Alison Lew, PharmD

PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident


Hometown: Paoli, PA

Pharmacy School: Northeastern University

PGY-1 (if current PGY-2): Temple University Hospital

Why did you choose Michigan's residency program? Michigan Medicine offers the unique opportunity to learn from 3 Adult and 2 Pediatric Infectious Diseases pharmacy specialists and see different perspectives in how to approach the very gray world of ID. The robust Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and variety of initiatives that the pharmacists led were particularly impressive, and very much aligned with my interests.

Research Topic: Antimicrobial Stewardship Intervention to Provide Secondary Prophylaxis with Oral Vancomycin for Clostridium difficile Infections among High Risk Patients

Writing Topic: Evolution of Equations for Estimating Renal Function and its Impact on Dosing of New Antimicrobials

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Traveling and visiting national parks, exploring new restaurants and breweries, Netflix

Favorite Book: IT by Stephen King

Favorite Movie: Finding Dory

Advice for future residents: Be passionate about what you're doing because your residency experience is exactly what you make it. You get out of residency what you put into it.

Favorite part about doing residency at Michigan Medicine: I love the work environment at Michigan Medicine with amazing preceptors and co-residents to share ideas and experiences with.