Justin D. Griner, PharmD ’13

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2023 Recent Alumnus Award Winner

Justin Griner

Dr. Justin Griner is an Emergency Department Clinical Pharmacist at Regional One Health. He is in the process of starting an Emergency Medicine Residency Program (PGY-2) at Regional One Health and will serve as the Residency Program Director. He is currently a PGY-1 and PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor in Emergency Medicine and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science at the UTHSC College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Griner currently serves on multiple committees at Regional One Health including the Antibiotic Stewardship Committee, Resuscitation Committee, and the Opioid Stewardship Committee. Previously, he served on the Emergency Department Strategy & Clinical Operations Committee for four years.

He is the Chair of the Legislative and Regulatory Committee for the Tennessee Pharmacist Association and previously as Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for the Tennessee Society of Health System Pharmacists. He is President-Elect of the TSHP. He also holds professional affiliations with the American Pharmacist Association and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

In 2019, Dr. Griner was an integral part of the creation of the Opioid Light program at Regional One Health, encouraging providers to prescribe fewer opioids whenever possible. He has also worked with the Shelby County Opioid Education and Prevention Workgroup.

In 2021, the Memphis Business Journal named him a Health Care Hero for his critical role in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as an inpatient pharmacy manager at Regional One Health. He was also awarded the 2020 Health System Pharmacist of the Year by the Tennessee Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Dr. Griner is from Hohenwald, TN and is a 2013 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. In his free time, Dr. Griner enjoys reading, fishing, and being outdoors. He teaches Sunday School for 4th and 5th graders at Highland Church of Christ in Cordova, TN. He is completing his MBA this spring from The University of Memphis, Fogelman College of Business and Economics.

Dr. Griner is married to his wife, Katie. Together they are kept busy with their two young children, Elizabeth, and Joe.