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Leadership in Pharmacy: Traditional/Non-Traditional Career Paths

Broadcast Date: July 22, 2022


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This podcast, produced by ASHP’s Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Resident Collaborative, provides an engaging interview with two pharmacy leaders who have had successful careers after completing a Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency. Although both leaders have completed the same type of residency training, they have pursued different career paths, one being traditional and the other being non-traditional. David Dawka and Samm Anderegg will share their insights on their professional journeys after residency.


David DakwaDr. David Dakwa is a California native who earned his Doctor of Pharmacy / Master of Business Administration degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2017 and completed a two-year PGY1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership (HSPAL) residency at the University of Michigan Health in 2019. Currently, he serves as the Assistant Chief of Acute Care Operations and a Residency Program Coordinator for the PGY1/2 HSPAL Program at UC Davis Health.

Samm AndereggSamm Anderegg, PharmD, MS is Chief Executive Officer at DocStation, a software platform that helps pharmacies and health plans operate clinical programs at scale. As CEO, Dr. Anderegg plays an active role in product, strategy, business development, marketing, and customer engagement. Samm graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He completed residency training and a combined Master’s degree program specializing in Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership at the University of Kansas.

Samantha GruberSamantha Gruber, PharmD graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University in Ada, OH. She is now a PGY-1 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Resident at Cone Health in Greensboro, North Carolina. During residency, she is also pursuing a Master of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Gregory NorsteinDr. Greg Norsten graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and went on to pursue his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently a PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy and Leadership Resident at UNC Health. His areas of interest are supply chain, finance, and operations.

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.