Department of Pharmacy Practice
Director of PCOM School of Pharmacy Residency Program
Associate Professor

Samuel M. John, PharmD, BCPS


Office: 678-407-7342
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Dr. John received his Bachelor of Science (BS Pharmacy) and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degrees from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. He completed an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Accredited Post-Graduate (PGY-1) Pharmacy Practice Residency from Temple University Health-System in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is Board Certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.

Dr. John’s therapeutic interests are in the areas of cardiovascular and anti-coagulation management. Dr. John serves as a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and coordinates the Pharmaceutical Calculations course and is an instructor in the Practice Labs and Integrated Therapeutics courses. Dr. John serves as a preceptor for fourth-year pharmacy students at Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) where he practices as a clinical pharmacist. He currently serves as the director for the PGY-1 Residency Program for the PCOM School of Pharmacy.

  • Education

    • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Temple University Health-System, 2009-2010
    • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, 2007
  • Courses

    • Pharmaceutical Calculations
    • Pharmacy Practice Labs
    • Integrated Therapeutics
    • Capstone
    • Case Studies
  • Awards

    • Faculty Preceptor of the Yeard Award (2017)
    • Champions of Healthcare: Educator of Excellence Award (2014)
    • Peach Teaching Award (2013)
    • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy/Walmart Scholar Faculty Mentor (2012)
  • Publications

    Shannon, J., John, Samuel M., et al. Statin-Associated Myopathy. U.S. Pharmacist. 2012;37(2):55-59.

    Allen S, Shannon J, Ferrara, J, John, Samuel M. Treatment of Depression in Patients on Anticoagulation Therapy: Antidepressant-Warfarin Drug Interactions. U.S. Pharmacist. 2013;38(11):23-26.

    Shannon, J., John, Samuel M., et al. A Clinical Review of Statin-Associated Myopathy. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. 2013;29(5):219-230.

    John, Samuel M., Lisi, Dusty, Greenfield, Nathan, George, Mary. Anti-Xa Monitoring in Patients on IV Unfractionated Heparin. U.S. Pharmacist. 2015; 40(3):26-32.

    Parihar H., Yin H., Gooch J., Allen S., John, Samuel M., Xuan J. Trends in hospital admissions due to antidepressant-related adverse drug events from 2001 to 2011 in the U.S. BMC Health Services Research. (2017) 17:51.

    John, Samuel M., Williams, Melissa, Hunley, Christina C. Treatment Options in Managing Acute Perioperative Pain. U.S. Pharmacist. 2017; 42(3);14-17.

    John, Samuel M., McGraw-Senat, Candis, Cates, Drew, Williams, Melissa, Gandhi, Hiral. Managing Chronic Kidney Disease with MTM. U.S. Pharmacist. 2017. 42(6):29-31.

    John, Samuel M., Waters Kacie L., Jivani, Khatija. Evaluating the Implementation of Endotool®, A Glycemic Control Software. Diabetes Spectrum. 2017. Volume 31, Number 1. Winter 2018.

  • Memberships

    • Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (Faculty Representative 2011-present)
    • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2010-present)
    • Atlanta Academy of Institutional Pharmacists (2011-present)