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Brian Swift

Vice President, Chief Pharmacy Officer Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Dr. Swift is currently the Vice President for Pharmacy and Accreditation at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Professional Affairs at the Jefferson School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Swift served as the first Chair of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP ) Section of Home Care Practitioners and was instrumental in the success of the launch of the Section. He has also represented ASHP on the Joint Commission of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) Home Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) and was Chair of the group for a number of years. Dr. Swift had previously been a Home Care Surveyor for the JCAHO and he served on the Health Care Finance Administration Task Force to establish Peer Review Organization Criteria for Catastrophic Healthcare Coverage. He is currently Vice Chair of the Standards Committee for The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) and has returned as the ASHP Representative to the Joint Commission’s Home Care PTAC. He also serves on the Joint Commission Pharmacy Advisory Committee.

Dr. Swift received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and his Doctor of Pharmacy from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. He completed a clinical residency in ambulatory care at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and The Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in 1986. He received his Masters in Business Administration in Healthcare Administration from Saint Joseph’s University in 2004. Dr. Swift has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy for Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science since 1985. He has published numerous articles in professional and scientific journals and presented at international, national, state, and local meetings.

He and his wife Colleen live in Havertown, PA with their three children Kara, Anna and Danny.