Meet Dr. Ashley Maharana

Ashley Maharana

Name: Ashley Maharana

Degree(s) Earned: B.S. Chemistry, Pharm.D

Alma Mater(s): University of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina

Graduation Year: 2016

Hometown: Babylon, NY

Position: Staff Pharmacist

Location: Carolina Pharmacy – Arboretum

Dr. Ashley Maharana

BSc. Chemistry, PharmD – Staff Pharmacist – Carolina Pharmacy Arboretum

Ashley is a pharmacist in Charlotte, NC, but was born and raised in Long Island, New York. Ashley received her education from the University of South Carolina’s Pharmacy College. She knew she wanted to pursue a career where she was able to help patients and build relationships with them.

A pharmacy degree made all of that possible.

After she graduated, Ashley began working in Rite Aid’s pharmacy. She quickly discovered that big-box pharmacy chains did not provide the patient-centered services she hoped to provide.

In early 2018, Ashley applied for one of our open positions at Carolina Pharmacy, got the job, and has loved every second of it. Ashley loves trying new restaurants, attending concerts, traveling, and playing volleyball.

She also has a Maltipoo named Napoleon.

Why did you become a pharmacist?
“I wanted to work in healthcare. As a pharmacist, I have the ability to forge bonds with my patients and act as an advocate for them.”
Do you have particular interests you do in your spare time?
“I love volleyball, playing tennis, and trying new foods.”
Favourite sports teams?
“I like the Gamecocks and the Panthers.”
Favourite Foods?
“Sushi and ice cream are my favorites.”
Country to visit?
“Greece.”
Favourite place to travel?
“Savannah, GA.”
Brief info about your family?
“My parents and siblings all live in Charlotte, North Carolina! Family is so important to me, so having them near me is a huge blessing.”
What is an interesting fact about you?
“I learned piano for over ten years, and trained in singing for 5 years.”
If a celebrity were to play you in a film, who would you want to get the role? Why?
“Sandra Bullock! She frequently plays characters who tackle obstacles with determination and humor. I am a firm believer that laughter is the best medicine, even if that means laughing at myself.”