Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist Provides Exceptional Care for Oncology Patients

Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist Provides Exceptional Care for Oncology Patients

At Accredo’s Oncology Therapeutic Resource Center (TRC ) patients battling this rare disease can find assistance from an equally rare source. Tracey Maravilla, PharmD, BCOP, is one of just 1,600 Board Certified Oncology Pharmacists in the country.

This distinction was earned through many years of training and on-the-job experience. After graduating from Purdue University’s School of Pharmacy, Tracey served as an Oncology Clinical Pharmacist at a large hospital in Northeast Indiana, a Clinical Consultant Pharmacist at a Fortune-500 healthcare company, and the Director of Pharmacy Services for an oncology and hematology medical practice. This experience allowed her to complete the Board of Pharmacy Specialty Certification Examination, which she brought to Accredo in 2010.

Tracey is specially trained to manage the complexities of the medications used to treat cancer, with an emphasis on patient-centered therapy management. As a BCOP, she brings clinical expertise to the Oncology TRC and supports the “specialist” clinical training required to maintain that designation for our pharmacists. Tracey suggests best practices that align with all stakeholders including payers, patients, pharmaceutical manufacturers and prescribers. She has developed and advised on the implementation of multiple programs such as waste management, dose optimization, dose exchange, financial assistance, and clinical monitoring protocols within the TRC.

Recognized as an expert in the oncology arena, Tracey provides frequent training to the oncology pharmacy staff and regularly interfaces with physicians and nurses, especially when questions arise about new medications or new combination therapies. Tracey also has presented at several healthcare conferences and has been published in a variety of industry publications, with topics ranging from biosimilars to the emerging role of specialty pharmacies in oral oncology management. Stop by the Accredo booth (4114) at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting to meet Tracey and discuss how she can put her expertise to work for your product.