Pete N. Johnson
Dr. Johnson received his B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Following his tenure at Ole Miss, Dr. Johnson completed his PGY1 pharmacy and PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residencies at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the OU College of Pharmacy and Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the OU College of Medicine. He also maintains an active practice site in the Medical and Cardiovascular Surgery (CV) Pediatric ICU (PICU)’s at the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City precepting PGY1/PGY2 residents and students. In addition, Dr. Johnson serves as the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency and Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Fellowship in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy at the OU College of Pharmacy and The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center.
Currently, Dr. Johnson serves on the Design Team of ASHP's Pediatric Board of Pharmacy Specialties Certification Preparation and Re-certification Program (2014-Present). With this work, they help prepare ASHP's board prep and recertification activities for pediatric pharmacists interested in BCPPS certification. In addition, he is the Vice-Chair of the SAG on Pediatrics within ASHP's Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists. Dr. Johnson also is currently a Special Editor for an upcoming issue on pediatric pharmacy to be published in AJHP. In addition, he serves as a co-adviser for the P1-P4 pharmacy students for the OU College of Pharmacy’s local ASHP-affiliate chapter.
The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center (CHO) is a 314-bed tertiary care institution that has a 92-bed NICU, 13-bed Medical PICU, and 12-bed CV PICU unit. CHO is part of the comprehensive OU Medicine Inc health-system on the campus of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Dr. Johnson has been working on a clinical and transnational science project with his clinical fellow to establish a pharmacokinetic/pharmaoynamic model to optimize fentanyl infusion dosing in children in the PICU. In addition to this, Dr. Johnson has worked with his colleagues to establish a pediatric curricular track called the Pediatric Degree Option where P2-P4 students can obtain elective didactic and experiential training in pediatric pharamacotherapy at CHO.
Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area
"I would recommend that students, residents, and new practitioners seek out mentors in their field to help them transition into their new position (i.e., residency or clinical specialist/faculty position). I would not be where I am today without mentors who were willing to listen to me when I was struggling, encourage me when I needed it, and push me where I needed to grow. I would also recommend that they get involved in professional organizations like ASHP to network with other practitioners and experts in the field. The relationships that I have developed with other colleagues in professional organizations have been pivotal for my career and beyond that many have become life-long friends."
Involvement in ASHP
"I became involved with ASHP as a P1 student in pharmacy school. I was always interested in health-system pharmacy and was encouraged by ASHP's mission to emphasize the role of a pharmacist in a health-system setting. Then, I continued my involvement as a new faculty member within our local ASHP-affiliate and now at the national level within several initiatives with the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists."
ASHP’s Value to Members
"With respect to residency training, ASHP has taken the lead on establishing quality post-graduate programs within health-systems for pharmacists in direct patient care roles. Through their efforts, they have helped to impact the care of countless numbers of patients in health-systems across the U.S. by helping to expand pharmacy services.
"ASHP is the leading pharmacy organization for health-system pharmacists and has led the way in countless initiatives to help patient care."