John M. Valgus, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

The core members of the clinical team have professional training and certification in palliative medicine and palliative care nursing. Members of the core team are based in the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health Care System. Palliative care encompasses humanistic and scientific contributions from many perspectives; we rely on effective collaborations with community partners, faculty from other Schools at the University of North Carolina, and input from faculty outside of UNC.


John Valgus is a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He is the director of the hematology/oncology PGY2 residency at UNC Hospitals. He is also a member of the UNC Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy. Dr. Valgus received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He completed his pharmacy practice and hematology/oncology residencies at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics and completed a fellowship in clinical pharmacogenetics at GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Valgus is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist. His research and practice interests focus on supportive care in cancer patients and the implementation of personalized medicine.