Leslie A. Hamilton, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, BCPS, BCCCP

Associate Professor
Admin-College of Pharmacy

Office: 1924 ALCOA HWY, BOX 117 KNOXVILLE TN 37920
Tel: (865) 946-3401


  • Pharm.D., The University of TN Health Science Center, Pharmacy

Curriculum Vitae


-Critical Care PGY2 Specialty Residency (ASHP-Accredited):  2008-2009

     The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

-PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency (ASHP-Accredited):  2007-2008

     Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, NC

-Pharm.D., The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN:  2007

Honors and Awards

2018 AACP Walmart Scholar

2018 Faculty Commencement Hooder

2018 Fellow of the Society of Critical Care Medicine

2017 Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy

2017 Tennessee Pharmacists Association Distinguished Young Pharmacist

2016 University of Tennessee, Most Influential Professor

2016 Faculty Commencement Hooder

2016 AACP Walmart Scholar

2016 University of Tennessee, Phi Delta Chi Teacher of the Semester Award

2015 University of Tennessee, Most Influential Professor

2015 University of Tennessee Health Science Center SGAEC Excellence in Teaching Award

2014 Best Student Abstract, ACCP Critical Care PRN, ACCP Annual Meeting

2014 Preceptor of the Year, University of Tennessee Medical Center

2013 University of Tennessee, Most Influential Professor

2012 Auburn University, Preceptor of Excellence

2011 Auburn University, Preceptor of Excellence

2010 Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation

2010 Who’s Who In Healthcare

2010 Best Poster, ALSHP Summer Meeting


Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP)

Advanced Stroke Life Support

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery CertificateBasic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals


1.      Connor KA, Hamilton LA.  Pursuing Board of Pharmacy Specialties certification.  Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2010; 67: 1150-1.

2.      Knott LN, Hamilton LA.  Risk of Cancer in Patients Receiving Insulin Glargine.  Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2010; 67: 2025-31.

3.      Dickerson RN, Hamilton LA, Brown RO.  Use of a Standardized Progress Note and Assessment Form for Performance Evaluation and Quality Improvement.  Nutr Clin Pract 2010; 25: 490-6.

4.      Dickerson RN, Hamilton LA, Connor KA, et al.  Increased Hypoglycemia Associated with Renal Failure during Continuous Intravenous Insulin Infusion and Specialized Nutrition Support.  Nutrition 2011; 27: 766-72.

5.      Dery AS, Hamilton LA, Starr JA.  The Use of Nebivolol in the Treatment of Heart Failure.  Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2011; 68: 879-86.

6.      Hamilton LA.  Clinical Implications of Subcutaneous Glucose Monitoring in Critically Ill Patients.  Crit Care Med 2011; 39: 883-4.

7.      Hamilton LA, Trobaugh KA.  Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS):  Use of Specialized Nutrients in Pediatric Patients and Infants.  Nutr Clin Pract 2011; 26: 26-30.

8.      Pinner NA, Hamilton LA, Hughes A.  Roflumilast: A Phosphodiesterase-4 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.  Clin Ther 2012; 34: 56-66.

9.      Hamilton LA, Wood CW, Magnotti LJ, et al.  Treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia with High-Dose Vancomycin or Linezolid.  J Trauma 2012; 72; 1478-83.

10.       Pinner NA, Hamilton LA.  The authors respond.  Clin Ther 2012; 34: 1842-3.

11.       Hamilton LA, Abbott GV, Cooper JB.  High-Risk Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome Outcomes in Patients Treated with Unfractionated Heparin Monitored Using Anti-Xa Concentrations Versus Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time.  Hosp Pharm 2013; 48:  389-95.

12.       Hamilton LA, Watts CS, Crain MR.  Hyperkalemia and Rhabdomyolysis with Succinylcholine Used for Rapid Sequence Intubation:  A Case Report.  J Pharm Technol 2013; 29: 247-9.

13.       Furr AT, Hamilton LA.  Medications and Effects on Indirect Calorimetry.  Support Line 2013; 35: 24-5.

14.       Hamilton LA.  Role of Amantadine in Traumatic Brain Injury.  Currents:  Neurocritical Care Society 2013; 8: 16.

