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Amber Lanae Martirosov (Smith)

Candidate for Chair 2021-2022

Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners

Amber MartirosovAMBER LANAE MARTIROSOV (SMITH), Pharm.D., BCACP, BCPS (fn4209@wayne.edu), is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Wayne State University and an Ambulatory Care Specialist in the Pulmonary Clinic at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. In these roles, she teaches and precepts trainees across didactic and experiential learning settings and leads ambulatory care efforts to expand services across the health system. Martirosov earned her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at Virginia Commonwealth University and completed a Pharmacotherapy PGY1/PGY2 residency and Masters of Science in Pharmacotherapy at the University of Texas in San Antonio. She is board-certified in Ambulatory Care and Pharmacotherapy.

Martirosov’s leadership in ASHP includes service as the current Chair of the Section’s new Advisory Group on Ambulatory Care Pharmacotherapy and Vice Chair and Chair of the Educational Steering Committee. She also serves as the ambulatory care PGY2 residency director, an ASHP PGY1/PGY2 pharmacy residency preceptor, and the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy faculty advisor at Wayne State University. She has served locally and regionally as the Treasurer of the Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists and on the Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice and Transition of Care Committees for the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP). In 2017, Martirosov received the MSHP President’s Award for her contributions to the advancement of ambulatory care services.

 

Now is a critical time to be an ambulatory care pharmacist! True to our nature, we have met the COVID-19 crisis head on and quickly adapted our practices, accepting new responsibilities to meet our patients’ needs. After this crisis is over, we need to redesign practice models to sustain these heightened levels of patient-centered care. We must be ready to advocate for appropriate practice changes, new legislative initiatives, and reimbursement for our services.

I would like to help ASHP, especially our Section, support the needs of our diverse group of practitioners through training, educating, and developing resources to enable pharmacists to practice at the top of their licensure. Furthermore, we need to ensure we are preparing our students, residents, and new practitioners to provide care in various modes of delivery from direct clinic care to telehealth and more.

My service with this Section has been pivotal in my professional development by allowing me to interact with amazing colleagues and new practitioners. I would like to foster these relationships so other members have the same opportunities for growth. As a group, we are positioned to tackle the changing healthcare landscape and assist our healthcare systems and communities. With my leadership in the section and my practice and academic roles, I am prepared to serve as your Chair and will devote my time and talents to our success. It would be a privilege to continue to serve the section, our membership, and our profession. Thank you for the honor of this nomination.