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Pharmacy Residency Program: Pharmacy Informatics


Note:  This position has been filled for the 2015  - 2017 residency year.

Program Type: Two year residency (PGY1 and PGY2); ASHP accredited
ASHP Match Number: 153720

Purpose: This two year residency training program in Pharmacy Informatics is defined as an organized, directed postgraduate program of practical experience in pharmacy clinical practice and informatics. The residency is designed to develop expert skills and competencies in pharmacy practice and informatics.

Program Overview: Primary objective of the program is to prepare pharmacists to assume informatics positions in health care related informatics fields. The PGY 1 year will be structured as a Pharmacy Practice residency with focus in pharmacy informatics and the PGY 2 year will be structured as a specialty in pharmacy informatics. Participants will gain the tools and knowledge to understand and analyze the changing nature of today’s complex medical delivery systems, plus the resources and savvy to anticipate and respond to those changes.

Training Experience:

  • Opportunity to provide pharmaceutical care to patients in multiple settings and develop independent learning skills
  • Provide effective drug education to others, understand research methods and opportunities, and recognize the principles and application of drug use control
  • Assume personal responsibility for effecting change in clinical practice
  • Interdisciplinary problem solving and decision making skills
  • Knowledge and expertise in managing cost-effective utilization of technology and clinical applications through the application of economic principles
  • Strategies in the prevention of medication errors and adverse events
  • Knowledge to identify, analyze, and evaluate technology trends
  • Application of technology and clinical informatics
  • Role of pharmacy in conducting and supporting information technology
  • Integration of technology with pharmacy practice in order to provide clinically focused, safe, and efficient patient care
  • Integration of information technology across the organization


  • Core Rotations:
    • Ambulatory Care
    • Clinical Informatics / Med Use Policy 
    • Clinical Applications
    • Critical Care
    • Drug Information
    • Distribution Technology
    • Infectious Disease
    • Information Systems / Technology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Medication Safety
    • Medication Use Informatics
    • Oncology
    • Project Management
  • Elective Rotations:
    • AIDS/HIV 
    • Anticoagulation 
    • Cardiac Surgery ICU
    • Cardiac critical care (CCU)
    • Clinical Practice Mgmt/Drug Policy
    • Drug Policy and Outcomes Research 
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Hematologic Malignancies 
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Investigational Drugs/ACTG
    • Medical Intensive Care (MICU)
    • Medical Oncology
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
    • Neurosciences Critical Care (NCCU)
    • Organizational
    • Outcomes research
    • Pain Management
    • Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU)
    • Psychiatry
    • Outpatient Pharmacy Clinical Applications
    • Surgical Intensive Care (SICU)
    • Transplantation 




Application Deadline: January 1, 2017

Program Director

Pinto Brian

Brian Pinto, PharmD. MBA

Title: Assistant Director, Medication Policy
Clinical Informatics
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Education: B.S. Pharmacy & Doctor of Pharmacy,
Auburn University
Masters in Business Administration, Johns Hopkins University
Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Brian Pinto is the Assistant Director, Medication Policy & Clinical Informatics and Informatics Residency Program Director at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Pinto received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and later his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Auburn University, Auburn, AL in 2000.  He completed his Masters in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University Carey Busness School in 2008.

Dr. Pinto has also held organizational board positions and is a Past-President of MSHP.  Additionally, he serves on the Maryland Medicaid P&T Committee.  Dr Pinto has served as preceptor to students from several pharmacy schools throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.


Brian Pinto, Pharm.D., MBA
Assistant Director, Medication Use Policy & Clinical Informatics
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Location: 600 North Wolfe Street/Carnegie 180
Baltimore, MD 21287
Office: 410-955-6348