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Steering Commitee

ASHP assembled a virtual steering committee to develop this Resource Center. The steering committee members were selected from a variety of settings and are presented below.

Jorge J. García PharmD, MS, MHA, MBA, FACHE

Chair, Steering Committee
Assistant Vice President
System Oncology Pharmacy Services | System Infusion Pharmacy Services
Corporate Pharmacy Clinical Enterprise
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami Lakes, FL

Jorge J. García obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in 2010. He then transitioned to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to pursue an American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP)-accredited PGY-1 & PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency and a Master of Science (MS) in Pharmacy Administration. He also completed an Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) from Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Dr. García has previously served in the roles of inpatient pharmacy operations coordinator as well as director of pharmacy for system wide oncology pharmacy services.

Dr. García currently serves as an Assistant Vice President (AVP) at Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF) with responsibility for system-wide acute and ambulatory oncology pharmacy services as well as non-oncology infusion pharmacy services. Dr. García has pioneered pharmacy charge integrity and revenue management in the health-system setting and is a thought leader and national speaker in this area, as well as in the areas of alternative payment models, biosimilars, and value-based oncology care. Dr. García leads advocacy efforts at the national level to promote evaluation of safe and effective use of biosimilars, along with stakeholders’ engagement to support a more sustainable biosimilar pharmacoeconomic model. Dr. García has served as a board member at Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) since 2015 and is also a previous recipient of the FLASCO Above and Beyond Award, which honored his exceptional dedication and innovative contributions to the society. Dr. García also currently holds multiple committee appoints at the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC), including the Oncology Pharmacy Education Network (OPEN) and the National Biosimilar Taskforce. In 2020, Dr. García was also appointed to the Board of Trustees at ACCC. In addition, Dr. García currently serves as faculty for the ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Leadership Academy (PLA). Dr. García is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Aimee M. Banks, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
Nashville, Tennessee

Aimee Banks, PharmD, BCPS, is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in Memphis, Tennessee. After graduation, she completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis and became Board Certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS). Upon joining the Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy team in 2013, Aimee piloted specialty pharmacy services in the Vanderbilt Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center, where she continues to serve patients and manage their specialty pharmacy needs. As a pharmacist embedded in the MS clinic, Aimee has a unique opportunity to provide comprehensive and coordinated specialty pharmacy care for Vanderbilt MS patients.

Shubha Bhat, PharmD, MS, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Gastroenterology
Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Shubha Bhat is a clinical pharmacy specialist in gastroenterology. In her clinical practice, she oversees the medication experience, including education, safety monitoring, and adverse effect management, of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Bhat also partakes in research and teaching. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and Master’s degree in Clinical Sciences from University of Colorado. She completed PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Boston Medical Center, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at UIC, and Ambulatory Care Outcomes Fellowship at University of Colorado.

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