Edward Woo, PharmD
Director, Pharmaceutical Operations
Edward Woo, Pharm.D. currently serves as the Director of Pharmaceutical Operations with the Dispensary of Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing pharmacies and charitable clinics with reliable access to vital medication – generously donated by pharmaceutical manufacturers and providers. His day to day responsibilities include collaborating on formulary management and managing data analytics within the Dispensary of Hope. The role demands that Edward apply both his extensive pharmacy knowledge as well as his deep technology experience.
Edward also serves as the Manager, Portfolio and Product Management for the outpatient and specialty pharmacy product group at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). In this role, Edward oversees all the pharmacy-specific software applications currently in use by VUMC. He is also responsible for evaluating and implementing new pharmacy applications, partnering with pharmacists throughout VUMC to anticipate, clarify and deliver on their technology needs.
Before joining VUMC in 2015, Edward helped co-found a healthcare technology startup company that leverages data analytics to help predict patient readmissions and hospice transference. Five years later, this company was chosen as one of four finalists in Harvard University’s 2015 Health Acceleration Challenge.
Edward spent the bulk of his career as a retail pharmacist for Walgreens. He worked in a number of locations throughout the Southeast, including Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee, and served in positions with growing levels of responsibility, from intern to staff pharmacist to pharmacy manager. Edward also helped train and mentor new staff, interns and students.
Edward’s research interests include pharmacy data analytics and automation/robotics. Plus, he has helped author academic and professional publications as well as presentations. He studied at the University of Mississippi, where he earned two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Electrical Engineering and one in Pharmaceutical Sciences, as well as a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.