We chat with CPT Julian Rodriguez, a U.S. Army active duty pharmacy officer about his field hospital experience in support of humanitarian relief efforts during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The lessons shared may assist with planning considerations for those hospitals anticipating the need to expand capacity by standing up field hospitals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Julian Rodriguez currently serves as the Chief of Inpatient Pharmacy at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia. Dr. Rodriguez received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2014. He was commissioned as a Pharmacy Officer in the United States Army in 2016. He has worked in a variety of clinical and leadership roles within the Military Health System to include Chief of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services and Combat Support Hospital Chief of Pharmacy.
Eric Maroyka, Pharm.D., BCPS, joined ASHP in May 2016 as the Director, Center on Pharmacy Practice Advancement. He is responsible for the Practice Advancement Initiative focused on transforming the practice of pharmacy to enhance the role of the pharmacist in providing direct patient care services.
Prior to his current position, he served as the Director of Pharmacy at Fauquier Health in Warrenton, Virginia. Dr. Maroyka also served over 22 years as a commissioned pharmacy officer in the United States Army working in a variety of clinical, pharmacy management/director, and senior leadership roles within the Military Health System.
He earned a Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy and Pharm.D. from Rutgers University and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Maroyka is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and is a graduate of the Pharmacy Leadership Institute.
Dr. Maroyka was a past appointed member of the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers Section Advisory Group on Pharmacy Business Management and the Council on Pharmacy Management. He served as a delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates representing the Commonwealth of Virginia and as a Federal Delegate with the American Pharmacists Association. He currently serves as ASHP Secretary for the Council on Pharmacy Management and secretary for the Federal Pharmacy Consultants’ Advisory Group. Dr. Maroyka readily accepts and enjoys serving as a preceptor for student pharmacists and pharmacy residents.