Dr. Kliethermes currently serves as the director of medication safety and quality at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She is an experienced clinical pharmacist, with extensive ambulatory practice and experience in the higher education industry and a strong healthcare services professional skilled in healthcare, medication management services, ambulatory care, and quality and outcomes research, and pharmacist patient care practice reimbursements. Strong leadership and writing skills.
Mary Ann has represented ASHP at the Joint Commission Ambulatory Professional and Technical Advisory Group and The Care Transitions Work Group spearheaded by the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement. She has also been involved with the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) since its inception and is currently the co-chair of the Medication Therapy Management and Care Transitions Workgroup for PQA. Mary Ann has been awarded Pharmacist of the Year from the Illinois Council of Health System Pharmacists and has received the Distinguished Service Award from ASHP.
Dr. Kliethermes previously served as vice-chair of ambulatory care and associate professor at the Chicago College of Pharmacy, Midwestern University here her primary responsibilities are to further develop clinical pharmacy services with the ambulatory care faculty through advancement of clinical services, mentoring and scholarship. She graduated from University of Michigan in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (now the University of Science in Philadelphia) with a Doctor of Pharmacy in 1981.