The Valley Hospital Pharmacy Residents 2021
The Valley Hospital pharmacy residents (l-r) Aarezo Riaz, PharmD; Jennifer Nacion, PharmD; and Maggie Filja, PharmD.

Aarezo Riaz, PharmD

PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident

Email: ariaz@valleyhealth.com

Aarezo Riaz grew up in Herndon, Virginia and earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy in 2021. Before pharmacy school, she earned her bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in data analysis at George Mason University.

Aarezo is thrilled to join The Valley Hospital as the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident. She chose Valley because of the wide variety of services offered to patients and strong sense of community. She is passionate about patient safety and always provides personalized care with all of her patients. Her areas of interest include ambulatory care, transitions of care, and academia. Outside of pharmacy, Aarezo enjoys hiking, traveling, exploring local restaurants and boba shops, and spending quality time with her family, friends, and cat Miso.

Jennifer Nacion, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Email: jnacion@valleyhealth.com

Jennifer Nacion grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey, and earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University in May 2021, where she also earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences with a minor in psychology.

Jennifer is excited to join The Valley Hospital team of healthcare providers as a PGY1 resident. She seeks to provide patients with excellent care and strives to advance the field of pharmacy. Her areas of interest include ambulatory care, cardiology, and teaching. During her free time, Jennifer is passionate about working out and is an avid CrossFitter. She also enjoys traveling, nutrition, and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Maggie Filja, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Email: mfilja@valleyhealth.com

Maggie Filja grew up in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2021. Maggie also earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Sacred Heart University.

Maggie is excited to be part of The Valley Hospital, where she strives to provide patients with the best service while working as part of an inter-professional team. Joining The Valley Hospital felt like becoming part of a family, which allowed her to see that Valley was a perfect fit for her. Maggie is looking forward to further exploring her professional interests in oncology and critical care. Outside of pharmacy, Maggie enjoys spending quality time with her family, playing soccer, traveling and cooking.