Robert J. Weber is currently an administrator for pharmacy services at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and assistant dean for Medical Center Affairs at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. His lifelong interest is changing pharmacy practice through programs that establish patient-centered roles for pharmacists to improve the safety and efficiency of medication use. Dr. Weber has three degrees from The Ohio State University and has held various clinical and leadership positions. He has a specific interest in the cause and prevention of medication errors. Robert has been recognized for his professional organization contributions by his selection to participate in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) practice model summit, the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists (OSHP) practice model summit, ASHP Commission on Goals, the ASHP MS/HSPA Residency Objectives Review Group and an ASHP advisory panel on reducing medication errors from insulin.
He serves as co-editor of Hospital Pharmacy’s “Director’s Forum” publishing articles of practical importance for pharmacy directors and managers. He has published nearly 120 peer-reviewed papers, 12 book chapters, one book and other publications related to medication safety and hospital pharmacy practice. He is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, an ASHP fellow and a fellow of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Weber actively participated in writing the initial Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) certifying exam for critical care (BCCCP) from 2013 – 2016. Dr. Weber received two Cheers! Awards from the Institute for Safe Medical Practices (ISMP) in 2003 and 2006, the Clifton J. Latiolais and the Jack L. Beal Postbaccalaureate Awards from the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, an Honorable Mention Healthcare Heroes Award by Columbus Business First in 2013 and an ASHP Best Practice Award in 2016.