Christopher McPherson  mcphersonc@wustl.edu

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Training

  • Neonatal Pharmacotherapy Fellowship, The Women's Hospital of Greensboro2006 - 2008

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2006 - 2019NC, Pharmacist license
  • 2008 - 2020MO, Pharmacist license
  • 2017 - 2024Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialist

Recent Publications view all (56)


  1. Utilization of the Sharing Antimicrobial Reports for Pediatric Stewardship (SHARPS) Collaborative electronic mailing list (listserv) by healthcare professionals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020;1-3. PMID:33353577 
  2. Practical approaches to sedation and analgesia in the newborn. J Perinatol. 2020. PMCID:PMC7700106  PMID:33250515 
  3. Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding: An Ounce of Prevention. Neonatal Netw. 2020;39(6):356-362. PMID:33318232 
  4. Blood Pressure Profiles in Infants With Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), Response to Dopamine, and Association With Brain Injury. Front Pediatr. 2020;8:512. PMCID:PMC7479124  PMID:32984221 
  5. The Challenge of Risk Stratification of Infants Born Preterm in the Setting of Competing and Disparate Healthcare Outcomes. J Pediatr. 2020;223:194-196. PMID:32711746 
  6. The influence of pain, agitation, and their management on the immature brain. Pediatr Res. 2020;88(2):168-175. PMCID:PMC7223850  PMID:31896130 
  7. Provision of Sedation and Treatment of Seizures During Neonatal Therapeutic Hypothermia. Neonatal Netw. 2020;39(4):227-235. PMID:32675319 
  8. Racial disparities in calculated risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a dataset. Data Brief. 2020;30:105674. PMCID:PMC7248447  PMID:32478148 
  9. Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus: The Long Road to Improved Outcomes. Neonatal Netw. 2020;39(2):92-98. PMID:32317339 
  10. Respiratory medication use in extremely premature (<29 weeks) infants during initial NICU hospitalization: Results from the prematurity and respiratory outcomes program. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020;55(2):360-368. PMID:31794157 
  11. Key Potentially Inappropriate Drugs in Pediatrics: The KIDs List. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2020;25(3):175-191. PMCID:PMC7134587  PMID:32265601 
  12. Early Post-traumatic Seizure Occurrence in Pediatric Patients Receiving Levetiracetam Prophylaxis With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2020;25(3):241-245. PMCID:PMC7134584  PMID:32265608 
  13. Propranolol for the Treatment of Lymphatic Malformations in a Neonate - A Case Report and Review of Literature. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2020;25(2):155-162. PMCID:PMC7025746  PMID:32071591 
  14. Caffeine Therapy in Preterm Infants: The Dose (and Timing) Make the Medicine. Neonatal Netw. 2019;38(6):365-374. PMID:31712401 
  15. Application of an antibiotic spectrum index in the neonatal intensive care unit. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019;40(10):1181-1183. doi:10.1017/ice.2019  PMID:31352907 
  16. Pharmacotherapy for the Prevention of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Can Anything Compete with Caffeine and Corticosteroids? Neonatal Netw. 2019;38(4):242-249. PMID:31470395 
  17. Nicardipine for the Treatment of Neonatal Hypertension During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Pediatr Cardiol. 2019;40(5):1041-1045. PMID:31065758 
  18. Determinants of Initial Antibiotic Duration in Very Low Birth Weight Neonates. Infect Dis Ther. 2019;8(2):209-217. doi:10.1007/s40121-019-0241-6  PMCID:PMC6522625  PMID:30825133 
  19. Respiratory Medications in Infants <29 Weeks during the First Year Postdischarge: The Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program (PROP) Consortium. J Pediatr. 2019;208:148-155.e3. PMCID:PMC6486865  PMID:30857774 
  20. Black Race Is Associated with a Lower Risk of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. J Pediatr. 2019;207:130-135.e2. PMCID:PMC6458591  PMID:30612812 
  21. Acetaminophen Serum Concentrations in Infants Treated Intravenously for Patent Ductus Arteriosus. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2019;24(2):134-137. PMCID:PMC6478358  PMID:31019406 
  22. Intravenous Lipid Emulsions in Infants: Is Balanced Better? Neonatal Netw. 2019;38(1):39-45. PMID:30679255 
  23. Premedication for Endotracheal Intubation in the Neonate. Neonatal Netw. 2018;37(4):238-247. PMID:30567922 
  24. Prevention and Treatment of Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Preterm Neonates. Neonatal Netw. 2018;37(3):169-177. PMID:29789058 
  25. Antimicrobial Stewardship in Neonates: Challenges and Opportunities. Neonatal Netw. 2018;37(2):116-123. PMID:29615159 
  26. Characteristics of Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: Current Status of the Sharing Antimicrobial Reports for Pediatric Stewardship (SHARPS) Collaborative. Antibiotics (Basel). 2018;7(1). PMCID:PMC5872115  PMID:29370071 
