Marlee Mangino, PharmD
PGY 2 - Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident
Hometown: Clifton Park, NY
Pharmacy School: Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
PGY-1 Residency: St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, NY
Interests / Hobbies: Anything outdoors! I enjoy running, hiking, skiing, and trying out the various restaurants in Portland
Clinical interests: Antimicrobial stewardship, PK/PD optimization of antimicrobials, as well as rheumatology
Why Maine Medical Center: I enjoyed the mix of a community and academic teaching hospital, as well as the people I met during my interview, and the location!
If I wasn’t a pharmacist, I would be a… genealogist!
Ruth Manzi, PharmD
PGY 2 - Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident
Hometown: Methuen, MA
Undergraduate: Suffolk University
Pharmacy School: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
Interests / Hobbies: Hiking, yoga, painting, crocheting, trying new foods, exploring new places
Favorite place in Maine: Acadia National Park
Medical interests: Mainly the common disease states seen in the outpatient setting: diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma/COPD, and tobacco abuse. I also have interests in virology, oncology and medication therapy management.
Why Maine Medical Center: Lots of specialty opportunities that will help me to evolve into a well-rounded ambulatory care pharmacist and it’s in a great location!
If I wasn’t a pharmacist I would be a... geologist or an artist
Anthony Cirincione, PharmD
Hometown: Moonachie, New Jersey
Pharmacy School: University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy
Interests / Hobbies: Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching and playing different sports (particularly wrestling/boxing/volleyball), trying new beers, meeting new people, and volunteering for a good cause.
Favorite place in Maine: Old Port
Medical interests: Oncology, hematology, palliative care
Favorite Maine activity: Trying new local restaurants and touring all the different breweries Maine has to offer
Personal goals: Pursue a PGY2 in oncology and become a board certified oncology pharmacist
Why Maine Medical Center: The location of Portland and all it has to offer, the institution’s emphasis on community, education, and research, as well as the strength and quality of the pharmacy department, and most importantly the people working here
Celebrity I most resemble: Martin Shkreli ( unfortunately :( )
If I wasn’t a pharmacist, I would be a…stand up comedian
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room
Kayla Harris, PharmD
Hometown: Hodgdon, Maine
Undergraduate: University of New England
Pharmacy School: University of New England
Interests / Hobbies: Playing with my dog, exploring new hiking trails, spending time with friends and family, skiing, reading (practically any genre), practicing yoga, cooking (and eating), and traveling to new places.
Favorite place in Maine: Skiticook Lake
Medical interests: Infectious Diseases, Critical Care, Diabetes Management
Favorite Maine activity: Hiking
What did you do before pharmacy school: Farmhand/vegetable picker and nanny
Craziest / Best / Worst Job: Patient Care Coordinator at a specialty pharmacy (Apothecary by Design)
Why Maine Medical Center: As a pharmacy student at Maine Medical Center, I learned from outstanding preceptors, contributed to exceptional patient care and engaged in high quality experiences. MMC has so much to offer for a learner and I knew that as a pharmacy resident I would be challenged and inspired with many opportunities for growth.
Celebrity I most resemble: Sabrina the Teenage Witch
If I wasn’t a pharmacist, I would be a… Dog Trainer
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Silly’s
Elizabeth LaRose, PharmD
Hometown: Salem, Connecticut
Undergraduate: Providence College
Pharmacy School: Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Interests / Hobbies: Hiking, skiing, and walking my dog (Oliver)
Medical interests: Ambulatory care, anticoagulation, and geriatrics
Favorite weekend destination: Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
Craziest / Best / Worst Job: I worked as a tour guide at a gold panning attraction in Alaska.*Why Maine Medical Center: I was looking for a big teaching hospital with a small town feel. The preceptors here are fantastic and everyone is so nice.
If I wasn’t a pharmacist, I would be a… field biologist
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Baharat
Ji Liu, PharmD
Hometown: Quincy, MA
Undergraduate: Northeastern University (B.S.)
Pharmacy School: Northeastern University (PharmD)
Interests / Hobbies: Hiking, Boston sports teams (Boston Celtics, Patriots),trying new restaurants
Favorite place in Maine: To be determined
Medical interests: Critical Care, Anticoagulation, Ambulatory Care
Why Maine Medical Center: MMC has a collaborative and progressive pharmacy practice environment and knowledgeable and innovative preceptors. Additionally, I love the opportunity to explore many hiking trails in Portland, Maine.
If I wasn’t a pharmacist, I would be a… marine biologist (I can’t swim)
Eli Philips, PharmD
Hometown: Fairfax, Vermont
Pharmacy School: MCPHS University, Boston
Interests / Hobbies: Running, biking, hiking, skiing, and trying the many beers of Maine
Favorite place in Maine: Sandy Point in Acadia
Medical interests: Critical care, emergency medicine, sedation/delirium, toxicology, and infectious disease
Favorite Maine activity: Hiking in Acadia, biking the eastern trail, paddle boarding, relaxing at Kettle Cove
Personal goals: Complete a PGY-2 in Critical Care, Complete an Iron Man Triathlon
Craziest / Best / Worst Job: Worked on a sheep & Christmas tree farm while growing up.
Why Maine Medical Center: I chose Maine Medical Center because of the progressive pharmacy department, distinguished Critical Care pharmacists and physicians, and welcoming staff!
If I wasn’t a pharmacist, I would be a… National Park Guide or Beer Brewer
Favorite restaurant in Portland: The Corner Room or Novare Res