Catherine M. Crill, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCNSP

Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Pediatrics
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

MEMPHIS TN 381632198
Tel: (901) 448-6045


  • 1997 - 1999, Fellowship, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN, Pediatric Pharmacotherapy and Nutrition Support
  • 1996 - 1997, Residency, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, Pediatric Pharmacotherapy
  • 1992 - 1996, Pharm.D., The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, Pharmacy
  • 1989 - 1992, B.S., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Liberal Arts

Research Interest/Specialty

Neonatal and Pediatric Parenteral Nutrition, specifically:

  • Micronutrition (mineral provision and homeostasis, carnitine supplementation)
  • Complications (catheter related bloodstream infections, lipid sterility, liver disease, micronutrient deficiency)
  • Parenteral nutrition safety

Clinical Care Specialty/Interest

  • Director and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Parenteral Nutrition Service, Le Bonheur Children''s Hospital, Memphis, TN

  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Children''s Intestinal Rehabilitation Center at Le Bonheur (CIRCLe), Memphis, TN


  1. Norman, JL, Crill, CM. Optimizing the transition to home parenteral nutrition in pediatric patients. Nutr Clin Pract, 26 (3), 273-85, 2011.
  2. Tillman, EM, Crill, CM, Black, DD, Hak, EB, Lazar, LF, Christensen, ML, Huang, EY, Helms, RA. Enteral fish oil for treatment of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease in six infants with short-bowel syndrome. Pharmacotherapy, 31 (5), 503-9, 2011.
  3. Crill, CM, Hak, EB, Robinson, LA, Helms, RA. Evaluation of microbial contamination associated with different preparation methods for neonatal intravenous fat emulsion infusion. Am J Health Syst Pharm, 67 (11), 914-8, 2010.
  4. Zimmermann, MB, Crill, CM. Iodine in enteral and parenteral nutrition. Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab, 24 (1), 143-58, 2010.
  5. Crill, CM, Matlock, MA, Pinner, NA, Self, TH. Integration of first- and second-year introductory pharmacy practice experiences. Am J Pharm Educ, 73 (3), 50, 2009.
  6. Crill, CM, Helms, RA. The use of carnitine in pediatric nutrition. Nutr Clin Pract, 22 (2), 204-13, 2007.
  7. Wassil SK, Crill CM, Phelps SJ. Impregnated catheters in the prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther, 12, 77-90, 2007.
  8. Crill, CM, Storm, MC, Christensen, ML, Hankins, CT, Bruce Jenkins, M, Helms, RA. Carnitine supplementation in premature neonates: effect on plasma and red blood cell total carnitine concentrations, nutrition parameters and morbidity. Clin Nutr, 25 (6), 886-96, 2006.
  9. Lester, LR, Crill, CM, Hak, EB. Should adding albumin to parenteral nutrient solutions be considered an unsafe practice. Am J Health Syst Pharm, 63 (17), 1656-61, 2006.
  10. Crill, CM, Christensen, ML, Storm, MC, Helms, RA. Relative bioavailability of carnitine supplementation in premature neonates. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr, 30 (5), 421-5, 2006.
  11. Crill, CM, Hak, EB, Helms, RA. Accuracy of parenteral nutrition solutions compounded with automated systems and by hand. Am J Health Syst Pharm, 62 (22), 2345, 2348, 2005.
  12. Hak, EB, Crill, CM, Bugnitz, MC, Mouser, JF, Chesney, RW. Increased parathyroid hormone and decreased calcitriol during neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Intensive Care Med, 31 (2), 264-70, 2005.
  13. Wessel, J, Balint, J, Crill, C, Klotz, K, , , ,. Standards for specialized nutrition support: hospitalized pediatric patients. Nutr Clin Pract, 20 (1), 103-16, 2005.
  14. Crill, CM, Bugnitz, MC, Hak, EB. Evaluation of gastric pH and guaiac measurements in neonates receiving acid suppression therapy during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Pharmacotherapy, 24 (9), 1130-6, 2004.
  15. Crill CM, Wassil SK, Quiros-Tejeira RE. Liver disease and parenteral nutrition in an adolescent with cystic fibrosis. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther, 9, 274-79, 2004.
  16. Marks KM, Crill CM. Calcium and phosphorous in pediatric parenteral nutrition. J Pharm Pract, 17, 432-46, 2004.
  17. Crill CM, Schentag JJ. Acute renal failure in a pediatric patient receiving gentamicin.. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther, 6, 244-48, 2001.
  18. Hak EB, Crill CM, Cyr NA, Lobe TE, Helms RA. Effects of normalizing serum albumin on tolerance of enteral feeding and morbidity in surgical infants receiving parenteral nutrition.. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther, 6, 476-84, 2001.
  19. Crill CM, Wang B, Storm MC, Helms RA. Carnitine: a conditionally essential nutrient in the neonatal population?. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther, 6, 223-34, 2001.
  20. Crill, CM, Hak, EB. Upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding in critically ill pediatric patients. Pharmacotherapy, 19 (2), 162-80, 1999.
  21. Crill CM, Wang B, Storm MC, Helms RA. Carnitine: a conditionally essential nutrient in the neonatal population? 1999;4:127-138.. J Pediatr Pharm Pract, 4, 127-38, 1999.