology with a focus on clinical pharmacology and trial design from Ohio State University. As her major research project, Laila will be characterizing the efficacy and safety of Remdesivir in patients hospitalized for COVID-19. Her areas of interest include research, infectious diseases, and pediatrics. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, cooking, and reading. She also enjoys traveling and exploring new areas and cuisines. 


Ryan FlynnRyan Flynn | PGY2
Hometown: Hartley, IA
Dr. Flynn earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from South Dakota State University in May 2020 and then went on to complete his PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital in South Dakota. Ryan’s practice areas of interest, beyond infectious diseases, include pursing academia and contributing to didactic and experiential education of pharmacy learners. As his residency project for this year will compare vancomycin dosing using Area-Under-the-Curve monitoring to trough level monitoring on incidence of nephrotoxicity. Outside of pharmacy, Ryan enjoys listening to podcasts, hiking, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. Ryan also enjoys baseball. He had the opportunity to play at South Dakota State and still enjoys watching baseball and follows the game closely.