  27. Acid Suppression for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Infants. Neonatal Netw. 2018;37(1):33-41. PMID:29436357 
  28. Acetaminophen for Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Extremely Low-Birth-Weight Neonates. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2017;22(6):461-466. PMCID:PMC5736259  PMID:29290747 
  29. Perinatal and neonatal use of sedation and analgesia. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017;22(5):314-320. PMID:28734732 
  30. Precipitation of Heparin Products With Calcium Gluconate: The Activity of Inactive Ingredients. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2017;22(4):314-315. PMCID:PMC5562213  PMID:28943828 
  31. Low-frequency blood pressure oscillations and inotrope treatment failure in premature infants. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2017;123(1):55-61. PMCID:PMC6157481  PMID:28428252 
  32. Treatment of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn: Use of Pulmonary Vasodilators in Term Neonates. Neonatal Netw. 2017;36(3):160-168. PMID:28494828 
  33. Analgesia in the Premature Neonate: Walking the Tightrope Requires a Great Team. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2017;31(2):99-100. PMID:28437299 
  34. Management of Neonatal Hypotension. Neonatal Netw. 2017;36(1):40-47. PMID:28137353 
  35. Pharmacist-driven respiratory syncytial virus prophylaxis stewardship service in a neonatal intensive care unit. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2016;73(24):2089-2094. PMID:27919877 
  36. Morphine exposure in preterm infants correlates with impaired cerebellar growth and poorer neurodevelopmental outcome. Evid Based Med. 2016;21(6):234. PMID:27760778 
  37. Early High-Dose Caffeine Increases Seizure Burden in Extremely Preterm Neonates: A Preliminary Study. J Caffeine Res. 2016;6(3):101-107. PMCID:PMC5031091  PMID:27679737 
  38. Systemic Corticosteroids for the Prevention of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Picking the Right Drug for the Right Baby. Neonatal Netw. 2016;35(4):234-9. PMID:27461202 
  39. Pharmacotherapy for Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Current Options and Outstanding Questions. Curr Pediatr Rev. 2016;12(2):110-9. PMID:27197952 
  40. Pharmacotherapy for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Choosing the Right Opioid or No Opioid at All. Neonatal Netw. 2016;35(5):314-20. PMID:27636696 
  41. Brain Injury and Development in Preterm Infants Exposed to Fentanyl. Ann Pharmacother. 2015;49(12):1291-7. PMCID:PMC4644677  PMID:26369570 
  42. A pilot randomized trial of high-dose caffeine therapy in preterm infants. Pediatr Res. 2015;78(2):198-204. PMCID:PMC4928641  PMID:25856169 
  43. Neonatal morphine exposure in very preterm infants-cerebral development and outcomes. J Pediatr. 2015;166(5):1200-1207.e4. PMCID:PMC4928575  PMID:25919729 
  44. Inotrope and vasopressor support in neonates. NeoReviews. 2015;16:e351-e361. 
  45. Neonatal pain control and neurologic effects of anesthetics and sedatives in preterm infants. Clin Perinatol. 2014;41(1):209-27. PMCID:PMC3925313  PMID:24524456 
  46. Probiotic use in the NICCU: What's taking so long? Infant Child Adolesc Nutr. 2014;6:270-272. 
  47. Vancomycin trough concentrations in overweight or obese pediatric patients. Pharmacotherapy. 2013;33(12):1273-7. PMID:23798327 
  48. Sedation and analgesia in mechanically ventilated preterm neonates: continue standard of care or experiment? J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2012;17(4):351-64. PMCID:PMC3567888  PMID:23413121 
  49. Oseltamivir dosing in premature infants. J Infect Dis. 2012;206(6):847-50. PMCID:PMC3572879  PMID:22807525 
  50. Gastrointestinal complications associated with ibuprofen therapy for patent ductus arteriosus. J Perinatol. 2011;31(7):465-70. PMID:21252965 
  51. Fluconazole to prevent systemic fungal infections in infants: reviewing the evidence. Neonatal Netw. 2010;29(5):323-33. PMID:20829180 
  52. Indomethacin pharmacodynamics are altered by surfactant: a possible challenge to current indomethacin dosing guidelines created before surfactant availability. Pediatr Cardiol. 2010;31(4):505-10. PMID:20063159 
  53. Necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants with patent ductus arteriosus: does indomethacin increase the risk? Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. 2008;1(4):209-216. 
  54. Treatment of Citrobacter koseri infection with ciprofloxacin and cefotaxime in a preterm infant. Ann Pharmacother. 2008;42(7):1134-8. PMID:18577764 
  55. Aminophylline compatibility with neonatal total parenteral nutrition. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2008;13(2):76-9. PMCID:PMC3462061  PMID:23055868 
  56. The role of an intravenous fat emulsion composed of fish oil in a parenteral nutrition-dependent patient with hypertriglyceridemia. Nutr Clin Pract. 2007;22(6):664-72. PMID:18042955 
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