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PJ Barker, PharmD, BCPPS

PJ Barker, PharmD, BCPPS

  • Clinical Coordinator, Affiliate Liaison
  • 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


  • 2020  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 2020 Clinical Care Improvement Award for Clinical Pharmacy Services
  • 2015  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Pharmaceutical Department Employee of the Year
  • 2015  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Annual Good Catch Award

Research Interests

  • Hemophilia
  • Sickle Cell Disease

St. Jude Committee Service

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

Pharmacy Organizations/Committee Service

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

Selected Publications

McEneny-King A, Chelle P, Goggans MH, Barker PJ, Jacobs TJ, Neufeld EJ, Reiss UM, Panetta JC. Limited sampling strategies for accurate determination of extended half-life factor VIII pharmacokinetics in severe haemophilia A patients. Haemophilia. 2021;00:1-9.

Swanson HD, Panetta JC, Barker PJ, Liu Y, Inaba H, Relling MV, Pui CH, Karol SE. Antibody status and emesis during hypersensitivity reaction affect success of desensitization to pegaspargase. Blood. 2020; 135(1):71-5.

Hoshitsuki K, Molinelli AR, Inaba H, Rubnitz JE, Barker PJ. Case of metabolic acidosis in a pediatric patient with leukemia and fungal infection. Clinical Chemistry. 2020: 660(4):518-24.

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: September 2021