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Current Residents

Alex Aliling

Dr. Aliling is a pharmacy resident completing a PGY-1 residency at Salina Regional Health Center.

He is originally from the South Shore Area of Massachusetts and earned his Doctor of Pharmacy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University- Boston Campus. Alex is currently certified in BLS and ACLS, and hopes to get PALS training during or post-residency. He holds membership in the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, American Pharmacists Association, and the Kansas Council of Health-Systems Pharmacists. During residency, Alex plans to complete the Residency Teaching Certification through the University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy in preparation of precepting future pharmacy students and delivering pharmacy –related lectures. Alex’s current clinical interests include critical care medicine, clinical research, and infectious diseases.

His residency research project includes implementing increased evidence based use of lactated ringers in fluid resuscitation.

Upon completion of his PGY-1 residency, Alex plans to further pursue postgraduate training at a PGY-2 residency program in Critical Care Pharmacy to improve and augment his clinical skills in that area.

In addition to his pharmacy career, Alex enjoys studying in coffee shops, participating in his church’s recreational activities, facetiming his parents and girlfriend, spending time with friends and trying out new places to eat. His favorite dessert is anything chocolate and is a big fan of the show Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Jantz Budde

Dr. Budde is a pharmacy resident completing a PGY-1 residency at Salina Regional Health Center.

He is originally from Leoti, Kansas and earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Jantz is currently certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and holds current membership in Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacy (KCHP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and Kansas Pharmacists Association (KPhA). At Salina Regional, Jantz is a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Patient/Medication Safety, and Antimicrobial Stewardship Committees. He assists in coordinating Diabetes Support Group meetings with his fellow co-residents. Jantz plans to complete the Residency Teaching Certification program through the University of Kansas in order to educate and mentor future pharmacists. His current professional interests include internal medicine, cardiology, and infectious disease.

His current research project includes reviewing current pharmacist vancomycin dosing services and implementing AUC:MIC based vancomycin services.

Upon completion of his PGY-1 residency, Jantz plans on becoming a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and obtaining a position as a clinical pharmacist.

Outside of pharmacy, Jantz enjoys traveling, going to the gym, spending time outdoors, and cheering on the Broncos and Jayhawks.

Ethan Leiker

Dr. Leiker is a pharmacy resident completing a PGY-1 residency at Salina Regional Health Center.

He is originally from Salina, Kansas and earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University Of Kansas School Of Pharmacy. Ethan is currently certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). He holds current membership in Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacy (KCHP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Kansas Pharmacists Association (KPhA), and American Pharmacists Association (APhA). At Salina Regional, Ethan is an active member of the readmissions reduction team. He plans to complete the Residency Teaching Certification Program through the University of Kansas in order to educate and mentor future student pharmacists. His professional interests lie with transitioning patient care from the inpatient setting to the outpatient setting. In addition to his professional interests, Ethan holds strong passion in educating patients and the community about their medications and disease states.

His current research projects include evaluating of 30 day readmission rates and the impact of pharmacy on a transitions-of-care team.

Upon completion of his PGY-1 residency, Ethan plans on becoming a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and obtaining a position as a clinical pharmacist.

In addition to his pharmacy career, Ethan enjoys going fishing, cooking, and watching the Kansas City Chiefs.