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Andy Christensen, PharmD, BCOP

Andy Christensen, PharmD, BCOP

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

Board Certification

  • BCOP


  • BS – Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee
  • PharmD - University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Memphis, Tennessee

Post-Graduate Training

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Norfolk, Virginia
  • PGY2 Oncology Practice Residency – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

Focused Area of Practice

  • Solid Tumor
  • Neuro-oncology


  • 2020  Clinical Care Improvement Award for Clinical Pharmacy Services, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 
  • 2010  Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Best Practice Award

St. Jude Committee Service

  • Residency Advisory Committee
  • Medical Records Utilization Review Committee

Pharmacy Organizations/Committee Service

  • Children’s Oncology Group
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network
    • NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates Committee
    • NCCN Pediatric COT Subcommittee
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Pediatric Pharmacy Association
  • Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association 

Selected Publications

Drennan CN, Pauley JL, Christensen AM, Jacobs TW, Bragg AW, Porter JS, Bourque MS. Pharmacist Effect on Discharge Follow-Up Education in Pediatric Oncology Outpatient Clinics: A Quality Improvement Study. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2023;28(3):262-267.

Bagchi A, Orr BA, Campagne O, Dhanda S, Nair S, Tran Q, Christensen AM, Gajjar A, Furtado LV, Vasilyeva A, Boop F, Stewart C, Robinson GW. Lorlatinib in a Child with ALK-Fusion-Positive High-Grade Glioma. N Engl J Med. 2021 Aug 19;385(8):761-763.

Khan RB, Bano M, Wang F, Haitao P, Christensen A, Smith J, Simmons A, Sadighi ZS. Height, weight, and cardiovascular effects of stimulants on children with brain tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2021;68(1):e28740.

Chow JW, Chicella MF, Christensen AM, Moneymaker CS, Harrington J, Dice JE. Improving Palivizumab Compliance rough a Pharmacist-Managed RSV Prevention Clinic. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Sep-Oct;22(5):338-343. 

Vivek Subbiah, Jitesh D Kawedia, Anthony Christensen, Kenneth R. Hess, Kayuri Patel, Elaine Wood, Ryan D Bitar, Najat C. Daw. Comparison of adult oncology phase 1 trials to pediatric oncology phase 1 trials of targeted therapies. J Clin Oncol  2015 33:15_suppl, 2581-2581

Maher OM, Christensen AM, Yedururi S, Bell D, Tarek N. Histone deacetylase inhibitor for NUT midline carcinoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015;62(4):715-717.

Christensen AM, Pauley JL, Molinelli AR, Panetta JC, Ward DA, Stewart CF, Hoffman JM, Howard SC, Pui CH, Pappo AS, Relling MV, Crews KR. Resumption of high-dose methotrexate after acute kidney injury and glucarpidase use in pediatric oncology patients. Cancer. 2012;118(17):4321-4330.

Ceja ME, Christensen AM, Yang SP. Dosing Considerations in Pediatric Oncology. US Pharm. 2013;(38)(Oncology suppl):8-11.

Last update: September 2023