Eliphelisha (Ellie) Suhendra, PharmD

PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Resident


Hometown: Walnut, California

Pharmacy School: University of Wisconsin - Madison

PGY-1 Program: Beaumont Hospital - Troy 

Why did you choose Michigan's residency program? Michigan Medicine's pharmacy informatics program is the only one in the nation that offers multiple experiences in database management and analytics in addition to the regular health system IT/ management experiences offered by other programs. I have always wanted have opportunities in clinical informatics and data science so the choice was made simple for me since Michigan Medicine was the only informatics program that could deliver both.

Research Topic: Balancing Workload through Data Analytics: Integrating Shift Scheduling Software with Workload Metrics

Writing Topic: Data Infrastructure to Support Health System Pharmacy Practice

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Hiking, paddle boarding, swimming, sun bathing, trying new restaurants, travelling, playing video games, and spending quality time with my 2 cats and dog.

Favorite Book: Any work of Neil Gaiman

Favorite Movie: 3 Idiots

Favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor: Any Chinese restaurant with 3.5 stars on Yelp

Advice for future residents: Failure and rejection can be made into tools that help guide you to your destination, and not always are they unsurmountable obstacles. With that in mind, live as fearlessly as possible.