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Dr. Philip Almeter serves as the Chief Pharmacy Officer at UKHealthCare. Dr. Almeter received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Georgia in 2009 and completed two years of post-graduate residency training at the University of Virginia. 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. He also serves on the Dean’s Executive Council. Research interests include Supply Chain, 340B, Benchmarking, Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Pharmacoeconomics, Drug Quality, and FDA policy.




  • Supply Chain
  • 340B
  • Benchmarking
  • Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Drug Quality
  • FDA Policy
  • Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Process Analytical Technology


  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Chief Pharmacy Officer, UK Healthcare


  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Georgia
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Virginia Health
  • PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership, University of Virginia Health

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.