Morgan King received her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Kent State University in 2011 and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Northeast Ohio Medical University in 2015. She then went on to complete a Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital in 2016 followed by a Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) Residency in pediatrics at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent Indianapolis in 2017. Dr. King currently works as a clinical pharmacy specialist at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. Her practice is focused on women's health, specifically labor and delivery and high-risk obstetrics, as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. She also spends time cross covering in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and general pediatrics. She achieved board certification in pediatrics in 2018.
Overview of Facility/Health System
Fairview Hospital is a member of the Cleveland Clinic Health System and is the largest community hospital on the west side of Cleveland. Fairview is a 488 bed community teaching hospital that supports medical residencies in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Surgery as well as both a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Emergency Medicine. Fairview's centers of excellence are: Cardiology, Oncology, Maternity, and Emergency Medicine/Trauma II center.
I currently serve as the pharmacy representative for the Cleveland Clinic team for the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health Hypertension quality improvement project. This is a statewide project that is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Health and seeks to address maternal morbidity and mortality by implementing best practices to treat hypertensive diseases of pregnancy.
Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area
My advice for anyone interested in pediatrics is to continue to be an active learner, even after graduation. Pediatrics is such a niche area where we are always having to think outside of the box so you sometimes have to be quick on your toes.
What is your current involvement with ASHP?
I currently serve as a member of the ASHP Pediatrics Special Interest Group (SIG) as well as a mentor through the ASHP mentor match.
Why did you become involved in ASHP?
I initially became involved in ASHP as a student because I knew I was interested in hospital and pediatric pharmacy. During pharmacy school, ASHP was the major organization I became involved in by serving as president of my school's SSHP chapter, as a division member of OSHP, and as a member of the ASHP student advisory groups. Because of my involvement, I was able to build a strong network which is part of the reason I continued to be involved with ASHP after graduation through the New Practitioner's Forum, the Council on Therapeutics, and the Pediatrics SIG. I have also continued my involvement as a way advance my own practice and to advocate for the profession of pharmacy.
How would you explain the value of ASHP to a friend or colleague?
ASHP provides a plethora of opportunities for networking both virtually via ASHP connect and in person via national meetings such as Midyear, the annual summer meeting, and the annual preceptor's conference. They have a vast amount of educational resources that are easily accessible and allow for both practice and knowledge advancement.
What is the value of ASHP for the profession?
ASHP has continued to be one of the lead organizations in our profession. They have continued to partner with other national organizations in order to advance our practice and provide the best possible care for our patients.