2020 Distinguished Pharmacy Alumni Awardee
Tate N. Trujillo
Director of Pharmacy, Adult Academic Health Center
Director, PGY2 Health System Pharmacy, Administration Residency Program
Director, Post-Graduate Pharmacy Education
Director, PGY1 Residency Program
Indiana University Health
“Numerous individuals have significantly impacted my life and career. During my time at Purdue one individual was profoundly influential in more ways than one. George Spratto not only was an outstanding instructor, but he also was a mentor and coach that always took the time to listen. Taking the time to listen is all it took to make the perspective of the day change.”
PharmD 1996, Purdue University
- The first pharmacist in the state to specialize in Trauma Critical Care
- The second pharmacist in the state to be recognized as fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine
- Serving as Chair for the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Council of Pharmacy Practice
- Being in the position to coach, mold and mentor the countless number of learners I have worked with over the years
- Through work within my institution, the learners I have worked with, involvement in the state and nationally, knowing that I have helped and continue to shape the practice of pharmacy
Dr. Tate Trujillo received his PharmD from the Purdue College of Pharmacy in 1996. Following the completion of his post-graduate training specializing in critical care, Dr. Trujillo became the clinical pharmacy specialist for trauma critical care and served in that role for 9 years. As a clinical specialist, he assisted with the initiation of a multiprofessional surgical critical care team at Methodist Hospital. He developed critical care pharmacotherapy electives at both Purdue and Butler Universities and was a co-founder of a PGY2 trauma critical care residency serving two Level 1 trauma centers in Indianapolis.
Currently, Dr. Trujillo is the director for pharmacy and clinical nutrition services at two acute care hospitals combining for an average census of 750 patients and clinical coverage of over 35 clinic sites throughout the Indianapolis metropolitan area. In his tenure as director of pharmacy, he has been responsible for expanding pharmacy services to multiple new service lines and has increased the residency program to over 30 residents.
Dr. Trujillo has achieved the distinction of fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP). He has been active as a practitioner surveyor for ASHP residency accreditation services. Dr. Trujillo has served as the chair of the ASHP Council of Pharmacy Practice and a member of the Professional Development and Workforce Committee of Vizient Pharmacy Network. Currently, he serves as member at large on the Vizient Pharmacy Network Executive Committee, president-elect of the Board of Directors for the Indiana Health System Pharmacists and as an Indiana delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates.