David Kvancz

David A. Kvancz is a strategic pharmacy leader and senior healthcare executive. Most recently, Mr. Kvancz served as Vice President, National Pharmacy Programs and Services, for Kaiser Permanente (KP), in Downey, CA. In this position, he was responsible for development of vision and strategy to integrate and consolidate eight KP regions with 378 outpatient pharmacies; 37 hospital pharmacies; and multiple mail-order, specialty, home care and infusion clinic pharmacies; as well as member call centers and clinical pharmacy services, into a unified national program. Mr. Kvancz was responsible for optimizing the accuracy and performance of KP’s medication-use systems to deliver accurate, accessible, affordable and quality pharmacy services for more than 10 million members nationwide with operating costs exceeding $6 billion.

Previously, Mr. Kvancz served as the Chief Pharmacy Officer for the Cleveland Clinic Health System from 2003 thru 2010 and as the Director of Pharmacy at the Cleveland Clinic from 1997 thru 2003, where the development and implementation of innovative and contemporary staff pharmacist practice models, inpatient medication-use system and facility redesign were recognized both nationally and internationally as best in class. Prior to these positions, he served as the Associate Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston from 1994-1997. From 1982-1994, Mr. Kvancz served as Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Tucson Medical Center.

Mr. Kvancz has served in multiple leadership positions of local, state and national health-system pharmacy organizations, including chair of the Practice Managers Section of ASHP and President of the Arizona Society of Health-System Pharmacy (AzSHP). He currently serves as a member of The Ohio State Latiolais Leadership Institute advisory committee and previously served as a member of the UCSF Pharmacy Practice Leadership Institute and the Georgetown University Center for Health-System Pharmacy Leadership Development committee. Mr. Kvancz has served as chairman of the Premier GPO National Pharmacy Executive and Advisory Committees as well as a member of the VHA and UHC pharmacy committees. Mr. Kvancz currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and previously served as a member of the Dean’s Council at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Pharmacy. He has held adjunct and associate faculty positions at several colleges of pharmacy.  David has published several articles and has delivered numerous presentations at local, state and national meetings.

He earned his bachelor's degree from the Albany College of Pharmacy in Albany, NY, and a master's degree in hospital pharmacy from the Ohio State University. He completed his ASHP-accredited residency at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, OH. 

In 2008, Mr. Kvancz received the Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy Clifton J. Latiolais Award for his significant contributions to institutional pharmacy practice. In 2005, the Northeastern University School of Pharmacy in Boston, MA, recognized him as the John W. Webb Visiting Professor for Excellence in Health-System Pharmacy.  In 2002, Mr. Kvancz was a member of the CC Department of Pharmacy team that received the ASHP Foundation’s Achievement in the Professional Practice of Pharmacy in Health-System Award for the development and justification of a staff pharmacist clinical practice model, which also received Abbott Laboratories' 1st Place National Hospital Pharmacy Quality Award in 2000. Mr. Kvancz was recognized as a Fellow of ASHP in 1996, and was named the AzSHP Hospital Pharmacist of the Year in 1990.
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