DUARTE, Calif., August 3, 2011 — City of Hope has appointed Dan Ross, Pharm. D., as vice president and chief pharmacy officer. Ross will oversee all pharmacy services as well as City of Hope’s pathology, diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology departments. He will also supervise the medication use process, including investigational and Food and Drug Administration-approved pharmaceuticals and devices.
“Dan is a tremendous asset to City of Hope,” said Dale Adams, Pharm.D., executive officer of the medical center . “He has a wide variety of leadership and professional experience to ensure medication and patient safety, as well as effective operation of pharmacy and laboratory services.”
Ross previously served as City of Hope’s interim directory of pharmacy from March to June 2008. Since 2007, he has provided consulting services to more than 75 hospitals, focusing on patient and medication safety. Additionally, Ross was the corporate director of pharmacy and medication safety for Catholic Healthcare West, where he provided oversight for pharmacy services for the 42-bed system.
Ross also has served as chief operating officer for Integrated Support Solutions Inc. in Van Nuys, Calif., and held positions of increasingly responsibility at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, including vice president and chief operating officer and administrative director of pharmacy and support services. He also worked at Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach, Calif., and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center.
Ross has published numerous articles and is on the editorial boards of California Journal of Health-System Pharmacy and Institute for Safe Medication’s Medication Safety Alert! newsletter and the advisory committee of University of California, San Francisco’s Pharmacy Leadership Institute. Since 2009, he has co-hosted Hospital Pharmacy Monthly, an audio continuing education program for pharmacy leaders.
Ross earned his Bachelor of Science degree at UCLA and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy.