AACP Selects Lee C. Vermeulen, BS ’90, as Executive Vice President and CEO

Published March 2, 2022

Lee C. Vermeulen, BS ’90, MS, FCCP, FFIP, has been selected as the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s seventh Executive Vice President and CEO, beginning July 1, 2022. 

Lee Vermeulen.

Vermeulen currently serves as chief efficiency officer for UK HealthCare, the University of Kentucky health system, in Lexington, Ky. In his executive role, he is responsible for the development and oversight of enterprise-wide efforts to reduce unnecessary care variation under consistent, evidence-based standards, thus achieving measurable improvements in quality, patient outcomes and cost reduction. He leads various programs, including UK Advancing BEST Care program, which crosses medical and surgical disciplines, settings of care and operational units in a value-based, patient-centered model.

Vermeulen received his BS degree in pharmacy from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1990. He was the 2019 recipient of the school’s highly prestigious Willis G. Gregory Memorial Award, which honors an outstanding alum who personifies the ideals of service, integrity and the profession of pharmacy in the eyes of their colleagues.

Vermeulen is also a professor of medicine and pharmacy at the University of Kentucky. His academic work focuses on the development and implementation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and clinical decision support tools that drive the efficient delivery of high-quality health care.

Read the full AACP press release at https://www.aacp.org/article/aacp-selects-lee-c-vermeulen-executive-vice-president-and-ceo

For over 135 years, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovation in clinical practice and research. The school is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education and is the No. 1 ranked school of pharmacy in New York State and No. 14 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.