About the Department

Chief Pharmacy Officer


Dear Colleague:

Paul W. Bush, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, FASHP, Chief Pharmacy Officer

Welcome to the Duke Department of Pharmacy!  We are glad you took the time to learn more about us and hope you will like what you see.

We have a very dynamic department with a host of highly-skilled practitioners and technicians providing excellence in pharmaceutical care.  Our core purpose is taking personal responsibility for identifying, resolving and preventing drug-related problems in the patients we serve. Our inpatient practitioners are both service and unit-based and patient-focused, practicing in a variety of subspecialties. Ambulatory practice is anchored by three outpatient pharmacies, infusion center pharmacies and pharmacists deployed to many primary care and specialty clinics.

Training of new pharmacists is another important role our department plays. Our practitioners serve as preceptors for our ASHP-accredited residency programs, and provide clerkship training for Doctor of Pharmacy students from Campbell University and the University of North Carolina.

Our hospital, like most, is undergoing tremendous change at a rapid pace. However, we are discovering that this provides us with continuous opportunity to enhance our patient care responsibilities, take on greater educational roles and demonstrate value like never before.

I hope you will take a few moments to browse our web site.

If you have any questions about our programs, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Paul W. Bush, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASHP
Chief Pharmacy Officer



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