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David Witmer

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38328 Ocean Vista Dr Apt 1089
Selbyville, DE
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Biography

Dr. Witmer currently serves as Senior Vice President at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in Bethesda, and is primarily responsible for overseeing purchase and sale of ASHP’s 163,000 square foot office building and the lease, design, and construction of 65,000 square feet of new office space in downtown Bethesda. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Maryland, Vice President of the Office of Member Relations, Director of the Professional Practice and Scientific Affairs Division, Director of ASHP’s Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists, and as Director of the Clinical Affairs Department. Prior to joining the staff of ASHP, Dr. Witmer practiced as a clinical pharmacist and served in management roles at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio and the Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He also held faculty positions at the University of Cincinnati and University of Oklahoma Colleges of Pharmacy.

Dr. Witmer has published and presented both nationally and internationally on numerous topics related to pharmacy practice and has served on a variety of advisory committees both at ASHP and other organizations. He has served as the Secretary of ASHP’s Commission on Therapeutics, Council on Pharmacy Practice, Council on Pharmacy Management, and Task Force on Science. Dr. Witmer was a contributing author on five petitions to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties resulting in formal BPS recognition of new pharmacy specialties and has conducted research and published on the impact of drug shortages in hospitals. Dr. Witmer has appeared on Fox News Network, ABC World News Tonight, and News Night Maryland and has been quoted in the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other print and on-line media.

Dr. Witmer holds a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Cincinnati, College of Pharmacy and completed a Residency in Hospital Pharmacy at Bethesda Hospitals in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Education

University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Pharm.D., 1982

University of Cincinati College of Pharmacy
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
B.S. Pharm, 1978

Job History

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Senior Vice President
Bethesda, MD
January 2016 - present

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Bethesdda, MD
July 2012 - January 2016

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Vice President, Office of Member Relations
Bethesda, MD
May 2003 - July 2012

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Director, Professional Practice and Scientific Affairs Division
Bethesda, MD
June 2000 - May 2003

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Director, ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists
Bethesda, MD
August 1994 - September 2001

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Assistant Director, Professional Practice and Scientific Affairs Division
Bethesda, MD
January 1994 - August 1994

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Director, Clinical Affairs Department
Bethesda, MD
June 1991 - August 1994

Honors and Awards

Arthur Glasser Distinguished Alumni Award
University of Cincinnati James L Winkle College of Pharamcy
2013

President Appreciation Award
Association of Black Health-System Pharmacists (ABHP)
2008