Erika Waldsmith, portrait

Erika Waldsmith, PharmD

Pharmacy Resident



Oregon, Ill.

Research Project

Evaluation of ketamine infusions for post-operative pain in burn patients 

Professional Interests

  • Emergency medicine
  • Trauma/surgery

Personal Interests

  • I like to spend a lot of my time outdoors seeking adventure.
  • I've acquired a lovely bourbon collection from my time in Kentucky and enjoy tasting tours.
  • Mabel is my pet rabbit, but she's a dog at heart.
  • Plants and animals are near and dear to my heart.

Why University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

I chose University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics because it allows me to practice at an academic medical center that has the highest level of care in the state. After completing a four-year internship at the academic medical center associated with my college, I was excited to experience another health system that provided the same level of care. My interview team showed great interest in their work and involvement with residents and their enthusiasm hasn't ceased. Iowa City is also closer to home which is always a plus!

Favorite Part of Iowa City

My favorite thing to do in Iowa City so far is spending time with my co-residents at craft breweries. I also enjoy the outdoor recreational spots in the surrounding area!






PharmD, University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy, Lexington, Ky.