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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.


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.