15.       Smetana KS, Suda KJ, Hamilton LA.  Fixed Drug Eruption in an Epileptic Patient Previously Receiving Warfarin.  J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep 2013; 1:  1-3.

16.       Poole BB, Hamilton LA, Brockman M, Byrd DC.  Interstitial Pneumonitis from Treatment with Gemcitabine in Pancreatic Cancer.  Hosp Pharm 2014; 9: 847-50.

17.       Elliott WV, Suda KJ, Hamilton LA, Curry KY, Byrd DC.  Impact of the Elimination of Learner-Centered Assignments on Students'' Performance in and Evaluation of a Drug Information and Literature Evaluation Course.  Curr Pharm Teach Learn 2014; 6: 483-7.

18.       Elmore LK, Hamilton LA.  Argatroban for the Treatment of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia in End Stage Renal Disease and Acute Kidney Injury.  Tenn Med 2015: 3: Article 3.

19.       Hamilton LA, Lockhart NR, Crain MR.  Candida glabrata and Candida tropicalis in an immunocompetent patient: A case report.  J Pharm Pract 2015; 28: 284-7.

20.       Rinehart DR, Lockhart NR, Hamilton LA, et al.  Management of Apixaban-Associated Subdural Hematoma:  A Case Report on the Use of Factor Eight Inhibitor Bypassing Activity (FEIBA).  Crit Care Med 2015; 43: e203-7.

21.       Dickey SE, Mabry WA, Hamilton LA.  Possible sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim-induced pancreatitis in a complicated adolescent patient post-traumatic injury.  J Pharm Pract 2015:  28: 419-24.

22.      Rowe AS, Hamilton LA, Curtis RA, Davis CR, Smith LN, Peek GK, Reynolds VW.  Risk factors for discharge on a new antipsychotic medication after admission to an intensive care unit.  J Crit Care 2015; 30: 1283-6.

23.      Madere TC, Mendez JB, Nordmeyer ST, Heidel RE, Hamilton LA.  Evaluation of Intravenous Acetaminophen on Length of Stay in Abdominal Surgery Patients.  Hosp Pharm 2016; 51: 230-6.

24.      Hamilton LA, Franks A, Heidel RE, McDonough SLK, Suda KJ.  Assessing the Utility of Online Learning and Social Media in Pharmacy Education.  Am J Pharm Educ 2016; 80: Article 97.

25.      Rowe AS, Mahbubani PS, Bucklin MH, Clark CT, Hamilton LA. Activated Prothrombin Complex Concentrate Versus Plasma for Reversal of Warfarin-Associated Hemorrhage.  Pharmacotherapy 2016; 36: 1132-7.

26.      Hamilton LA, Collins-Yoder A, Collins RE. DILI: Drug Induced Liver Injury. AACN Adv Crit Care 2016; 27: 430-40.

27.      Bader MK, Cahoon WD, Figueroa SA, Wavra T, Guanci MM, Mathiesen C, Hamilton LA.  Clinical Q&A: Translating Therapeutic Temperature Management from Theory to Practice. Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag 2017; 7: 111-115.

28.      Hamilton LA, Darby SH, Hamilton AJ, Wilkerson MH, Morgan KA.  Case Report of Wernicke’s Encephalopathy After Sleeve Gastrectomy.  Nutr Clin Pract 2018; 33: 510-4.

              29.     Livesay S, Figueroa SA, Hamilton LA, Cahoon WD Jr., Blissitt PA. Clinical Q&A: Translating Therapeutic Temperature
               Management from Theory to Practice. Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag 2017; 7: 178-82.

              30.     Horner D, Altshuler D, Droege C, Feih J, Ferguson K, Fiorenza M, Greathouse K, Hamilton LA, Pfaff C, Roller L,
                Stollings J, Wong A. Major publications in the critical care pharmacotherapy literature: January - December 2016. J Crit
2018; 43: 327-39.