Current and Past Residents

Current Residents

Allison Nguyen

Allison Nguyen, Pharm. D.
2020-2021 Clinical Pediatric Resident
allison.nguyen@choc.org

Allison received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry at UCLA and Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from UCSF School of Pharmacy. Previously a patient at CHOC, she is excited to return as a first-year pharmacy resident to gain experience and explore her interests in infectious diseases and oncology to be a core part of patient care. Allison is using her love of people, teaching, and all things science to become a pediatric pharmacist that can help others the same way she was. Outside of the hospital, she loves drawing/painting, staying active, playing piano, and exploring new places and foods with family and friends.

Maki Usui

Maki Usui, Pharm. D.
2020-2021 Clinical Pediatric Resident
Maki.usui@choc.org

Maki received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She first became interested in pediatrics while volunteering at the pediatric oncology clinic as a college student, and her passions for the pediatric population and team-based patient care grew as she completed her clinical rotations. As a PGY-1 resident, she is excited to strengthen her clinical skills in various pediatric settings and to work alongside various healthcare professionals at CHOC. In her free time Maki enjoys reading, baking, and exploring coffee shops (pre-social distancing times).

Past Residents

Monica Huynh, Pharm.D.
2019-2020 Clinical Pediatric Resident
Monica.Huynh@choc.org

Monica received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Irvine and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Monica’s interest in pediatric pharmacy developed during her many outreach events as a pharmacy student. Through her rotation experiences, she was able to shadow pediatric pharmacists and learn the intricacies of this population. Through her PGY-1 residency experience at CHOC, she strives to make a positive impact on a child’s life by becoming a vital part of the child’s health care. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new food places, playing board games with friends, and traveling.

Ruquaya Quraishi, Pharm.D.
2019-2020 Clinical Pediatric Resident
Ruquaya.Quraishi@choc.org

Ruquaya received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of New Mexico and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy. Ruquaya’s passion for pediatrics developed when she volunteered in a pediatric urgent care in high school. Through various clinical rotations, she has been able to recognize her strong desire for patient-centered care, interdisciplinary teamwork and pediatrics. As a first-year resident at the CHOC, she is excited to gain clinical and practical experiences in NICU and oncology. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and trying new foods.