Department of Pharmacy Services

The Department of Pharmacy Services at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides expert pharmaceutical care through decentralized teams of staff pharmacists and technicians to meet the needs of patients and healthcare professionals. The Department maintains state-of-the-art inpatient satellites, an off-site surgi-center pharmacy, an oncology care clinic pharmacy, and an ambulatory care pharmacy.

Our staff

Pharmacy personnel consists of: 

  • Clinical pharmacists: 20
  • Staff pharmacists: 60+
  • Pharmacy technicians: 80+
  • Administrative staff: 24
  • Support staff: 14
  • Pharmacy interns: 24
  • Pharmacy residents: 4

Areas of specialization

Our clinical pharmacists are highly trained in pediatric pharmacotherapy and specialize in the following areas:

  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • General Pediatrics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Solid Organ Transplantation

Clinical services

The Department of Pharmacy, through our pediatric specialists, provides a full complement of clinical services including:

  • Drug information
  • Pharmacokinetic and pharmacotherapy consultations
  • 24/7 clinical on-call service
  • Investigational drug services
  • Professional staff development

Committee memberships

In addition, our specialists are integral members of multidisciplinary committees, such as Therapeutic Standards Committee (P&T Committee), Adverse Drug Reactions Subcommittee, Drug Use Evaluation Subcommittee, Institutional Review Board and various Continuous Quality Improvement Committees.

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