Residency Programs at Harris Health System

Harris Health System values the pursuit of education and research. Our commitment to offer education and training to healthcare providers is a key component of our mission to provide high-quality care to Harris County residents. Harris Health offers high-calibre fellowship and residency programs in several areas including Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Clinical Pastoral Education.

Experience The Challenge

The Harris Health System Department of Pharmacy (DOP) prides itself in providing comprehensive, cost-effective pharmaceutical care to Harris County patients. With over 400 Administrative, Ambulatory, Clinical and Inpatient personnel, the Department of Pharmacy provides patient-focused pharmacy services to build a healthier community. If you are looking for a Pharmacy Residency where you can learn more, do more, and be more, consider Harris Health System.

Department of Pharmacy Mission: To deliver optimal medication management across all dimensions of care every time.

Department of Pharmacy Vision: World-class pharmacy recognized for excellence.

For additional information, please contact:

Goldina Erowele, Pharm.D, MBA
PGY1 & PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership with Masters Residency Program Director
Director Clinical Pharmacy Services
Shaji Varghese, RPh, MBA
PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership with Masters Residency Program Coordinator
Pharmacy Practice Advancement Director
Ana Couriel, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Coordinator
Pharmacy Quality Manager
Sara Mirjamali, PharmD
PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Resident
Chief Pharmacy Resident
Cesar Munoz, Pharm.D, BCPS, BCACP
Ambulatory Care PGY2
Residency Program Director
Clinical Pharmacy Operation Manager
Ambulatory Care Services
Harris Health System
T: 346-426-0521
Patrick S. Simon, Pharm.D, BCACP
Ambulatory Care PGY2
Residency Program Coordinator
Clinical Pharmacist II
Ambulatory Care Services
Harris Health System
T: 713-566-3353

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Harris Health System is proud to present two physical therapy residency programs. Please see below for specific details on each program.

In order to be accepted into a Harris Health System Physical Therapy Residency Program, individuals by the start of the program must:

  • Hold an entry-level degree from a CAPTE-accredited school of physical therapy
  • Have a current Texas physical therapy license

Applications shall be deemed complete upon the receipt of:

    1. Application through the RF-PTCAS which includes:
  • RF-PTCAS application items
  • Essay questions
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Valid Texas physical therapy license or expected date of eligibility
  • References
    2. Supplemental application fee of $40 paid directly to Harris Health System
  • Fees can be paid online or by check through the HCHD Foundation under the designation of Physical and Occupational Therapy Services. Please include the applicant’s name in the comments.
  • More information on submitting your fees can be found at .


Meet our Residents:

Meet our Faculty:

For additional information or to schedule a visit please contact:

Stephanie Hessel, PT, DPT, NCS
Neurologic Residency Manager
Sarah Worth, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Orthopedic Residency Manager

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)

Harris Health is a community-focused academic healthcare system dedicated to improving the health of those most in need in Harris County through quality care delivery, coordination of care and education. Training the next generations of chaplains is part of our mission! Our ACPE accredited program offers a year-long clinical residency that begins each September and ends in August. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Positions are available with a competitive salary plus benefits including excellent health care and generous paid time off.

The CPE program is based at Ben Taub, a 586 bed hospital with a renowned Level 1 Trauma center and multiple specialties. We also serve Lyndon B Johnson Hospital with 328 beds, the busiest Level 3 trauma Center in the nation and a regional center for neonatal intensive care. Our program offers opportunity to work with professional chaplains in a department that meets and exceeds quality metrics for Spiritual Care. Harris Health is a unique and challenging environment for learning and practicing the skills of spiritual care.

One unit of CPE is preferred but not required. The application fee of $25 must accompany the application. Tuition is $300 per unit.

The official program dates are August 30, 2021 – August 4, 2022.

Learn more about the Clinical Pastoral Education Program:

Learn More About Clinical Pastoral Education:

For additional information, please contact:

Rev. John Opiyo, ACPE Certified Educator
Spiritual Care Department
Ben Taub Hospital
1504 Taub Loop Houston, TX 77030
Jeff Lancaster, BCC, D. Min.
Director of Spiritual Care for Harris Health/Ben Taub
Cathy Hunter
Office Manager