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College of Pharmacy

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Whitney D. Maxwell, Pharm.D., BCPS

Title: Associate Professor / Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences
College of Pharmacy
Phone: 803-777-4715


Doctor of Pharmacy
Medical University of South Carolina, 2008

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
University of Virginia Health System, 2010

PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Specialty Residency (Emphasis in Family Medicine)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010

Whitney Maxwell, Pharm.D., is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences at the College of Pharmacy who joined the faculty in 2011. She earned her doctor of pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2008, completed PGY-1 residency training in 2009 at the University of Virginia Health System and completed a PGY-2 pharmacotherapy specialty residency with an emphasis in family medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. She received board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist in 2009, and her clinical experience centers on ambulatory care. Her research interests include transitions of care, pharmacogenetics and venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and management. 

Maxwell received the South Carolina College of Pharmacy Extra Mile faculty award in 2013 and currently serves as the coordinator of upstate experiential education for the College of Pharmacy, as faculty development coordinator and as co-adviser for USC’s founding Phi Delta Chi professional fraternity chapter. She is active in several professional organizations, and her participation includes serving on the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists education committee from 2011-2012 and as the USC campus faculty liaison from 2012-2013. In addition, has also served on the membership, education and nominations committees for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Ambulatory Care PRN.

Research Interests

  • transitions of care
  • pharmacogenetics
  • venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and treatment


Wilke RA, Ramsey L, Johnson SG, Maxwell WD, et al.  The Clinical Pharmacogenomics Implementation Consortium CPIC guideline for SLCO1B1 and simvastatin-induced myopathy.  Clinical  Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2012;92:112-117. PMID:  22617227.

Maxwell WD, Bennett CL. Venous Thromboembolism: a Review of Burden, Risk Factors, and Evidence in Support of Thromboprophylaxis in Ambulatory Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy.  Semin Thromb Hemost. 2012;38:759-767.  PMID: 23111863.

Maxwell WD, Bennett CL.  Will Newer Anticoagulants Improve Therapy Persistence?  Arch Int Med 2012;172(19):1689-1690.

Hawes EM, Maxwell WD, Ford SK, Mangun J, Lin FC. Impact of an Outpatient Pharmacist Intervention on Medication Discrepancies and Health Care Resource Utilization in Posthospitalization Care Transitions.  Journal of Primary Care and Community Health. 2013; doi:10.1177/2150131913502489.

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