Samuel Aitken, PharmD

  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Infectious Diseases, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Biography

Samuel L. Aitken, PharmD received his pharmacy degree from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2011. He completed his pharmacy practice residency at Yale-New New Haven Hospital and an infectious diseases pharmacotherapy fellowship at the University of Houston / Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Hospital, completing research in Clostridium difficile and Candida under Dr. Kevin Garey. He is currently a clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases at MD Anderson Cancer Center with an active role in patient care and education of post-graduate pharmacy and medical trainees. His research is focused on the epidemiology, molecular mechanisms, and treatment of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections and C. difficile in patients with hematologic malignancy. Additionally, Dr. Aitken is the founding chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship in Cancer Consortium (ASCC), a group dedicated to advancing antimicrobial stewardship research and practice in cancer patients.

Education

Pharm.D.
University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Residency
Yale - New Haven Hospital
Fellowship
University of Houston College of Pharmacy