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 and co-precepts the Pharmacy Management elective rotation. She joined the hospital staff in 2002. Previously, she worked as the clinical pharmacy specialist here in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Tanski also serves as a pediatric specialist on the Pediatric Pharmacy Specialty Council for the Board of Pharmacy Specialists and 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. She received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of South Florida and is currently 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.

Megan Charlton, Pharm.D.
NICU/CCDH Clinical Pharmacist

Megan Charlton earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2010 from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy in Auburn, AL. She then completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency with a concentration in Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, FL. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2020, Megan worked as the NICU Pharmacist and PGY-1 Residency Program Director at the Medical Center of Trinity in Trinity, Florida. Outside of her work, she enjoys traveling, the beach, and spending time with 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.

Tara Higgins, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Hematology/Oncology/BMT Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Higgins received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy in 2007. After graduation, she completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and a PGY-2 pediatric pharmacy residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr Higgins joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2021 as a Hematology/Oncology/BMT decentralized clinical pharmacist. Her professional interests include oncology, stem cell transplantation, cellular therapies, preceptor and leadership development. Outside of work, she enjoys sporting events, concerts, traveling, running, and spending time with her family.

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. 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 CVICU/Cardiac Transplant Clinical Pharmacist. Her interests include critical care, cardiology, pulmonary hypertension, leadership, and clinical research. Dr. Kiskaddon also serves as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Shannon Lyons, Pharm.D.
General Pediatrics Clinical Pharmacist

Shannon Lyons grew up in Lakeland, FL and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2019 from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in Gainesville, FL. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL followed by an additional ASHP-accredited PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy residency at UF Health Children’s Hospital (Go Gators!). Shannon joined the pharmacy department of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in July 2021. Outside of her work, she enjoys reading, going to Disney World, and convincing all of her loved ones to invest in a Peloton bike.

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. She then went on to pursue a PGY-2 Pediatric Specialty Residency at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she has practiced as a Hem/Onc/BMT clinical pharmacist since 2013. Amanda’s professional interests include anticoagulation, oncology, and hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Outside of work, she enjoys attending sporting events, traveling, various arts and crafts, and spending time with 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.

Alyssa Miles, Pharm.D., BCPPS
CVICU/Cardiac Transplant Pharmacist

Dr. Miles received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in 2017. Following graduation, she completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency followed by a PGY2 solid organ transplant pharmacy residency at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Miles joined the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2021 as a decentralized clinical CVICU/Cardiac Transplant Pharmacist. Her interests include solid organ transplant, critical care, and cardiology.

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.
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., BCPS, BCPPS
Hematology/Oncology/BMT Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Taylor is a clinical pharmacist for the hematology/oncology/blood & marrow transplant service at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Prior to her role, she worked as a clinical pharmacist with the general pediatrics service 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
Ambulatory Oncology 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.
Ambulatory CF Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Litherland is an ambulatory clinical pharmacist in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Center 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.