Current PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Class

Dr. Alyssa NakaguchiDr. Alyssa Nakaguchi

Alyssa Nakaguchi was born and raised in Fresno, CA. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Pharmacy at Fresno Pacific University and then earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Her current professional interests include oncology, pediatric ICU and general medicine. In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys cooking, baking, watching sci-fi movies/TV shows, playing soccer and spending time with her family. Dr. Nakaguchi is very excited for the opportunity to be a part of Valley Children’s Hospital.  


Dr. Drew DieckmannDr. Drew Dieckmann

Dr. Drew Dieckmann was born raised in the small town of DeWitt, IA. He attended the University of Iowa for three years before ultimately transferring to the St. Louis College of Pharmacy to earn his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. His current professional interests include neonatal ICU, oncology, and infectious diseases. In his spare time he enjoys climbing, hiking, and basketball. Moving forward, he is eager for the new and exciting challenges this upcoming residency year has in store for him.



Dr. Ashley PetonDr. Ashley Peton

Dr. Ashley Peton was born and raised in Tulare, CA. She earned her Bachelor’s in Chemistry at Fresno State University and her Doctor of Pharmacy at Western University of Health Sciences. Her professional interests include general pediatric medicine and medication safety. Dr. Peton enjoys cooking, camping, and spending time with her family. She is excited and grateful for the opportunity to work with the Valley Children’s team. 



Dr. Renzio ApostolDr. Renzio M.B. Apostol

Dr. Renzio M. B. Apostol was born in the Philippines, but grew up in Sanger, CA. He attended the University of California, Irvine and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He came back to the Central Valley to earn his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at California Health Sciences University – College of Pharmacy. His professional interests are neonatal and pediatric intensive care, emergency medicine, and infectious diseases. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing volleyball, trying out new food places and going to the mountains. Dr. Apostol is grateful and excited to serve his community as part of the Valley Children’s Hospital team.


Dr. Heather GoossenDr. Heather Goossen

Dr. Heather Goossen grew up in Fresno, CA. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry at California State University, Fresno and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at University of California, San Francisco. She has worked at Valley Children's as a Pharmacy Intern for the past three years during school breaks while pursuing her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Her professional interests include pediatric general medicine and oncology. Heather enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family. She is very thankful to be a part of the team at Valley Children’s Hospital and is excited for the year ahead.




Past Pharmacy Residents

2019-2020 Residents

  • Dr. Eduardo de la Torre
  • Dr. Natalie Tran
  • Dr. Susan Her
  • Dr. Carol Lee

2018-2019 Residents

  • Dr. Jamie Legaspi
  • Dr. Harmeet Takhar
  • Dr. Sunny Ng
  • Dr. Kc Yovino

2017-2018 Residents

  • Dr. Jason Joh
  • Dr. Victoria Suh
  • Dr. Amanda Sampson
  • Dr. Eslie Gutierrez

2016-2017 Residents

  • Dr. Saher Taha
  • Dr. Jennée Nickleson
  • Dr. Susan Abbaszadeh

2015-2016 Residents

  • Dr. Ashley Miyasaki
  • Dr. Raymond Ngo
  • Dr. Nicole Rubio

2014-2015 Residents

  • Dr. Joanna Cheung
  • Dr. Nicole Dinh
  • Dr. Megan Ikeda

2013-2014 Residents

  • Dr. Tran Nguyen
  • Dr. Matthew Ford
  • Dr. Danielle Herrmann 

2012-2013 Residents

  • Dr. Kimberly Cheng
  • Dr. Kara Lau
  • Dr. Nicole Martinez