Current Residents: St. Joseph Pharmacy Residency


Ahmed Rizvi was born and raised in Kirkland, WA. He completed his PharmD degree at Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Ahmed’s interests include critical care, emergency, and he would like to dabble in administration. During his free time, you can catch Ahmed mostly outdoors, either playing sports like soccer and football, going on a hike, or working on his cars. Ahmed is also an avid snowboarder and loves the winter season. As a student, Ahmed had the opportunity to have a longitudinal rotation with St. Joseph Medical Center and is pleased to continue his residency at this progressive institution. He is looking forward to the upcoming year and wants to continue to expand his clinical knowledge and skillsets to become the best pharmacist he can be.


Connie Kim grew up in San Ramon, CA, a suburb of the East Bay. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and then moved to Spokane, WA to earn her PharmD at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Her current clinical interests include emergency medicine and critical care. In her free time, she enjoys trying new foods at local restaurants, listening to podcasts, and spending quality time with friends. Connie is grateful for the opportunity to work alongside the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health team and looks forward to expanding her skills as a pharmacist.


Danielle Carr was born and raised in Buckley, WA. She completed Creighton University’s “2+4 program” for pharmacy, where she finished 2 years of prerequisites and then went into the Creighton School of Pharmacy Program in Omaha, NE. Her clinical interests include emergency medicine, critical care, oncology, and antimicrobial stewardship, but she looks forward to learning nonstop throughout her residency at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. In her free time, she enjoys powerlifting, reading, making cocktails, and trying new restaurants. Danielle is grateful to begin her pharmacy career at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and looks forward to building her clinical skills and becoming established as part of the team.


Justin Vo is from Orange County in the beautiful golden state of Southern California. He attended Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Health Sciences Spokane campus where he received his PharmD. His clinical interests consist of emergency medicine, critical care, and infectious disease. During his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as mountain biking and rock climbing, as well as playing board game and cooking for his family/friends. He is eager to refine his clinical skills, as well as grow professionally with the amazing team at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Justin is grateful and excited to take this next step in his pharmacy career.


Karlis Abuls grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin. He attended The Ohio State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees. His primary interests include ambulatory care, cardiology and critical care, although he is excited to explore new areas of pharmacy throughout residency year with the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health team. Outside of pharmacy, he enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, watching sports and cooking. Karlis thankful for the opportunity to learn at St. Joseph’s, and is ready to hit the ground running.


Margaret Yang is from sunny California and grew up in the small college town of Davis. She attended UC Irvine for her bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, but then moved back up to the city of San Francisco for her PharmD at UCSF. Her current interests include critical care (with a specific passion in Burn), as well as emergency medicine, infectious disease, and cardiology. In terms of her hobbies, Margaret is never shy about her love for karaoke, ballet, boba, spending time with friends and loved ones, and specifically, spending time with her cat, Hammond. She is extremely excited for her growth in knowledge, clinical skills, and confidence to come during her time with the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health teams.