William A. Zellmer


William A. Zellmer, B.S.Pharm., M.P.H., currently serves as a consultant, writer and speaker on strategic and professional issues in pharmacy practice and education, reflecting a career-long interest in advancing pharmacy as a vital health profession. He holds appointments as contributing editor, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP), and historian, ASHP; and he serves as project director for the annual Pharmacy Forecast report published by the ASHP Foundation. He is also president of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, an elected volunteer position.

He recently served as co-chair of the Working Group on Pharmacist Ethics and Professional Autonomy of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), whose report, "Pharmacist Ethics and Professional Autonomy: Imperatives for Keeping Pharmacy Aligned with the Public Interest," is freely accessible at www.fip.org.

He served for nearly 40 years on the staff of ASHP in various capacities, including deputy executive vice president and, earlier, as editor of AJHP. Some of Bill’s AJHP editorials were compiled in 2002 in a book entitled, The Conscience of a Pharmacist–Essays on Vision and Leadership for a Profession. In 2011, he co-edited a book of essays by pharmacists entitled, Nourishing the Soul of Pharmacy–Stories of Reflection.

Bill is a native of Wisconsin and a pharmacy graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a master’s degree in public health from The Johns Hopkins University.
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