Experience

A Licensed Pharmacist, Dr. Schell has more than 30 years of experience in pharmacology and pharmaceutical science, including supervising pharmacy operations in hospitals, medical groups, home infusion, hospice and mail order organizations. Dr. Schell specializes in the biochemical profiles of medications, including therapeutic roles, efficacy, drug interactions and side effects. He has extensive knowledge in state and federal regulatory compliance. In addition to oversight and management, Dr. Schell has experience on the clinical level. While serving as a pediatric pharmacist at Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center, he was responsible for setting up and coordinating clinical pharmacy services for the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit. Dr. Schell is involved extensively in industry organizations, including serving on the California Society of Hospital Pharmacists Board of Directors and its Blue Ribbon Committee on Bylaws Review, and as president of the California State Board of Pharmacy. Dr. Schell has received numerous honors for his work, authored more than 100 presentations, lectures and journal articles, and been a guest speaker at hospitals, symposiums, Schools of Pharmacy and industry conferences.

Credentials

  • Licensed, Pharmacy, California
  • Pharmacy Resident, University of California, USCD Medical Center, 1984 – 1985
  • PharmD, University of California — School of Pharmacy, 1984
  • BA, Biology, University of California — San Diego, Revelle College, 1978

Affiliations/Awards

  • California State Board of Pharmacy, Member, 2003 – 2011
    • President, 2008 – 2009
  • American Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Member, 1980 – Present
  • Health Care Compliance Association, Member, 2009 – 2012
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member, 2009 – Present
  • Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, Member, 1995 – 2000
  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacists, Member, 2000 – Present
  • MediCAL Drug Utilization Review Board Member, 2001 – 2007
  • Pediatric Pharmacy Group — Southern California, Member, 1988 – 1997
  • California Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Member, 1980 – Present
    • Board Member, 1993 – 1997, 2015
    • Presidential Officer, 1997 – 1999
  • San Diego Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Member, 1980 – Present
  • UCSF 150th Anniversary Alumni Excellence Award, University of California,
  • San Francisco, 2015
  • Pharmacist of the Year, California Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2002
  • Spotlight on Leadership Award for Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Leadership, Kaiser Permanente – San Diego Services Area, 2002
  • Fellow, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2000
  • Fellow, California Society of Hospital Pharmacists, 1993
  • Merck Pharmacist Achievement Award, recognizing professional and civic achievements of Pharmacists, 1993
  • Pharmacist of the Year, San Diego Society of Hospital Pharmacists, 1991
  • Employee of Excellence Award, Children’s Hospital and Health Center, 1989
  • Outstanding Service Award, Associated Students University of California, 1982 – 1983
  • Hugh O’ Connor Prize, Service to the School of Pharmacy, University of California, 1982

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