Pharmacy Residency Program

Gabriela Andonie is a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at University Medical Center New Orleans. She originally grew up in New Orleans and went to Thomas Jefferson High School. Gabriela attended college at the University of New Orleans before completing her Doctorate in Pharmacy at Xavier University College of Pharmacy in New Orleans this year. Prior to coming to UMCNO, she had been a pharmacy intern at Ochsner Health System. While pursuing her pharmacy degree, she was involved in a number of research projects: Efficacy of Dual versus Monotherapy Antiplatelet Therapy in Ischemic Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack, Evaluating Hypertension Algorithm for Elective Preoperative Eye Surgery in Haiti, and A Combination Antibiotic Recipe for Thrombocytosis: Is Ciprofloxacin in Combination with Piperacillin/Tazobactam and Ceftriaxone a Combination Recipe for Thrombocytosis? While in pharmacy school, she served as Treasurerof Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, Vice Presidentof Rho Chi Honor Society, and an RxPeer Ambassador. In addition to her many activities outside the class room, Gabriela tutored numerous students in chemistry and pharmacology. She speaks fluent Spanish.

PGY1 Research

  • Evaluation of transmitted drug resistance in patients newly diagnosed with HIV

My Favorite Aspects of the UMCNO Pharmacy Residency Program

  • Numerous opportunities to gain experience with preceptors involved with day-to-day practice in a specific area
  • A positive environment that encourages learning daily
  • Preceptors with high-level expertise in their respective fields of practice
  • A nationally recognized program in Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Supportive preceptors that encourage resident autonomy
  • Opportunities to participate in direct patient care, both inpatient and out patient


  • UMCNO Antimicrobial Stewardship – Member
  • LCMC Antimicrobial Stewardship – Ad Hoc member
  • UMCNO Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee - Participant

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Defining Quality

  • Joint Commission National Quality Approval Award
    The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
  • American College of Surgeons: Verified Trauma Center
    The Norman E. McSwain, Jr, MD, Spirit of Charity Trauma Center only verified Level 1 Trauma Center in South Louisiana.
  • City Business - Best Places to Work
    The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC) at University Medical Center New Orleans was awarded top-tier accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
  • PHA Center of Comprehensive Care Award
    University Medical Center New Orleans is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center with a full stroke team on call 24/7 to immediately care for patients with stroke symptoms.
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    University Medical Center has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA).