Evolution of the role of the transplant pharmacist on the multidisciplinary transplant team

Am J Transplant. 2011 Aug;11(8):1576-83. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03601.x. Epub 2011 Jun 14.


Transplant pharmacists have been recognized as an essential part of the transplant team by their colleagues along with several governing and professional organizations. The specific education, training and responsibilities of the transplant pharmacist have not been clearly delineated in the literature. Various pharmacists across the country have been called upon to serve on the transplant team necessitating standardization of their fundamental and desirable activities. Therefore, the purpose of this manuscript is to describe the training and role of a transplant pharmacist on the patient care team and provide a roadmap to implementation of novel transplant pharmacy services.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Organ Transplantation*
  • Patient Care Team*
  • Pharmacists*
  • Professional Role*