Who We Are

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Mary Choy, PharmD, BCGP, FASHP

Dr. Choy earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John’s University. She then completed a pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis on education at the Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System and an affiliated teaching position at Long Island University. She is board certified in geriatric pharmacotherapy.

Mary has held multiple roles in the field of pharmacy, including academia, hospital, community, and industry. She currently serves as the Director of Pharmacy Practice for the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists. While she was a professor and clinical pharmacist, she became an active fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Mary has numerous publications and has presented her research at national meetings.

She was honored with the ASHP-ABHP award for demonstrating exceptional leadership in research to reduce racial and ethnic disparities. She is the recipient of the New York State Assembly Citation for exemplary service in improving healthcare. Mary has appeared on the NBC Today Show, SinoVision, PBS, ASHP TV, and ‘Pharmacists: Unsung Heroes’ documentary. She was featured in newspapers, World Journal, SingTao, and Epoch Times, for her contribution to public health. She lives in New York City with her spouse and two children.

Michele B. Kaufman, PharmD, BCGP

Dr. Kaufman earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island (URI) and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. She then completed a drug information fellowship at the URI Drug Information Center/Roger Williams Medical Center with a pharmacovigilance focus. She is board certified in geriatric pharmacotherapy.

Michele has held multiple roles in the field of pharmacy, including managed care, academia, hospital, continuing medical education and industry. She has worked as a medical writer, professor, drug information specialist, and case manager. She is currently a Pharmacist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Michele has over 300 publications and was co-inventor of pineapple-flavored Colyte, with patents issued. She is on the editorial board for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Journal and a regular contributor to The Rheumatologist.

She is the recipient of two prestigious awards from New York City Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Harold Neham Award and the Joe Yellin Award. She also received the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Award for making a significant contribution to managed care. She lives in New York City with her spouse.