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Pamela K. Phelps, Pharm.D., FASHP

Pamela Phelps serves as Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services for Fairview hospitals, including the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Dr. Phelps is responsible for standardization and implementation of clinical pharmacy programs and drug policy across the Fairview System that meet the needs of patients and the medical staff. As Chair of the System Formulary Committee, she manages the pharmaceutical cost savings programs for Fairview hospitals.

Dr. Phelps is Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota as well as Residency Program Director for Fairview’s ASHP-Accredited Pharmacy Residency Program, graduating 125 residents during her tenure. Dr. Phelps received Fellowship recognition from ASHP in 2004. She has 26 national publications, including as editor of a both editions of a book on smart pumps (2016), and 48 invited presentations. 

She is Vice Chair of the ASHP Council on Therapeutics, a member of the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers, and the ASHP Advisory Council on the Pharmacy Forecast Strategic Planning publication. In the past, Dr. Phelps has served as a member of the ASHP Task Force on Accountable Care Organizations, a member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Foundations Medical Device Safety Council, the Chair of the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Research and Education Committee, a member of the UHC Pharmacy Council Executive Committee, and President of the Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Her professional focus is to expand the clinical role of hospital pharmacists to meet the medication and learning needs of patients.