Robert Weber

Robert Weber

Robert Weber, RPh, PharmD, MS, BCPS, FASHP

Director, MS in Health-system Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Program
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Outcomes and Translational Sciences
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  • 2023, Pharmacotherapy Certification, Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties
  • 2020, Commissioned Notary Public, Columbus Bar Association
  • 2019, Basic Life Support/AED, American Heart Association
  • 2010, PharmD, Ohio State University
  • 2006, 3rd Cohort, AACP Academic Leadership Program Fellow, Mercer University
  • 1983, Certificate, ASHP Fellowship in Critical Care Pharmacy, The Ohio State University Hospitals and College of Pharmacy
  • 1982, Master of Science, The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy
  • 1982, Certificate, ASHP-Accredited Residency in Hospital Pharmacy, Grant Hospital, Department of Pharmacy
  • 1980, Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, Ohio State University
  • Certified, Diabetic Shoe Fitting – Medicare covera, Diabetic Shoe Fitting
  • e-Profile Identification number for continuing edu, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)
  • Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Certified, Community Pharmacist Preceptor Program
  • Certified Trainer, APhA Pharmacy Based Immunizatio, American Pharmacist Association


  • ASHP Best Practices Award, 2016
  • 29th Annual College Alumni and Friends Golf Outing Honoree, 2015
  • Healthcare Heroes Award – Honorable Mention, 2013
  • Visiting Professor, 2012 - 2012
  • Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow, 2011
  • Jack L. Beal Post baccalaureate Alumni Award, 2010
  • Donation made by Daniel Cobaugh, PharmD in my honor to the American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation., 2009
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) CQI Fair Collaboration Award (effort recognized for work across PUH, SHY and other UPMC campuses) Quality Cup Winner. “The ‘Smart’ Pump: Technology for Safer IV Medication Administration at UPMC.”, 2009
  • Faculty Honoree, Honors Convocation, 2008
  • The Clifton J. Latiolais Award, 2007
  • Recipient of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Cheers Award., 2006
  • Faculty Honoree, Honors Convocation, 2005
  • UPMC Presbyterian President’s Award for Patient Safety, “Positive Patient Identification Safety Program (PPID) for Medication Administration.”, 2005
  • Faculty Honoree, Honors Convocation, 2004
  • Recipient of the Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania Achievement Award for the project titled “Impact of hospital pharmacist and technician pharmaceutical care teams.”, 2004
  • UPMC Presbyterian Quality Improvements President’s Award, “Promoting Optimal Use of Antimicrobials through Implementation of an Antibiotic Management Program.”, 2004
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) CQI Fair Award. Quality Improvement Winner – UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, First Place, “Improving Pharmacy Services by Implementing a Decentralized Pharmaceutical Care Model,”, 2003
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) CQI Fair Award. Quality Improvement Winner – UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Second Place, “New Physician Order Sheet,”, 2003
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) CQI Fair Award. People’s Choice Award – UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, “Improving Pharmacy Services by Implementing a Decentralized Pharmaceutical Care Model,”, 2003
  • Recipient of the Sixth Annual Cheers Award from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices for leading region-wide medication safety efforts., 2003
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) CQI Fair Award. Presidential Performance Improvement Award, Second Place, “Improving Medication Error Reporting: A Medication Patient Safety Initiative,”, 2002
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) CQI Fair Award.Presidential Performance Improvement Award – Third Place, “Using Adverse Event and Medication Error Data to Design Safe Medication Practices.”, 2002
  • 3rd Place. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Performance Improvement, “Promotion of Pneumococcal Vaccination Through a Hospital-Based Immunization Program,”, 2001
  • UPMC Shadyside CQI Fair Awards. 1st Place, “Improving Accuracy of Pharmacy Dispensing with Robotic Technology,”, 2001
  • National Hospital Pharmacy Quality Improvement Award, Honorable Mention, “Promotion of Pneumococcal Vaccination Through a Hospital-Based Immunization Program.”, 2001
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) CQI President’s Performance Improvement Award, “Conscious sedation quality improvement.”, 1998
  • Fellow, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FASHP), 1993

Journal Articles

Weber RJ. A day of relief and hope. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2021 Jun 7;78(12):1126-1127. doi: 10.1093/ajhp/zxab115. PMID: 33740817; PMCID: PMC8083778.

Gibson M, Nguyen PAA, Casserly EA, Efird LE, Kuester MK, Masters P, Miller L, Lewis DA, Weber RJ. Pain Management Stewardship Programs, Part I: A Review of Legislative and Regulatory Changes. Hosp Pharm. 2021 Apr;56(2):124-132. doi: 10.1177/0018578719868408. Epub 2019 Aug 16. PMID: 33790488; PMCID: PMC7958363.

Jeon JY, Buelow DR, Garrison DA, Niu M, Eisenmann ED, Huang KM, Zavorka Thomas ME, Weber RH, Whatcott CJ, Warner SL, Orwick SJ, Carmichael B, Stahl E, Brinton LT, Lapalombella R, Blachly JS, Hertlein E, Byrd JC, Bhatnagar B, Baker SD. TP-0903 is active in models of drug-resistant acute myeloid leukemia. JCI Insight. 2020 Dec 3;5(23):e140169. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.140169. PMID: 33268594; PMCID: PMC7714403.

Derington CG, Lopez BR, Weber RJ, Tubbs CR. Comparison of 3 Surveillance Methods to Detect Potential Controlled Substance Diversion in an Academic Medical Center. Hosp Pharm. 2020 Oct;55(5):323-331. doi: 10.1177/0018578719844170. Epub 2019 Apr 29. PMID: 32999502; PMCID: PMC7502867.

Eisenmann ED, Jin Y, Weber RH, Sparreboom A, Baker SD. Development and validation of a sensitive UHPLC-MS/MS analytical method for venetoclax in mouse plasma, and its application to pharmacokinetic studies. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2020 Sep 1;1152:122176. doi: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2020.122176. Epub 2020 May 20. PMID: 32534260.

Hertig JB, Baney L, Weber RJ. Current Threats to Maintaining a Secure Pharmaceutical Supply Chain in an Online World. Hosp Pharm. 2020 Apr;55(2):85-89. doi: 10.1177/0018578719868406. Epub 2019 Aug 16. PMID: 32214440; PMCID: PMC7081486.

Magrum B, Weber RJ. Restructuring a Pharmacy Department: Leadership Strategies for Managing Organizational Change. Hosp Pharm. 2018 Jul;53(4):225-229. doi: 10.1177/0018578718761021. Epub 2018 Mar 5. PMID: 30038439; PMCID: PMC6050871.

Marwitz KK, Hertig JB, Weber RJ. One Chance for Your Best First Impression: Tips for New Pharmacists. Hosp Pharm. 2018 Jun;53(3):148-151. doi: 10.1177/0018578718766096. Epub 2018 Apr 16. PMID: 30147134; PMCID: PMC6102785.

Jordan TA, Hennenfent JA, Lewin JJ 3rd, Nesbit TW, Weber R. Elevating pharmacists' scope of practice through a health-system clinical privileging process. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2016 Sep 15;73(18):1395-405. doi: 10.2146/ajhp150820. Epub 2016 Jul 13. PMID: 27413142.

Lim D, Melucci J, Rizer MK, Prier BE, Weber RJ. Detection of adverse drug events using an electronic trigger tool. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2016 Sep 1;73(17 Suppl 4):S112-20. doi: 10.2146/ajhp150481. PMID: 27543596.