Current Residents

Matt Bridges, PharmD

Matthew Bridges, PharmD

Hometown: Huntley, Illinois

College of pharmacy and graduating year: Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; 2021

Professional interests: Infectious Disease, Cardiology, Critical Care

Why did you decide to pursue a residency? I decided to pursue a pharmacy residency because I love to collaborate with a healthcare team to optimize patient care. My goals heading into this year are to expand my hospital pharmacy knowledge and develop into a confident clinical pharmacist. I am looking forward to an entire year of learning and growing from a great pharmacy team at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.

Plans after completion of PGY1? My plans following completion of my PGY1 year are still unknown. However, I believe that I will chase after a PGY2 position in one of my career interests.

Hobbies and interests? Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy traveling to the different national parks. I also like to explore new countries and immerse myself in different cultures and new experiences. I am a huge sports fan! My favorite teams are the Green Bay Packers, Butler Bulldogs, and Chicago Cubs. I also love spending time with family and friends, exercising, hiking, walking my dog, and reading books in my free time.

Jay Kuruppath, PharmD

Jismon Kuruppath, PharmD, MBA, MPH

Hometown: Kerala, India

College of pharmacy and graduating year: Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL; 2021

Undergraduate university and degree: Benedictine University, Lisle, IL (Bachelor of Science - Health sciences, 2015; Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Health, 2017)

Professional interests: Oncology, general medicine, healthcare administration

Why did you decide to pursue a residency? I wanted to gain a deeper understanding of clinical pharmacy before I started to fully practice as a clinical pharmacist. Being able to practice in a wide variety of practice types in a shorter amount of time would also help me narrow my interests in the field of pharmacy.

Plans after completion of PGY1? I want to either pursue a PGY2 residency in oncology or focus more on the administrative aspect of pharmacy, depending on my rotations.

Hobbies and interests? Fishing, riding motorcycle, hiking