Stevens Professorship of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy

Current Chair: Michael Christensen, Pharm.D., BCNSP

Michael Christensen, Pharm.D., BCNSP

Michael Christensen received his B.S. in Pharmacy from North Dakota State University in 1978 and a Pharm.D. from the University of Tennessee in 1982. He completed a residency in pediatric pharmacotherapy at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center and a fellowship in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Christensen spent 6 years at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a clinical pharmacist and developed the metabolic support service.

In 1990 Dr. Christensen joined the full-time faculty at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. In July 2006, Dr. Christensen was appointed as the Stevens Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Pediatrics and Director of Pharmacy at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, TN. Dr. Christensen is a board certified nutrition support pharmacist. From 1994 to 2003 he was the Co-Director for the Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit funded by the NIH and he continues to direct the Pediatric Clinical Research Unit.

Dr. Christensen has more than 130 published articles, book chapters and abstracts. His research interests include pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies of drugs in children and infants as well as the metabolic and nutrient requirements in infants.

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