Dr. Luke Miller received his Pharm. D. from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, he went on to complete a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at UF Health Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida.
Dr. Miller currently serves as a member of the SAG on Clinical Leadership. He is also a peer-reviewer for the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP) and has been involved in ASHP in varying capacities for over 5 years. He aspires to take a leadership role in ASHP in the future of his career.
Overview of Facility/Health System
St. Vincent's Riverside is a 528 bed non-profit community teaching hospital. St. Vincent's Riverside, along with St. Vincent's Southside, and St. Vincent's Clay County comprise the St. Vincent's HealthCare network in the Jacksonville, Florida area. St. Vincent's HealthCare is part of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest nonprofit health system and world’s largest Catholic Health System.
Dr. Miller is heavily involved both at the local level precepting pharmacy students and residents and at the national level within Ascension Health, the corporate organization for St. Vincent's, by serving as lead on several different workgroups focused on various areas of inpatient care. In addition, he serves as a peer reviewer for several medical journals including AJHP.
Currently Dr. Miller serves as President of the Northeast Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (NEFSHP) and is a member of the Legal and Regulatory Affairs Council of the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP). He has also served as a delegate to the FSHP House of Delegates numerous times.
Initial Involvement in ASHP
"I became involved in ASHP in order to have a voice in the profession! I want to become a pioneer of change within the profession of pharmacy and in healthcare. ASHP allows me to have an impact beyond my local practice as we come together to advance the profession."
Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area
"Get involved! Change within healthcare is going to be occurring at a rapid pace over the next several decades and the profession needs to have outspoken advocates to advance the profession. We must work together to advance our practice with the common vision of improving patient care. "
Value of ASHP
"I would tell my friend to imagine being tasked with building a house. Would they want to embark on this journey by themselves? No! They would most likely want to recruit experts from different areas and come together to build a masterpiece! I believe that is what we are doing in ASHP, coming together, as a profession, to advance patient care and leverage the expertise of pharmacists to the fullest extent."
"ASHP is invaluable to the profession of pharmacy! It allows pharmacists to have a collective voice for our profession and come together to improve patient care. We must take lead in the change that is occurring throughout the nation and work to continue to develop young leaders in the profession."