General Information about Pharmacy Services

Todd W. Nesbit, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, CPELTodd W. Nesbit, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, CPEL
Chief Pharmacy Officer
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Vice President for Pharmacy Services
The Johns Hopkins Health System

The Department of Pharmacy, consistent with the mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine, places a priority on teaching, research and patient care.

Clinical services provided by the Department include renal drug monitoring, drug interaction monitoring, patient care rounding, medication teaching, therapeutic drug monitoring, drug order review, drug information support for care providers and a focus on an integrated, unit-based model for care delivery.

The Pharmacy Department at Hopkins is responsible for dispensing medications daily for an average inpatient population of 700 patients with additional services provided in the outpatient setting. The Department consists of pharmacists, as well as technical and support personnel, who work together to assure patients receive the highest quality pharmaceutical care possible.

Clinical and distributive support is currently provided by:

  • BDM Pharmacy System
  • Pyxis MedStations
  • Micromedex and Ultimedex
  • McKesson's AHI Robot

Service is provided to:

  • Wilmer Eye Institute
  • Greenspring Station Oncology
  • Children's Medical and Surgical Center
  • Adult Medicine and Surgery
  • The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Clinics
  • Johns Hopkins Oncology Center

Research is supported through all these divisions, as well as the Aids Clinical Trial Group, and the Department's Investigational Drug Services. The department also supports the work done by the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Infection Control, and the various clinical and nursing departments affiliated with the Hospital and the University.

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Mission and Vision


To provide safe, high quality patient care in an atmosphere of professionalism, respect, and effective communication.

Core Values

  • Excellence and Patient Centered Care
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Respect and Teamwork

Department of Pharmacy Vision

The Department of Pharmacy is committed to:

Patient Care

Being an integral member of the healthcare team responsible for the outcomes associated with the medication use process.

  • Recognizing that the pharmacy staff is our most important resource.
  • Contributing to and accepting responsibility for optimal therapeutic outcomes including promoting wellness.
  • Fostering an environment that promotes the safe, efficacious, and cost-effective use of medications.
  • Improving the medication use process to enhance continuity of care.
  • Recruiting and retaining highly qualified pharmacists and supportive personnel.


Fostering an environment designed to advance knowledge of the rational use of medications.

  • Mentoring and training staff members to enhance their professional development.
  • Educating patients and healthcare professionals on the safe use of medications.
  • Providing health education programs to the community to prevent disease and promote public health.
  • Ensuring high quality care through the education of students, residents, fellows, and staff.


Making sound decisions supported by evidence based medicine through research on medication use and patient safety.

  • Developing and conducting research to improve the safety and efficiency of the medication use system.
  • Utilizing research methods to identify the most cost effective use of medications.
  • Initiating and supporting interdisciplinary collaborative research.