Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program

Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Team

Residency Director

Marla Crane Tanski, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacy Manager

Dr. Tanski is the clinical pharmacy manager at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Previously, she worked as the clinical pharmacy specialist in Johns Hopkins All Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for 13 years. Dr. Tanski co-precepts the Pharmacy Management elective rotation and also serves as a pediatric specialist on the Pediatric Pharmacy Specialty Council for the Board of Pharmacy Specialists. In addition, she serves as a responding pharmacist on the FL-3 Disaster Medical Assistance Team for the National Disaster Medical System. Dr. Tanski received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida and completed a residency in Pharmacy Practice at the Methodist Hospitals of Memphis, Tennessee. She received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of South Florida. She is pursuing a Master of Science in Pharmacy with a specialty in Applied Pharmacoeconomics.

Clinical Preceptors

Suzanna Bedy, Pharm.D., BCPPS
General Pediatrics Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Bedy is a decentralized clinical pharmacist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 2019. Prior to joining the hospital, she worked as a neonatal intensive care unit/pediatric clinical pharmacist at Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, followed by a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

Brian Brown, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS
CVICU/Cardiac Transplant Pharmacist

Dr. Brown earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 2011. He then went on to complete a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Children’s of Alabama, where he worked as a CVICU pharmacist following the completion of his residency. Dr. Brown joined All Children’s Hospital in 2014 as one of the decentralized clinical CVICU/Cardiac Transplant pharmacists. Brian’s interests include critical care, cardiac, and emergency medicine. Outside of work Brian enjoys traveling, reading, attending sporting events, and spending time with his family and friends.

JT Fannin, Pharm.D.
Ambulatory Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Fannin received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida in 2014. After graduation, he completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Children’s of Alabama and a PGY-2 pediatric oncology pharmacy specialty residency at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Fannin joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2016 as a Hematology/Oncology/BMT decentralized clinical pharmacist. His professional interests include pediatric oncology/BMT, medical ethics, and leadership development.

Corey Fowler, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Critical Care Clini​cal Pharmacist

Dr. Fowler earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, USC Campus in 2014. He then went on to complete a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, South Carolina and PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residency at the University of Kentucky and Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington. Dr. Fowler joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2016 as one of the decentralized critical care clinical pharmacists in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Corey’s interests include critical care, cardiac, and emergency medicine.

Amy Kiskaddon, Pharm.D., BCPPS
CVICU/Cardiac Transplant Pharmacist

Dr. Kiskaddon received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2015. Following graduation, she completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida and a PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residency at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Dr. Kiskaddon joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2017 as a decentralized clinical CVICU/Cardiac Transplant pharmacist. Her interests include cardiology, transplant, critical care, informatics and leadership development. Outside of her work, she enjoys traveling, music, exercising, the beach, and spending time with family and friends.

Amanda Memken, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS
Hematology/Oncology/BMT Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Memken is originally from central Illinois where she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University in 2011. After graduation, she completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Memken then went on to pursue her PGY-2 Pediatric Specialty Residency at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she currently practices as a clinical pharmacist for the Heme/Onc/BMT group as well as the Outpatient Thrombosis Clinic. Additionally, she recently began precepting both pharmacy residents and students. Dr. Memken's primary research interest is anticoagulation. In her spare time she enjoys attending sporting events, traveling, and making various arts and crafts projects for friends and family.

Rachel Meyer, Pharm.D.
General Pediatrics Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Meyer is a general pediatrics clinical pharmacist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 2019. Dr. Meyer earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from SUNY University in Buffalo, New York, followed by a PGY-1 Residency in pediatrics at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida where she worked in a variety of clinical areas.

Katie Namtu, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Infectious Diseases

Dr. Katie C. Namtu received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2005 from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, MA. She went on to complete her pharmacy practice residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC and her pediatric pharmacy specialty residency at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. Upon completion of her residency training Dr. Namtu was the clinical pharmacy specialist in pediatric hematology-oncology at Florida Children's Hospital in Orlando, FL before returning to Johns Hopkins All Children’s as the current pediatric infectious disease clinical pharmacy specialist. Her practice and research areas are antimicrobial stewardship and pediatric clinical infectious disease. Outside of her career, interests include her yoga practice, fitness, traveling, attending sporting events, and spending time with her son and husband.

Pamela Jane Neely, Pharm.D., AE-C
Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Neely completed her BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology at Pennsylvania State University in 1996. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland-Baltimore in 2001. Dr. Neely completed her pediatric PGY2 residency at All Children’s Hospital in 2002. Pam accepted a clinical specialist position at All Children’s Hospital in general pediatrics at the completion of her residency. After 10 years in general pediatrics, Pam accepted a position in the emergency center to develop pharmacy services. Her clinical interest areas include cystic fibrosis, asthma and status epilepticus. During her spare time, she enjoys biking and studies martial arts as a means of stress reduction. She also relaxes on the beaches of Treasure Island with her 4 children and husband.

Meghan Roddy , Pharm.D.
Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist

Meghan is a critical care clinical pharmacist in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY-1 residency at Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio, followed by a PGY-2 Pediatric Specialty Residency at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

Caroline Taylor, Pharm.D.
General Pediatrics Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Taylor is a decentralized pharmacist for the General Pediatrics service at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Prior to her role, she worked as a clinical pharmacist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s. Dr. Taylor earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, followed by a pediatric-focused PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Memorial Regional Hospital and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida.

Jessica White, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Hematology/Oncology/BMT Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. White is a pharmacist in hematology/oncology/blood & marrow transplant at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 2018 as a clinical informatics pharmacist. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins All Children’s, she practiced as a clinical pharmacist on the critical care team at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. White earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison School of Pharmacy, followed by a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.

Pharmacy Administration

Phil Carpiniello, Pharm.D., BCPS
Medication Safety Officer

Dr. Carpiniello is a medication safety officer at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined the hospital staff in 2018. Dr. Carpiniello earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts. After working at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, he completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, followed by a PGY-2 in Medication-Use Safety at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. In his role, Dr. Carpiniello works with a variety of local- and health-system committees committed to improving the medication-use system and decreasing hospital-acquired harm.

Katie Litherland , Pharm.D.
Pharmacy Education Coordinator

Dr. Litherland is a pharmacy education coordinator at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 2016. Dr. Litherland earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, followed by a PGY-1 residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins All Children’s, Dr. Litherland worked as a pediatric clinical pharmacist at the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital. She also worked as a compounding pharmacist at an accredited, independently-owned pharmacy.

Matthew Werling, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPPS
Director of Pharmacy

Dr. Werling graduated from Drake University in 2006 with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree and from Case Western Reserve University in 2013 with his MBA. He worked as a pediatric pharmacist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s before being promoted to the manager role in 2011. Dr. Werling joined the All Children’s Hospital pharmacy leadership team in June 2013 as clinical manager. Dr. Werling now serves as the department’s Director of Pharmacy. Dr. Werling’s areas of interest include medication safety, general pediatrics, and quality improvement.