Mary Ann Kliethermes, PharmD

Midwestern University


Mary Ann Kliethermes currently serves as Vice-Chair and Professor at the Chicago College of Pharmacy, Midwestern University. Her primary responsibilities are to further develop clinical pharmacy practice research and support practice faculty through advancement of services, mentoring and scholarship. She graduated from University of Michigan in 1977 with a BS in Pharmacy and from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science with a Doctor of Pharmacy in 1981. Her career spans clinical practice within a hospital, through home infusion followed by ambulatory practice to academia.

She has served as Chair of the Section of Ambulatory Care for ASHP and represented ASHP at the Joint Commission Ambulatory Professional and Technical Advisory Group and The Care Transitions Work Group of the PCPI and on the Ambulatory Patient Safety Technical Advisory Panel for ASPE/HHS. She is a member of the ASHP SAG on Clinical Practice Advancement. Mary Ann has been involved with the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) since its inception and is currently a board member and member of the Quality Metric Expert panel. She is past chair for the APhA PCMH/ACO SIG. Mary Ann has been awarded Pharmacist of the Year and the Shining Star Award from ICHP, the Distinguished Service Award and Distinguished Leadership in Health-System Pharmacy Practice from ASHP, CCP Outstanding Faculty Award and the Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence award from APhA.