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Hillsborough County Health Care Provider Recognized as Pharmacist of the Year

Saturday, July 2, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michael Jackson

For Immediate Release: July 2, 2016
Media Inquiries: Michael Jackson, Executive Vice-President & CEO; 850-222-2400,


   Daniel E. Buffington, PharmD, MBA

FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA -During the Florida Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting & Convention held June 29 through July 3, 2016 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Broward County, Florida, Daniel E. Buffington, PharmD, MBA was named the 2016 recipient of the James H. Beal Award – “Pharmacist of the Year”.

Dr. Buffington completed his undergraduate studies in biology at the University of South Florida and went on to Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia where he received both his Masters in Business Administration and his doctorate in Pharmacy.  He is licensed as a pharmacist in both Florida and Georgia and is the CEO of Clinical Pharmacology Services located in Tampa, Florida.

Dan holds multiple appointments including serving as faculty research participant at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center, president and CEO of the American Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Inc., and Director of the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System in New York.  He has active faculty appointments at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy as well as supporting academic programs at a number of other universities.

In addition to his active membership in the Florida Pharmacy Association Dr. Buffington is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, American Medical Association, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

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ABOUT THE JAMES H. BEAL AWARD - This award is given annually to recognize the “Pharmacist of the Year” – who has rendered outstanding service to pharmacy within the past five years. It is the Florida Pharmacy Association’s most prestigious honor to a Florida pharmacist. 

ABOUT THE FLORIDA PHARMACY ASSOCIATION – The FPA is a state wide professional pharmacy organization united to advance healthcare and pharmacy practice.

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