Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon), FASHP is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Prior to joining ASHP in September 2011, Dr. Abramowitz worked in hospitals and health-systems for over 30 years, most recently as Associate Hospital Director for Professional Services and Chief Pharmacy Officer at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He also served as Professor and Assistant Dean at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.
In addition to serving as Treasurer of ASHP from 2007-10 and as ASHP President in 1993-94, he chaired the Board of the ASHP Research and Education Foundation, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, and the Board of Directors of the Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center.
Dr. Abramowitz has actively combined practice, teaching, and research throughout his career. He has lectured and published extensively focusing on the effect that quality pharmaceutical care can have on improving outcomes of care and reducing costs, reduction of adverse drug events, developing new care models, and practice innovation.
Currently, Dr. Abramowitz serves on the Boards of the National Patient Safety Foundation, the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. He is Professor-Emeritus at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.