2018 Distinguished Pharmacy Alumni Awardee
Christopher M. Scott
Vice President of Clinical Services
"I am very honored to be named a Pharmacy Distinguished Alum because my path to being a pharmacy student wasn’t an easy one, let alone my path to getting to the category of alum. From questionable preparation for college, to distance from home (I grew up in Oregon), to lack of an early social network at Purdue, to adjusting to social/political climate of Indiana, to struggling significantly with financial support, to trying to find out who I was the first couple years at Purdue. I think some people may be surprised I made it all the way through. I am certainly not your “traditional” alum but I am always glad to bring a little different flavor to the party.”
- BS 1998, Pharmacy, Purdue University
- 1999, Pharmacy, Purdue University
- Establishing pharmacy residency training programs at Eskenazi Health (formerly Wishard Health Services)
- Having the privilege of sharing the world of pharmacy practice directly with 100’s (1000’s?) of future pharmacists through didactic teaching, experiential education, and post-graduate training.
- Serving on the American-Society of Health-System Pharmacists Commission on Credentialing for eight years
- Helping to lead and develop a progressive team of pharmacists and other health care professionals
- Becoming the third (of only three) pharmacist in the State to be recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine
Christopher M. Scott is Vice President of Clinical Services (Pharmacy, Respiratory Care, Pathology, Imaging, and Clinical Nutrition) at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Scott received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Purdue University. He completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency and a PGY2 pharmacy residency in critical care at Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Scott is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and has been recognized as a Fellow in Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) by the American College of Critical Care Medicine and a Fellow of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (FASHP).
Dr. Scott holds faculty appointments as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Purdue University College of Pharmacy (where he was full-time faculty for 8 years) and Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Scott practiced as the clinical pharmacy specialist for trauma/surgical critical care until the end of 2011 and also served as the residency program director for the PGY1 and PGY2 critical care residencies at Eskenazi Health until that time.
His practice and academic interests include pharmacy post-graduate training, medication safety, and advancement of clinical pharmacy services. Dr. Scott has helped develop and initiate five residency programs and has been very involved with the growth of clinical services at his institution. Dr. Scott is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists where he is currently serving a term on the Commission on Credentialing.