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About the Johns Hopkins Pharmacy Department

Dan Ashby
Dan Ashby- Senior Director of Pharmacy, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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