TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Pharmacy Association is pleased to announce that Dan Buffington, PharmD, MBA of Tampa, Florida has been selected as President Elect of the Florida Pharmacy Association for 2020-2021. Dr. Buffington is President and Practice Director of Clinical Pharmacology Services in Tampa and is also on the faculty at the University of Florida College of Medicine and Pharmacy. He is a clinical pharmacology specialist and provides medication therapy management services, serves as a principal investigator for Phase II and III clinical trials and manages a national drug information service that provides clinical support for medical practices, health systems, and health plans. The practice also includes a forensic pharmacology division that supports medical examiners, law enforcement, state and federal agencies and expert testimony in courts.
His practice focuses on patients taking chronic or high-risk medications and provides medication therapy management services to improve health outcomes and patient safety.
He served for 6 years on the Board of Trustees of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and represents pharmacists on the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel. He served for 5 years as a medication safety expert with the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the Healthcare Reform team in the CMS Innovation Center and the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) focused on improving health outcomes, patient safety and alternate payment models.
“I deeply care about and am very passionate for our profession”, said Dan. “I have taken a special interest in Legislative Days at the Capitol and have worked as a volunteer facilitator on multiple occasions. Additionally, I have met with legislators and other parties sympathetic to our profession’s issues and have been a staunch advocate for positive change. I have also helped organize grassroots efforts to do the same. I am confident I can be a unifying servant leader that helps propel our Association and our profession forward in a positive and sustainable way”.
Dr. Buffington will be installed as the FPA President on Sunday, July 12, 2020 during the FPA annual meeting at the J. W. Marriott Hotel in Marco Island, Florida.
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