PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency

The PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency at UAB Hospital is a one-year program designed to provide extensive experience with adult abdominal and cardiothoracic patients, in both acute care and ambulatory environments, that will build upon skills developed as a clinical pharmacist during a post-graduate year 1 (PGY1) residency. Its focus is the development of the skills and confidence necessary to autonomously provide advanced pharmacotherapy management to patients in solid organ transplant settings, qualify the resident for clinical pharmacy specialist positions in transplantation, and prepare the graduate to attain board certification in transplant pharmacy (BCTXP).

The PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency Program at UAB Hospital includes a combination of required learning experiences (rotations) and elective learning experiences tailored to the residents’ interest areas.

Orientation provides a general overview of the departmental organization, support units, and resident responsibilities. Benefits include health and accident insurance, holiday time off, and support to attend residency related professional conference(s).

Current Residents
Madeleine Tilley Pharmacy Resident

Madeleine Tilley, PharmD

  • PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Resident 2022-2023
  • Hometown: Denver, N.C.
  • Pharmacy Education: Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: UAB Medicine
  • Clinical Interests: transplant infectious disease, uterus transplantation, women’s health, patient education
  • Current Research Project: “Assessment of Post-Transplant Infections Caused by Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Bacteria Among Kidney Transplant Recipients”

Why did you choose UAB Medicine?
When applying for PGY1 programs, I knew I wanted a challenging year with opportunities to explore my wide range of clinical interests. Once I met our outstanding leadership and preceptors at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, I was sold. Birmingham is truly a hidden gem and everyone is so friendly, inside and outside of the hospital! As a PGY1, I could tell how invested our preceptors were in my growth as a practitioner and as a person. With this in mind, I decided early to commit to our PGY2 program in solid organ transplantation (SOT). UAB’s PGY2 SOT program offers rotations for heart, lung, kidney, pancreas, liver, and uterus transplantation. Our uterus transplant program is the first in the southeast and the fourth in the United States. In addition to the range of organs, we also are exposed to high-risk transplant types, such as ABO-incompatible transplants, hepatitis B/C+ donors with negative recipients, and HIV+ recipients. After residency, I hope to obtain a position as an SOT clinical pharmacy specialist and give back to the profession by precepting the next generation of pharmacists.


Our goal is to develop a highly skilled practitioner who will be successful in any setting they choose to practice after graduation.

Alexandra James, PharmD, BCPS

Josh Banbury, PharmD

Kris Gutierrez, PharmD

Matt Brown, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Meredith Holt Johnson, PharmD

Seth Edwards, PharmD, BCIDP

Susan Vu, PharmD, BCCCP

Tim Lewis, PharmD, BCCCP


The applicant must possess a PharmD degree and have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency. All applications must be submitted through PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application System) by January 2. The required components of the application include a letter of intent, three references, curriculum vitae, and a pharmacy school transcript. An interview is required.

Alexandra James, PharmD, BCPS Alexandra James, PharmD, BCPS Program Director
Required Rotations
  • Ambulatory Transplant Clinic I & II
  • Heart Transplantation I & II
  • Kidney/ Pancreas Transplantation I & II
  • Liver Transplantation I & II
  • Lung Transplantation I & II
Longitudinal Requirements
  • Major Project
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Oral Presentation and Academics
  • Practice Coverage
  • Research / Project Time
  • Teaching and Learning Certificate (optional)
Elective Rotations
  • Cardiac Surgery Critical Care/ Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Pediatric Transplantation
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Contact UAB Pharmacy Residency

Misty Gaddis, PharmD
Coordinator of Residency Programs
JT 1728 / 619 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35249-6860

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