BRIAN A. POTOSKI, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID, (email@example.com) is associate professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, and antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In these roles he teaches and precepts students in didactic and experiential learning settings and has longstanding experience at leading antimicrobial stewardship efforts to ensure safe, effective, and responsible antimicrobial use.
Potoski earned his Pharm.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and completed both PGY1 pharmacy Practice and PGY2 infectious diseases residencies at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Potoski currently serves ASHP as a member of the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Meeting Planning Educational Steering Committee and as the ASHP representative to the Infectious Diseases Society of America intra-abdominal practice guidelines working group. Previous ASHP service includes the Council on Therapeutics, Antimicrobial Resistance Task Force, and Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists infectious diseases roundtable discussion leader.
ASHP and its members continue to be a beacon of advocacy for our profession and our patients. As new opportunities and challenges across the healthcare landscape arise, we will meet these with determination, inclusivity, and the leadership to ensure efforts for ongoing practice advancement. The Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists is well positioned to meet these challenges as representatives of clinical experts and advocates for practice development and advancement of patient care. In this way, the Section’s work is critical in ensuring that pharmacists are engaged and prepared to meet current and future healthcare challenges. As Section director-at-large, I look forward to opportunities to serve you and the Section through listening and facilitating purpose-driven collaborative discussions in order to continue to meet the Section’s vision of translating science to practice.
I believe my professional experiences along with previous and current service to ASHP provide me with the ability to best serve as your Section director-at-large. If elected, I hope to leverage these experiences to drive practice improvement through the work of the Section as advocates for our patients and profession. It is truly an honor to be nominated, and I greatly appreciate your consideration in allowing me to continue to serve ASHP and its members through the Section.