February 25, 2005

Gregory new administrative director at Children’s Hospital

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David Gregory, Pharm. D.

Gregory new administrative director at Children’s Hospital

David Gregory, Pharm.D., a longtime Vanderbilt University Medical Center staff member, has been named an administrative director at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

“David's expertise and long-standing commitment to the Children's Hospital, as well as his management skills coupled with interpersonal skills, make him a fitting addition to the management team,” said Jim Shmerling, executive director and chief executive officer of Children's Hospital.

Gregory will oversee the dietary, pharmacy, rehabilitation, biomedical and laboratory departments at the Children's Hospital. The position, which will assist the administrative team, was created in response to the rapid growth and success of the Children's Hospital.

“I am very impressed with the group I am joining,” Gregory said. “This is an exciting new chapter for me and I appreciate the opportunity to support administration in this capacity.”

Gregory previously served as director of the Children's Hospital pharmacy and assistant director of the VUMC pharmacy. Harold Willingham, manager of the Children's Hospital pharmacy, is currently serving as the interim director.

Gregory began his career in 1984 as a staff pharmacist for VUMC. At Children's Hospital he serves as a member of the Children's Hospital Leadership Council, the Clinical Leadership Board, Performance Management and Improvement Council, and several others.

He is a member of American Society of Hospital Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the past board chairman of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group.

He serves as a reviewer for several journals and has authored or co-authored more than 20 articles for scholarly publications. He is also recognized by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties as a pharmacotherapy specialist.

He received his bachelor's and doctorate degrees in pharmacy from the University of Mississippi.