Baptist Cancer Center Oncology Pharmacy Residents

Lexi Taylor

PGY2 Resident

Lexi Taylor 

Undergraduate degree
Jones College; Ellisville, MS

Pharmacy degree
Doctor of Pharmacy; William Carey University School of Pharmacy; Biloxi, MS

About Lexi
Lexi was born and raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She has a passion for helping those with hematologic or oncologic needs. Her grandmother, a 20-year cancer survivor of breast cancer, is her inspiration to specialize within pharmacy. Her interests include antimicrobial stewardship, anticoagulant monitoring and immuno-oncology/targeted therapies. In her spare time, Lexi enjoys shopping online, enjoying good food, listening to music and spending time with her boyfriend.

Why did you choose pharmacy as a career?
I've always wanted to give back to my community through medicine but never knew the right path growing up. My grandfather, a fellow pharmacist and my inspiration, showed me what I could do with my love of medicinal chemistry, mathematics and disease states to be a valuable asset on a health care team. I hope to be an excellent clinical pharmacist like him one day.

Why did you choose Baptist? 
Baptist is located back in my home state, and I truly wanted to come back closer to home. The staff are kind, caring and passionate about our cancer patients. I quickly felt like I was part of the Baptist family due to the hospitality I've received from every facet of our interdisciplinary teams. I look forward to continuing to work with my preceptors and learn from this incredible group of pharmacists.  

What is your day like?
My day typically revolves around completing multiple areas of learning. I spend most of my day in our pharmacy infusion rooms which gives me ample opportunities to improve my confidence in order verification and compound chemotherapy when needed. I also collaborate closely with our infusion nurses when it comes to any changes in medication orders, evaluating laboratory values or making recommendations to present to the doctor and improve patient outcomes. My newest task towards the end of my day is working with our lung team on our smoking cessation program. I work with our prescribers to evaluate pharmacotherapeutic cessation options for each patient, determine quitting goals, identify triggers or habits and follow-up on the patient's progress as indicated.

What is your favorite thing about Memphis?
My favorite thing about Memphis is that there is always something to do. Need to go shopping? Hit up one of the many massive shopping centers within a 15-mile radius. Looking for good food? It's all around us. The options for tasty cuisines are endless, and if you love BBQ like I do, then this is the place to be. I can't wait to get out and visit some of the museums, the Memphis Zoo and Graceland soon.