LUKE A. MILLER, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS (Luke.Miller@ascension.org), is the Director of Pharmacy at Ascension Seton Hays outside of Austin, Texas. Luke graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy before completing a PGY1 residency at UF Health Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida. He later went on to complete a Master of Business Administration at Louisiana State University Shreveport. At Ascension Seton Hays, he is heavily involved in clinical and quality initiatives while overseeing the advancement of clinical pharmacy services. He has led a variety of therapeutic work groups within Ascension and was awarded the Ascension Health Clinical Expert Award in 2016. As affiliate faculty at the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, he is an invited guest lecturer and precepts pharmacy students and residents.
Luke’s leadership in ASHP includes service as Vice Chair and Chair of the Section of Clinical Scientists and Specialists SAG on Clinical Leadership. He currently serves as Immediate Past Chair of the SAG on Clinical Leadership and member of the ASHP Council on Public Policy. He recently was a panelist for an ASHP podcast titled “Shifting from a Clinical to a Manager/Leadership Position.” He is an active member of the Texas state affiliate, serving as Member Engagement Chair of the Membership Council and as Immediate Past President of the Austin Area Chapter. He also has previously served the Florida state affiliate as a regional chapter president where he led the chapter in earning the FSHP Regional Society Grassroots Advocacy Award in 2016 and Regional Society of the Year in 2017.
In recent weeks, we have all likely experienced a heightened awareness and appreciation for a rapidly changing healthcare landscape - navigating new literature, considering novel treatment options, employing evidence-based recommendations, and facing a multitude of logistical concerns. Pharmacists continue to emerge as leaders in the healthcare industry, becoming increasingly recognized for our high performance and valuable contributions to patient care. My hope is that the profession continues expanding our horizons and seizing opportunity to grow in ways we may never have thought possible.
This Section plays a vital role in advocating for clinical scientists and specialists in advancing pharmacy practice, ensuring we are prepared to provide high-quality patient care in all circumstances, and serving as a catalyst for pioneering further change through collaboration and innovation.
If elected, it would be an honor to serve as Director-at-Large of the Section. I have a passion for leading others, fostering growth, and leveraging pharmacists to practice at the top of their scope. As a leader within the healthcare setting, the Clinical Leadership SAG, and within ASHP, I would strive to ensure the Section of Clinical Scientists and Specialists continues to be well aligned with effectively navigating change and representing the best interests of its members.