Chris Kotschevar, PharmD, RPh

Executive Fellow


Christopher Kotschevar is PQA's eighth executive fellow. Chris graduated with his PharmD from South Dakota State University in 2020. During his time at South Dakota State, Chris pursued opportunities to expand his clinical base outside the classroom, completing internships with Mayo Clinic pharmacies in Rochester, MN and Avera McKennan hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Chris was also heavily involved with pharmacy advocacy initiatives during his student pharmacist years, including serving as APhA-ASP’s Region 5 Regional Delegate and serving on the APhA Policy and Policy Reference Committees in 2019.

Chris’s research experiences included participation in the PQA-CVS Health Scholars Program, where he worked with patient education on expanded pharmacy services in South Dakota, specifically in patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Chris’s professional interests include professional education, quality improvement through value-based models, healthcare advocacy, and improving patient utilization of pharmacy services.