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Dr. Philip Almeter is the Chief Pharmacist at the University of Kentucky HealthCare (UKHealthCare). Dr. Almeter received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia in 2009. While at the University of Virginia (UVa) he completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency in 2010 followed by an ASHP accredited PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) Residency in 2011, when he served as Chief Resident. Following residency Dr. Almeter managed Supply Chain, Financial Services, and OR Services for the UVa Department of Pharmacy for a year before joining the Pharmacy Department at UKHealthCare. Dr. Almeter has served in roles including the Director of Operations and Business Development, the Director of Acute Care Services and 340B Programs, and the Senior Director of Acute Care Pharmacy Services prior to his current role. Current responsibilities include oversight and leadership for Pharmacy services at Chandler Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Markey Cancer Center (NCI Designated), Kentucky Children’s Hospital, all UKHealthCare clinics, and UKHealthCare’s retail and specialty pharmacy network of 6 pharmacies. Dr. Almeter serves as Program Director of the 24‐month Health System Pharmacy Administration Leadership/MBA residency program and holds an adjunct assistant professor appointment at the University of Kentucky’s College of Pharmacy. Research interests include Supply Chain, 340B, Benchmarking, Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Pharmacoeconomics, Drug Quality, and FDA policy.


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