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: Pharmacy Manager

Location: Carolina Pharmacy – Arboretum

Dr. Ashley Maharana

BSc. Chemistry, PharmD – Pharmacy Manager – Carolina Pharmacy Arboretum

Ashley was born and raised in Long Island, NY. She attended the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. She had a desire to pursue a career where she could help patients but also build a trusting relationship and get to know to them as well. Pharmacy allowed for all of that. Upon graduating, Ashley took a retail pharmacy position with Rite-Aid. She soon learned she was not able to spend a reasonable amount of time and provide care to her patients with the big box pharmacy chain. She joined Carolina Pharmacy in early 2018 and has enjoyed every minute of it. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys trying new restaurants, going to concerts, playing volleyball and travelling. She also has a Maltipoo named Napolean.

Why did you became a pharmacist?
“I wanted to work in healthcare and this role gave me the ability to form lasting bonds with my patients while also advocating for their health.”
What interests do you have that you do in your spare time?
“Volleyball, Tennis, Trying New Restaurants.”
Favourite sports teams?
“Gamecocks, Panthers.”
Favourite Foods?
“Sushi, Ice Cream.”
Country to visit?
“Greece.”
Favourite place to travel?
“Savannah, GA.”
Brief info about your family?
“My parents and siblings all currently reside in Charlotte! Family is important to me and having them nearby is a blessing.”
interesting Fact?
“I learned piano for 11 years and took vocal lessons for 5.”
If you had to choose a celebrity to play you in a documentary about your life, who would it be, and why?
“Sandra Bullock! Many of the characters she plays approach obstacles with not only a sense of determination, but also one of humor. I believe that laughter, even at myself, is the best medicine.”