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Ashley M. Sidebottom, PharmD, MBA


Hometown: Clarksville, Tennessee


Pharmacy School: Union University College of Pharmacy

Masters of Business Administration School: Union University School of Business

Undergraduate School: Union University

Current Research: Medication reconciliation accuracy assessment of pharmacy versus non-pharmacy services on patients admitted through the emergency department

About Me: Ashley received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Union University College of Pharmacy and her Masters of Business Administration at Union University School of Business. Her professional interests include hospital administration, operations, and strategic planning. Post residency, Ashley plans to pursue an executive hospital leadership position with the ultimate desire to serve within the c-suite. In her free time, Ashley enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her husband, gardening, enjoying new restaurants, as well as spoiling her German Shepherd Dog Layla and two birds Pax and Bellum.

Why Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center: Ashley was drawn to BSLMC’s well-rounded rotations, teaching and precepting opportunities, family atmosphere, positive and supportive environment, and co-resident relationships. Additionally, BSLMC participates in The Houston Program with other hospital’s HSPAL residency programs, providing an irreplaceable opportunity to learn multiple administrative perspectives and operations as well as create a strong network of future and current pharmacy leaders. The BSLMC pharmacy emphasizes contact with other departments and hospital administrators, creating a well-rounded and robust learning experience.

Contact Information: [email protected]


Amrita Kanwar, PharmD


Hometown: McAllen, Texas


Pharmacy School: University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin

Current Research: Evaluation of hypoglycemia incidence and management in non-critical care hospitalized patients

About Me: Amrita received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin

College of Pharmacy and is currently a PGY1 Health System Pharmacy Administration and

Leadership resident at BSLMC. Her professional interests include solid organ transplant, clinical operations, informatics, ambulatory care, leadership development, and academia. Upon completion of postgraduate training, Amrita’s career goals are to obtain a Director of Pharmacy role at an academic medical center leading to roles in system-level leadership in public health. In her free time, Amrita enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, spending time with friends and family, enjoying Houston’s diverse eateries, re-watching 2000s television shows, keeping her succulents alive, and learning about anything.

Why Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center: Amrita was interested in BSLMC because of the strength of the clinical program and ownership of the leaders in the pharmacy department. BSLMC is also part of a national health system, CommonSpirit Health. Amrita specifically sought to do her residency at an academic medical center and knew she would best grow at an institution with preceptor and teaching experiences, diverse clinical rotations in an acute care population, and warm reception of the PGY1 residency program director and current residents. The Houston Program drew Amrita in with the opportunities for foundational pharmacy-focused leadership education, networking opportunities, knowledge-sharing among the Texas Medical Center, and the support offered through the program. Amrita is excited to grow her leadership experience and skill at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Contact Information: [email protected]

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