Daniel B. Truelove, PharmD, AAHIVP, BCACP, BCPS ([email protected]) is the director of pharmacy for University Health Network at the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he is responsible for leading ambulatory care pharmacy program development with a focus value-based care. He serves as a PGY2 ambulatory are pharmacy residency preceptor (former program director) 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 in Birmingham, AL and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Louisville Hospital. As a practitioner, Truelove has implemented new clinical pharmacy services at multiple health systems, including specialty clinics and chronic disease management.
Truelove’s leadership in ASHP includes serving as immediate past chair of the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners Executive Committee, and chair of the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners Section Advisory Group on Clinical Practice Advancement. He previously served on the Section of Specialty Pharmacy Practitioners Section Advisory Group on Business Development, and the Section Advisory Group 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, specialty, and population health pharmacy topics. Truelove has led many statewide initiatives, including improved access to antiviral therapy for patients infected with HCV, pharmacist reimbursement as providers, and value-based care pharmacy curriculum.
As a pharmacist, I believe that patient care is at the heart of our profession. Through my experiences serving patients and expanding clinical pharmacy practice, I developed a strong set of core beliefs that guide me both personally and professionally. I am committed to partnering with patients and healthcare providers to devise evidence-based, patient-specific, and affordable pharmacotherapy that not only improves health but also enhances overall well-being.
I am passionate about the pharmacy profession and believe that we are at a unique point in time where we can truly make a difference in the lives of our patients. I have advocated for provider status, reimbursement for cognitive services, expanded scope of practice, pharmacy leadership in the executive suite, and I am grateful for the opportunities and insights gained from ASHP and my colleagues along the way.
Improving patient care and advancing the pharmacy profession are causes that I am deeply committed to promoting. The Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners has allowed me to learn best practices and network with thought leaders. I would be honored to serve as director-at-large and continue supporting the value of ambulatory care pharmacists in health-systems.