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Current Residents: St. Joseph Pharmacy Residency

Daniel Chukri

Daniel Chukri grew up in Fairwood, Washington. He received his Bachelor of Science in both Molecular and Cellular Biology as well as Psychology at the University of Washington. He continued at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy where he received his PharmD. Daniel’s clinical interests include critical care, emergency medicine, and cardiology. He also has interests in engaging in clinical leadership and administration. In his free time, he enjoys hiking throughout the Pacific Northwest, snowshoeing, playing and writing music, and spending time with family and friends. Daniel is excited to join the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health team and grateful to grow and develop as a clinical pharmacist practitioner at St. Joseph Medical Center.

Ian Ibarra

Ian Ibarra grew up in University Place, Washington. He received his bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Washington and then decided to spend another 4 years at UW to earn his PharmD at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. His current clinical interests include pediatrics, infectious disease, and critical care. During his free time, Ian enjoys watching and playing basketball, gaming with friends, and riding his bike. Ian is grateful for the opportunity to work alongside the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health team and looks forward to expanding his clinical skills and confidence as a pharmacist.

Yumena Kawasaki

Yumena Kawasaki is from San Francisco, California. She completed her PharmD at Pacific University School of Pharmacy in Hillsboro, Oregon. Her clinical interests include oncology, pharmacogenomics, and critical care. In her free time she enjoys hiking the beautiful PNW and traveling abroad to try new foods. She is grateful for this opportunity to grow as a pharmacist and make connections with her Virginia Mason Franciscan Health team.

Reena Patel

Reena Patel was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon. She completed her Bachelor's of Science in Biology at Oregon State University before continuing on to receive her PharmD at Pacific University School of Pharmacy in Hillsboro, OR. Her current clinical interests include critical care and emergency medicine. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, running, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends. Reena is grateful for the opportunity to start her pharmacy career at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and is excited to expand her skills as a pharmacist. 

Jessica Trinh

Jessica Trinh was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She attended Pacific University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and later moved to Southern California to complete her PharmD degree at Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy. Her current clinical interests include internal medicine, critical care, and oncology, but is looking forward to exploring various fields throughout her residency year. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, hiking, reading webtoons, watching anime, and spending time with her two cats. Jessica is excited for the many opportunities to excel her clinical skills, professional growth, and confidence with the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health teams.

Joseph Velasco

Joseph Velasco was born and raised in Lake Forest Park, Washington. He attended Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy in Southern California where he received his PharmD. His clinical interests include internal medicine and critical care. Outside of pharmacy, Joseph enjoys playing basketball, working out, cooking, and spending time with his family. Joseph is ready to soak up the knowledge and improve his clinical skills from the team at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.