Samuel Suen PharmD

2021-2022 FDA/ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellow

Sam is currently a Safe Medication Management Fellow at the FDA/ISMP. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Upon completing his undergraduate studies, he earned his PharmD from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and received his post-graduate residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. As a pharmacy resident, Sam actively participated in interdisciplinary medication safety committee meetings to evaluate contributing factors of medication-related errors.

Sam’s passion for medication safety began in pharmacy school while working as a clinical applications pharmacy intern at Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. During this time, he served as a project lead on developing & implementing an emergency preparedness plan to ensure continued pharmacy operations during downtime events. Additionally, he partook in implementing a hospital-wide education program for an insulin pen to vial transition at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Sam looks forward to learning and working with medication safety experts at the FDA and ISMP during this fellowship. In particular, he believes it is imperative to understand system-based causes of medication errors, utilize medication proprietary name review, and apply human factors engineering to improve medication use systems.

Sam Suen