noteworthy achievements

American Diabetes Association


2018-2022: National American Diabetes Education Program Recognition

The American Diabetes Association recognizes Santa Clara Valley Medical Center with this award ​​



2018 Biomed Research International Recognition

Eliminated risk of intubation in very preterm infants with noninvasive cardiorespiratory support in the delivery room and neonatal intensive care unit: Balaji Govindaswami, Matthew Nudelman, Sudha Rani Narasimhan, Angela Huang, Sonya Misra, Gilbert Urquidez, Alganesh Kifle, Monica Stemmle, Cathy Angell, Rupalee Patel, Christina Anderson, Dongli Song, Glenn DeSandre, James Byrne, Priya Jegatheesan​

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Pharmacy Residency Program Recognition

  • Since the program’s inception in 2004, we have graduated over 70 pharmacy residents who are now working as clinical pharmacists, many still in the County of Santa Clara Health System, and have expanded our residency program size from 2 to 16.
  • Since 2016, we started new PGY2 residency programs in Health-System Pharmacy Administration, Ambulatory Care, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, and Emergency Medicine.
  • Residents helped start new services in homeless clinic and specialty pharmacy, including expanding into oncology and obtaining Joint Commission Accreditation for Specialty/DME
  • Numerous PGY1 residents presented their projects at ASHP Midyear and Western States
  • Since 2016, we have started affiliation agreements with nine programs, including various pharmacy schools and Stanford Hospital and Clinics. (We have 17 affiliation agreements in total with 2 pending and 3 new requests in process)
  • Many of our preceptors are board certified.
  • Precept approximately 100 student rotations per year
  • University of the Pacific preceptor of the year awards won by Khanh Pham, PharmD; Marcus Dong, PharmD; and Caroline Ko, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP. Our Director of Pharmacy, Narinder Singh, PharmD, MBA, has also received an award from UOP for his support of the students.

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