July 18, 2016

Solid Organ Transplantation Practice Analysis Taskforce Appointments

Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) recently approved a practice analysis or role delineation study in Solid Organ Transplantation. Conducting a role delineation study is a critical step in evaluating a proposed specialty.  The purpose of the role delineation study is to determine whether this practice area is based upon specialized knowledge of the pharmaceutical sciences, as well as specialized functions routinely performed by practitioners in the proposed specialty.

BPS is pleased to announce that the members of the Practice Analysis Taskforce in Solid Organ Transplantation are:


Emily Benefield, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS

Advanced Clinical Pharmacist-Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant

Primary Children’s Hospital

Salt Lake City, UT


Lyndsey J. Bowman, PharmD, BCPS

Kidney Transplant Pharmacotherapy Specialist

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, FL


Maya Campara, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist, Solid Organ Transplant

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL


Barrett Crowther, PharmD, BCPS, FAST

Pediatric Transplant Clinical Pharmacist

University Health System

San Antonio, TX


Cher Enderby, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCNSP

Solid Organ Transplant Clinical Pharmacist, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

Mayo Clinic

Jacksonville, FL


Christopher Ensor, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine

University of Pittsburgh Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, UPMC Presbyterian

Associate Member, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute

Pittsburgh, PA


James Fleming, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Solid Organ Transplant

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC


Steven Gabardi, PharmD, BCPS, FAST, FCCP

Abdominal Organ Transplant Clinical Specialist

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA


Tiffany E. Kaiser PharmD, MS, BCPS, FCCP

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH


Rochelle Schmidt Liverman, PharmD

Transplant Pharmacist Specialist

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA


Angela Q. Maldonado, PharmD, FAST, BCPS, CPP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist ~ Transplant Services

Vidant Medical Center

Greenville, NC


Laura Myhre, PharmD, BCPS
Senior Manager, Clinical Practice
Department of Pharmacy

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN


Nicole Pilch, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Director of Quality and Compliance

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC


Lisa Potter, PharmD, FAST, FCCP, BCPS

Clinical Coordinator, Organ Transplant

University of Chicago Medicine

Chicago, IL


Lonnie Smith, PharmD, FAST

Pharmacy Manager

University of Utah Health Care

Salt Lake City, UT


The initial work of the practice analysis taskforce will be reviewed by an outside panel of subject matter experts and then validated via a survey administered to pharmacists practicing in the area. If the role delineation study in this area yields information suggesting that Solid Organ Transplantation  should be recognized as a specialty practice in pharmacy, BPS will then issue a call to the profession for a petition for specialty recognition.


About the Board of Pharmacy Specialties

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) was established in 1976 as an autonomous division of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).  The mission of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties is to improve patient care and increase awareness of the need for BPS Board Certified Pharmacists as integral members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams through recognition and promotion of specialized training, knowledge, and skills in pharmacy and specialty board certification and recertification of pharmacists throughout the world. Through the rigorous standards mandated by BPS board certification and recertification, the BPS board certified pharmacist stands out as the most qualified to accept today’s expanding professional expectations.  Today, more than 26,000 pharmacists are BPS board certified.



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