Sara J. White

Sara J. White, M.S., FASHP, is a retired Director of Pharmacy, Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Primary Faculty in the PLA. Since retiring in 2003, she has published a series in the American Journal of Heath-System Pharmacy entitled Success Skills and co-edited the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Field Guide, Cases and Advice for Everyday Situations and Letters to Young Pharmacists, Rising Pharmacy Stars Advice on Creating and Advancing Your Career in a Challenging Profession, Resident Letters: Navigating Your Career and Along with Toby Clark authored Wisdom from the Pharmacy Leadership Trenches. She has developed and recorded twenty Conversations with Health-System Pharmacy’s Most Influential Leaders through the ASHP Foundation’s Leadership Program. In retirement. she has had the opportunity to travel internationally twice a year for pleasure. Sara has continues to speak on pharmacy leadership at the local, state and national level.

Sara was an ASHP Foundation Scholar in Residence on Pharmacy Leadership in 2004 and published the Leadership Gap article in AJHP in 2015. She served as Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Pharmacy from 1992 to 2003. She was Associate Director of Pharmacy and Professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center from 1972-1992. She has trained over 100 residents during her career. Sara completed a BS in Pharmacy from Oregon State University, MS from Ohio State University and an ASHP accredited Residency at the Ohio State University Hospitals and Clinics.  She has served as ASHP President in 1996 and received the Harvey A.K. Whitney Award in 2006.