Allison Barnes, PharmD

Drug Information Reviewer


Critical care


University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • Kidney/pancreas transplant clinical pharmacist

  • Transplant researcher


Allison Barnes, PharmD, is a kidney and pancreas transplant pharmacist at a teaching hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area. When she’s not educating patients about their immunosuppressants, she’s actively involved in transplant research. She gave an oral presentation on her pharmacogenomics research at the 2019 American Transplant Congress (ATC).


Ally double majored in psychology and pre-medicine and double minored in chemistry and Spanish at the University of Miami. She then received her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Prior to working for GoodRx, she helped build clinical content for while completing a first-year pharmacy residency at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. Afterwards, she completed a second-year specialized residency in solid organ transplant at UCSF.

While spending my days teaching transplant patients with many ethnic backgrounds and various education levels, I've learned the importance of making complex and vital medication information digestible for all. Understanding your medications is the key to managing your health.

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