||Rare is the quality where one gives so freely of his time to assist in the pursuit of personal and professional excellence of others as David A. Zilz. His style is action-oriented and his passion beams, with his eye always on the future. His influence in mentoring residents, guiding emerging practice leaders and befriending and supporting so many ASHP leaders is unparalleled. Dave is a man of many achievements, a family man of deep faith and a friend to many in pharmacy and the health field.
He is widely admired for his work at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, for his vision and work in the formation and leadership of the University Hospital Consortium, his ASHP leadership over many decades, his consultations with industry and health-system leaders, and his personal mentorship of so many of today’s health-system pharmacist leaders. Even now, in retirement, he continues to lead, coach and press for professional advancement.
In 2010, the ASHP Foundation established the David A. Zilz Leaders for the Future Fund to honor Dave and to support ongoing leadership initiatives in the profession.