Hospital Pharmacologist

Established in the mid-80s and currently held by Dr. Petty, the Hospital Pharmacologist position is designed to bring a clinical pharmacologist's perspective and expertise to the prescriber-pharmacy and patient interfaces. The Hospital Pharmacologist investigates and recommends the appropriate use of drugs within the Hospital; teaches rational drug use at all levels: medical students, housestaff, attending physicians; serves as Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee; assists the Hospital in meeting regulatory needs; coordinates review of medication issues for the Institutional Review Board; and provides physician advice and feedback to the pharmacy regarding policy review and revision.

The Drug Information Center is a service, provided jointly by the Department of Pharmacy and the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, for healthcare professionals at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Services include:

  • Providing information on the safe and rational use of drugs
  • Educating students and healthcare practitioners
  • Assistance to the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
  • Oversight of the adverse drug reaction reporting system