March 9, 2023
Ohio Northern University (ONU) President Melissa J. Baumann, PhD, announced that Stuart Beatty, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA, professor - clinical at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, has been named the next dean of ONU’s Raabe College of Pharmacy.
Beatty, a 2003 ONU College of Pharmacy alumnus who graduated with distinction, will succeed Steve Martin, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FCCM, who is retiring on June 30, 2023.
Beatty has nearly 20 years of experience serving patients, teaching students, authoring papers, conducting research, and delivering presentations in the areas of ambulatory care clinical practice and management. Beatty was the first pharmacist to practice within the Ohio State General Internal Medicine clinics, where he developed pharmacy services, educated medical residents and student pharmacists, and trained more than 20 pharmacy residents at the site.
“We feel very fortunate to welcome Dr. Beatty to our ONU community, where our College of Pharmacy has operated as a nationally-renowned legacy program for 138 years,” says Julie Hurtig, PhD, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “As someone who has a wealth of teaching and managerial experience, a passion for pharmacy practice, and a calling to serve patients, Dr. Beatty will provide visionary direction to our exceptional students, faculty, and staff.”
Along with his work in higher education, Beatty recently served as director of Strategy and Practice Transformation at the Ohio Pharmacists Association; president of the consulting firm Strategic Pharmacy Initiatives, LLC; and founder of The Pharmacist Provider, an online training program for pharmacists looking to start reimbursable services and maximize their impact with patients. He is also a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist and a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association.
“I am truly humbled and honored to be coming back to Ohio Northern University to serve as the next dean at the Raabe College of Pharmacy,” says Beatty. “ONU has a strong history of producing pharmacists that provide outstanding care to patients in their communities, health-systems, and other practice settings. I look forward to leading the college through the next phase of pharmacy transformation and preparing our students to practice and advance the pharmacy profession of the future.”
Beatty’s expertise includes all aspects of ambulatory clinical and operational practice, including billing for services, pharmacist involvement in the medical home, value-based incentives, population health and outcomes, transitions of care operations, and justification of pharmacists in team-based care. He has also been leading Ohio’s provider status implementation efforts in partnership with the Ohio Pharmacists Association. He has used his experience in primary care transformation to engage with payors, health systems, physician practices, and community-based-practitioner clients to have pharmacists paid for clinical services in health-system, federally qualified health center, and community settings. He has written publications and given numerous presentations on the importance of pharmacist-provided care aligning with clinical initiatives and value-based payment models.
"Dr. Stu Beatty is a true leader in the pharmacy profession," said Henry Mann, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, FASHP, dean of The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. "He has been instrumental in moving pharmacy practice forward in the state of Ohio. His work on pharmacist provider status, implementation of payment models, and pharmacist involvement in the medical home have been significant. We are proud of the work Stu has accomplished and wish him the best in his new position as dean of Ohio Northern University."