Jill Bates, PharmD, MS, BCOP

Jill Bates, PharmD, MS, BCOP, Lymphoma pharmacist

Jill Bates, PharmD, MS, BCOP, is the lymphoma program’s clinical pharmacist practitioner. She is an expert in medication management for patients with hematologic malignancies. Dr. Bates serves the program in a role working with the patients to ensure they receive the best care with respect to chemotherapy, oral chemotherapy, symptom management, and education on your treatments. She will work with the patients as their medication advocate to ensure everyone has access to, symptom support for, and understanding of your cancer care treatments.

Dr. Bates is director of the UNC Oncology Pharmacy residency program and conducts research with a special interest in educational research and practice advancement for patients with hematologic malignancies. Dr. Bates has served in nationally elected leadership roles with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and was appointed to the Hematology Oncology Pharmacist Association. In recognition for her outstanding leadership and contributions to the field of pharmacy, Duke University's Department of Pharmacy presented her with the Milton W. Skolaut Leadership Award in 2014.

Dr. Bates is originally from Chicago and completed a research-based master’s degree at Northern Illinois University, doctor of pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago and two years of specialized residency training in oncology pharmacy at Duke University Medical Center. She lives with her husband and two children in Apex and enjoys running and gardening for fun.