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David R. Hager

Candidate for Director-at-Large 2022-2024

Section of Pharmacy Practice Leaders
David Hager

DAVID R. HAGER, Pharm.D., BCPS, ( is the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. He completed a postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency at UW Health. He is a clinical associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. He has multiple peer-reviewed publications in leadership, transplantation, transitions of care, and pharmacy practice and has authored four book chapters.

He attended the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW)/IPA Leadership Pharmacy Conference in 2013, was named PSW (ASHP State Affiliate) Pharmacist of the Year in 2016, Pharmacy Alumni Association Young Alumnus of the Year in 2019, and Pharmacy Times Health System Next Generation Pharmacist of the Year in 2020. He currently serves as the chair of the Vizient University Health System Consortium Pharmacy Council Professional Development and Workforce Committee, member of the Employer Advisory Board for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, Wisconsin representative in the House of Delegates for ASHP, vice chair and chair of the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Leaders Advisory Group (SAG) on Value, Quality and Compliance, chair of the PSW Health-System Pharmacy Advisory Committee, and co-chair of the PSW Pharmacist Adherence Competency Collaborative (PACC).

Within ASHP, his roles have included membership on the Section of Clinical Scientists and Specialists Education Steering Committee; multiple platform presentations at Midyear Clinical Meeting and Conference for Pharmacy Leaders; and active contributor to the House of Delegates policy process.



A strong ASHP is vital to our goals. We have had a long journey to becoming indispensable to our organizations and patients. We have had an even longer journey for all stakeholders to understand the value a strong pharmacy department can have on a healthcare organization. Our work as a section cannot end until all of us achieve our vision for improving patient care and serving our communities. ASHP has led forward thinking collaboratives such as the Specialty Pharmacy Summit; Task Force on Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Ambulatory Care Summit; and Technician Summit to shape our collective future. With the amount of change to come, a vibrant ASHP is essential to demonstrate to everyone how pharmacy is part of the solution to healthcare’s biggest problems.

My goal for the Section would be to partner with members to create an atmosphere of innovation and teamwork. We learned so much from the past year. We learned we all need a community to feel supported in through challenging times. The Section can be that sounding board. We learned we need to be as forward looking as possible. Pharmacy as a profession has struggled with being reactive in nature and I see role of the Section is to prepare members to face and emerge stronger their current and future challenges. We learned equity gaps have not been closed. The Section can work with others provide tools to help narrow those gaps. I am honored by the nomination and the chance to serve.