Pharmacist Spotlight: Jackson Murphy

Hawthorne Pharmacist Spotlight


Meet Jackson Murphy, PharmD, our Pharmacist and Location Manager at Hawthorne Aiken Pharmacy.

Where did you go to school?

I attended the University of South Carolina and obtained a bachelor's degree in Biology, and then attended the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy and graduated in 2013.

How long have you been with Hawthorne?

I have been with Hawthorne since I graduated in 2013. I worked for 5 years at the Medicine Mart Pharmacy in West Columbia during pharmacy school and always knew that I wanted to practice in the Independent Pharmacy environment due to the close patient relationships that can be formed. 

What made you want to go into pharmacy?

I chose pharmacy because it was uniquely positioned to incorporate my interests in biology, chemistry, and public service.

Why did you choose Hawthorne Pharmacy?

I chose Hawthorne Pharmacy after having a great rotation experience at the Taylor Street compounding lab during my last year of pharmacy school. I felt that the company had core values that are very similar to my own and that it would be a great work environment.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

I enjoy the relationships and trust that is forged between myself and the patients that I serve.

What do you like most about being in the Aiken area?

I enjoy Aiken because it still has a small-town feel. I grew up in Lexington prior to its incredible growth and feel that Aiken still has retained that small-town charm.

What is your area of expertise?

I have received formal training in both sterile and non-sterile compounding. 

How are you involved in the Pharmacy Community?

I am a member of the SC Pharmacy Association and the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding.

What are you up to when you're not in the lab?

I enjoy hiking and kayaking and also hold my private pilot's license and enjoying flying small airplanes with my father in my free time.

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