DANIEL B. TRUELOVE, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCPS, AAHIVP (email@example.com), is Assistant Director of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he is responsible for leading new ambulatory care pharmacy program development with a focus on specialty pharmacy services, population health, value-based care, oncology, and outpatient infusion services. He serves as Program Director for the PGY2 ambulatory care pharmacy residency program and Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. Truelove earned his Pharm.D. from Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy, and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Louisville Hospital. As a practitioner, he has implemented new clinical pharmacy services at multiple sites, including specialty clinics and chronic disease management.
Truelove’s leadership in ASHP includes serving as Vice Chair and then Chair of the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners Section Advisory Group (SAG) on Clinical Practice Advancement. He also currently serves on the Section of Specialty Pharmacy Practitioners SAG on Business Development and has previously served on the SAG on Compensation and Practice Sustainability. Truelove has developed and contributed to multiple committees, networking sessions, resource documents, and ASHP Connect posts. He is a frequent presenter at ASHP meetings and other national meetings on ambulatory and specialty pharmacy topics. Truelove has led many statewide initiatives, including improved access to antiviral therapy for HCV-infected patients.
In an evolving healthcare environment, it is exciting to contribute to the ongoing practice changes to advance patient care. There are tremendous opportunities for pharmacists to improve outcomes, reduce healthcare expenditures, and optimize value-based care. ASHP’s advocacy, resources, and mission to support pharmacists in a variety of practice settings have shaped my professional goals and attitudes.
As a new clinical pharmacy practitioner working in an HIV clinic, I realized the value of serving as a patient advocate. My dedication, compassion, and drive for innovation were all enhanced through my patient care experiences. Collaboration with the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners SAG on Clinical Practice Advancement was pivotal for my professional development. I gained the knowledge and confidence to expand clinical programs and develop new practitioners.
Pharmacy leaders have a responsibility to serve our patient population and advance practice in order to improve medication outcomes. By collaborating with local, state, and national stakeholders, I am excited to contribute to this mission. Through sustained service and leadership experience in the Ambulatory Care Practitioners Section, I am privileged to partner with members and ASHP to achieve our goals of advancing pharmacy practice. It is an honor to be nominated as Chair, and I look forward to serving our profession!