VSHP Membership Spotlight
What initially motivated you to join VSHP?
Educational meetings and ability to network with colleagues around the state
Where did you go to pharmacy school?
Where have you trained or worked?
Medical/Surgical ICU at Lakeland Regional Medical Center
Clinical Coordinator for Carilion Health System; Roanoke, VA
Clinical Asst Professor UF-WPPD Program
Fellowship Preceptor for Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Sanofi-Aventis CV-RML for VA/WV/Washington DC
Sanofi-Genzyme MSL in MS-Neurosciences for VA/WV/Washington DC
Pfizer CV/Metabolic Field Medical Director for VA/WV
Describe your current area of practice and practice setting:
CV/Metabolic-Field Medical Affairs for Pfizer in which I support education of HCP’s on disease state, on- and off- label information of our marketed products, and Pfizer’s pipeline and investigational assets
What advice would you give to student pharmacists?
Pharmacy is a very diverse and rewarding career but has undergone significant change since I first started working in a pharmacy in 1978. Depending on the goals and practice setting of the student, the student may want to consider PGY-1, -2, residency or even a PhD.
Do you have any special interests or hobbies outside of work?
Hunting, Fishing, and Scuba diving. I have a 5-year plan to obtain my commercial pilots license (currently have private pilot license) as a second career for after I retire
What is your favorite place to vacation?
Greece and stay home