Daniel Ashby

   Daniel M. Ashby, M.S., FASHP, is the Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer for The Johns Hopkins Hospital with faculty appointments at the University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University School’s of Pharmacy. Mr. Ashby received his Master of Science in Hospital Pharmacy Administration and Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Ashby began his career at Grace Hospital in Detroit as a pharmacist assigned to Critical Care. In 1972 he became the Coordinator of Drug Information Services and in 1974 was promoted to Assistant Director.  Mr. Ashby continued his career as Associate Director of Pharmacy at the 999 bed Harper Hospital in Detroit and in 1981 he was promoted to the Director of Pharmacy position.  While in Michigan, Mr. Ashby served as an original member of the task force that wrote the Pharmacy Certified Technician examination and training manual and served as a member of the Michigan Pharmacy Certified Technician (PCT) Board of Examiners.  He served as a faculty member for Wayne State University and University of Michigan Colleges of Pharmacy

From January of 1991 to January of 1999, Mr. Ashby served as the Director of Pharmacy at Methodist Healthcare in Memphis with faculty appointments at the University of Tennessee and University of Mississippi Colleges of Pharmacy.

Mr. Ashby has held numerous offices in professional organizations including the Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.  Mr. Ashby served as a member of the ASHP Commission-on-Credentialing and President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for ASHP from 2003-2004. In 2012 Mr. Ashby completed a six year term as a member and then Chair of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) Accreditation Council responsible to accredit graduate medical education programs in the United States and Canada.

His efforts have been recognized including Fellowship in ASHP, the Michigan Pharmacist of the Year, the Wayne State University Distinguished Alumni Award, the Maryland Society of Health System Pharmacists Board of Directors Award and the President’s Award from the Association of Black Health-System Pharmacists ”in appreciation of significant, unselfish service to the Association.” Mr. Ashby is the 2010 recipient of the ASHP Distinguished Leadership Award in Health-System Pharmacy Practice, presented to “recognize individuals who have achieved excellence in health-system pharmacy practice leadership having lead progressive improvements in pharmacy services within specific U.S. hospitals or health systems.”  Mr. Ashby is the 2011 recipient of the ASHP Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award, the societies highest honor.

Mr. Ashby has published numerous articles and made over 100 presentations on a variety of topics.  Mr. Ashby is most proud to have served as a preceptor for more than 165 pharmacy residents. 

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