PJ Barker, PharmD, BCPPS

PJ Barker, PharmD, BCPPS

  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
  • Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science

Board Certification



  • BS – Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • PharmD – University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Memphis, Tennessee

Post-Graduate Training

  • Pharmacy Advance Career Training, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Focused Area of Practice

  • Non-Malignant Hematology
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Leukemia/Lymphoma


  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Pharmaceutical Department Employee of the Year, 2015
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Annual Good Catch Award, 2015

Research Interests

  • Hemophilia
  • Sickle Cell Disease

St. Jude Committee Service

  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Alert Advisory Group
  • Pharmaceutical Department Residency Committee
  • Metabolic Infusion Support Services Subcommittee

Pharmacy Organizations/Committee Service

  • Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group
  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Tennessee Pharmacy Association

Selected Publications

Gammal RS, Crews KR, Haidar CE, Hoffman JM, Baker DK, Barker PJ, Estepp JH, Pei D, Broeckel U, Wang W, Weiss MJ, Relling MV, Hankins J. Pharmacogenetics for safe codeine use in sickle cell disease. Pediatrics 138, 2016.

Daniels, C.C., C.M.Shelton, P.J. Bass, W.C. Wang, K.J. Suda.  Limb swelling in a pediatric sickle cell patient after revaccination with pneumococcal vaccine. Int J Clin Pharm. 2014 Apr;36(2):261-3.

Last update: November 2018

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