Jenna Bognaski Kaplan, PharmD, BCPPS


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist

Residency Associated Title and Involvement

Adjunct Clinical Preceptor


Undergraduate: SUNY University at Buffalo

School of Pharmacy: University of Michigan

PGY1: Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Rotation Title

Pediatric Oncology (Inpatient)

Rotation Description:

The inpatient pediatric hematology and oncology team is a multidisciplinary team made up of medical residents, fellows, nurse practitioners, a pharmacist, hematologists & oncologists, dietitians, care managers, and social workers. Oncology patients are admitted to this service to receive scheduled chemotherapy or to manage complications associated with their treatment or disease state. Hematology patients admitted to the service can range from patients with hemophilia who are admitted to manage an acute bleed to patients with sickle cell disease who are admitted for a pain crisis.

The focus of the rotation will be on oncologic disease states unless the learner has a specific interest in benign hematology. Common disease states encountered include ALL, AML, osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, & neuroblastoma. The learner will also encounter a variety of infectious disease and supportive care related topics, including chemotherapy-induced nausea & vomiting, tumor lysis syndrome, febrile neutropenia, total parenteral nutrition, and pain management. The learner will perform comprehensive admission medication reconciliations, assess the appropriateness of drug therapies, develop therapeutic plans to optimize treatment and supportive care regimens, participate in patient care rounds, respond to drug information questions, educate patients and families, and assist in discharge coordination.

For more information contact:

Kamakshi Rao

Kamakshi Rao, PharmD, BCOP, CPP, FASHP
Assistant Director, Academic Enterprises and Research Programs