Jim Thigpen joined the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy in 2008 after working as a
clinical pharmacist for nearly 15 years. He is originally from Charleston, SC and
attended Clemson University before attending pharmacy school at the Medical University
of South Carolina. He received his BS in Pharmacy at MUSC in 1990 and his PharmD in
1992. After completing a residency in pediatric pharmacy practice he moved to Johnson
City in 1993. He coordinates Pharmacy Practice V and Pharmacotherapy III as well as
an Advanced Pediatrics Elective course. His practice site is Niswonger Children's
Hospital, where he precepts 18 students per year. He and his wife, Dawn, have two
sons and one daughter.
Education, Degree, & Post Graduate Training:
B.S. in Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina, 1990
Doctor of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina, 1992
Residency in Pediatric Pharmacy Practice, Medical University of South Carolina, 1992-1993
Accepted the position of clinical pharmacist at Johnson City Medical Center in 1993.
Joined BGCOP in 2008.
Pediatrics and Hospital Pharmacy
Pharmacy Practice V, Pharmacotherapy III, Advanced Pediatrics Elective
General Pediatrics, Neonatology, Teaching and Knowledge Research
Thigpen J, Odle B. "Intravenous and Inhaled Antimicrobials at Home in Cystic Fibrosis
Patients" Home Health Care Manag Pract 2014;26(2):101-109
Thigpen J, Miller SE, Pond BB. "Behavioral Side Effects of Antiepileptic Medications",
U.S. Pharmacist 2013; 38(11):HS 15-20
Morrison JT, Lugo RA, Thigpen JC, Brown SD. "Stability of Extemporaneously Prepared
Lansoprazole Suspension at Two Temperatures" Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and
Siu A, Thigpen J. Principles of Pharmacotherapy in Pediatrics. In Pharmacotherapeutics
for Advanced Practice: A Practical Approach. Peterson AM, Arcangelo VP (editors) Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012
Significant Regional, State, or National Service:
Faculty Senator for ETSU
PPAG, ACCP, AACP
Personal motto or favorite quote:
"God does not deduct from a man's allotted time those hours spent fishing" & "It is
better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot"