Specialty Pharmacist 2016

About the Category

Awarded to a pharmacist whose primary focus is to provide specialty services and disease management for patients with complex or rare diseases who are being treated with high-touch, high-cost specialty medications. This individual’s responsibilities includes patient education, promoting adherence, and the efficient delivery of drugs that require special handling and storage.

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Sharon Faust, PharmD
Lumicera Health Services, LLC
Madison, Wisconsin

As the pharmacist in charge for Lumicera Health Services, Sharon Faust strives to maintain a culture of patient assistance and care by developing clinical programs that incorporate a relationship-centered care model.



Bincy Varghese, PharmD
CareMed Specialty Pharmacy
Lake Success, New York

As pharmacy director/VP of operations of CareMed Specialty Pharmacy, Bincy Varghese does her best to institute best-in-class disease management programs that have a direct impact on patient outcome and satisfaction, thereby reducing administrative costs and improving overall patient health.


Zachery Halford, PharmD, BCOP, BCPPS
Roseman University of Health Sciences
Henderson, Nevada

As an advanced clinic pharmacist, Zachery Halford has helped to establish and implement clinical practice changes that have furthered the role of the pharmacist in his hospital. Halford also serves as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice, a role than enables him to pass his knowledge on to the next generation of pharmacists.