PHARMACY LEADERS

Pamela Schweitzer

Former Chief Pharmacist Officer of USPHS

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About

As one of the leading voices in pharmacy, Pamela Schweitzer combines her expertise in public health policy with her dedication to serving underrepresented communities. In 2014, she became the first woman to serve as the Assistant Surgeon General and Chief Pharmacist Officer of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and made meaningful change in her 4-year term. Throughout her career in public service, Pam has worked to modernize Medicaid eligibility and enrollment, improve drug pricing, and implement inclusive policies. Now, in retirement, Pam works as a Senior Consultant at the Loran Group and continues to serve on the board at the NCPDP Foundation, the board of trustees at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Services, and the board of directors at the NCPA Innovation Center. Outside of pharmacy, Pam is a private pilot and certified scuba diver.
Organizations
  • Tabula Rasa HealthCare - Board of Directors
  • NCPA Innovation Center - Board of Directors
  • National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) - Board Member
  • Albany College of Pharmacy - Board of Trustees
Notable Achievements
  • 1st-Ever Female US Chief Pharmacist Officer
  • 2014 - APhA Distinguished Federal Pharmacist Award
  • 2012 - USPHS Mary Louise Anderson Leadership Award
  • 2013 - IHS Senior Pharmacist of the Year Award
  • 2016 - ASHP William Zelmer Lecture Award
  • 2017 - NCPDP Champion Award
  • 2018 - Surgeon General Exemplary Service Medal
  • 2019 - ASHP 2019 Distinguished Leadership Award
Areas of Focus and Expertise
  • Large-Scale Clinical Project Leadership

About

As one of the leading voices in pharmacy, Pamela Schweitzer combines her expertise in public health policy with her dedication to serving underrepresented communities. In 2014, she became the first woman to serve as the Assistant Surgeon General and Chief Pharmacist Officer of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and made meaningful change in her 4-year term. Throughout her career in public service, Pam has worked to modernize Medicaid eligibility and enrollment, improve drug pricing, and implement inclusive policies. Now, in retirement, Pam works as a Senior Consultant at the Loran Group and continues to serve on the board at the NCPDP Foundation, the board of trustees at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Services, and the board of directors at the NCPA Innovation Center. Outside of pharmacy, Pam is a private pilot and certified scuba diver.
Organizations
  • Tabula Rasa HealthCare - Board of Directors
  • NCPA Innovation Center - Board of Directors
  • National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) - Board Member
  • Albany College of Pharmacy - Board of Trustees
Notable Achievements
  • 1st-Ever Female US Chief Pharmacist Officer
  • 2014 - APhA Distinguished Federal Pharmacist Award
  • 2012 - USPHS Mary Louise Anderson Leadership Award
  • 2013 - IHS Senior Pharmacist of the Year Award
  • 2016 - ASHP William Zelmer Lecture Award
  • 2017 - NCPDP Champion Award
  • 2018 - Surgeon General Exemplary Service Medal
  • 2019 - ASHP 2019 Distinguished Leadership Award
Areas of Focus and Expertise
  • Large-Scale Clinical Project Leadership
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Podcast

Podcast

Episode
36

One Mission. One Purpose.

In what direction is pharmacy moving? Find out what exciting projects Rear Admiral Pamela Schweitzer, Former Chief Pharmacist Officer of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, is working on to advance the future of the profession. How can pharmacists, technology vendors, other healthcare providers, and health plans collaborate to fit all the pieces together for a shared purpose? From medical billing to vaccine hesitancy to EHRs, Pamela Schweizter is bringing her experience and insights to the conversation.
In what direction is pharmacy moving? Find out what exciting projects Rear Admiral Pamela Schweitzer, Former Chief Pharmacist...
COVID-19 • Payment Model • Clinical Services • Technology
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