Transplant Pharmacy

VUMC’s Transplant Pharmacy team developed a program to monitor patients’ adherence to the medication regimens required after undergoing a transplant.

Transplant Pharmacy program helps track medication adherence

A computer program developed by VUMC transplant pharmacists and pharmacy IT technicians is helping patients adhere to the often-strict medication regimens required after undergoing a transplant.

Not taking her medications could have cost a patient her life. A new Transplant Pharmacy program found her in the nick of time.

Transplant Pharmacy uses a new computer program to find patients who need medication reminders

Kanisha Sizemore, CPhT, who works in the Transplant Pharmacy, recently celebrated the 18th anniversary of her own transplant.

Relating to transplant patients comes naturally for Sizemore

When Vanderbilt’s Kanisha Sizemore, CPhT, helps transplant patients with their medications, she knows what they’re going through.

Transplant Pharmacy technician Sarah Osman donated a kidney to Nathan Horton, her former boss at a previous job.

Transplant Pharmacy’s Osman donates kidney to former boss

Over the last two years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Transplant Pharmacy technician Sarah Osman, CPhT, has become very familiar with the process of organ transplantation.

Transplant Pharmacy team went extra mile during winter ice storm

In February, a frigid winter storm swept across the United States, causing widespread chaos — including power outages, water shortages and business shutdowns. Amid the disaster, many kidney transplant patients in Middle Tennessee did not receive deliveries of their immunosuppressant medications due to hazardous road conditions.

The transplant collaborative pharmacy team includes, from left, Anthony Langone, MD, Keren Johnson, PharmD, CSP, and Rachel Chelewski, PharmD, CSP.

Collaborative pharmacy approach eases physician workload

Thanks to a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement between the Transplant Pharmacy and Renal Transplant Clinic, physicians are spending less time authorizing prescriptions and more time with patients.