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Director, Medical Affairs Pacific NW
Dr Frear is a 1980 graduate of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy. He completed his residency training in Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
After residency he began his career in hospitals and health systems as Intensive Care Unit pharmacist at Methodist Hospital of Southern California. Later he joined the staff of Good Samaritan Hospital & Medical Center, in Portland, Oregon as Associate Director, Pharmacy & IV Therapy, and subsequently moved to Woodland Healthcare, in Woodland California, initially as Director of Pharmacy, and later assuming the role of Executive Director, Ancillary Services.
In 1995 he started his career in managed care pharmacy with ValueRx. ValueRx was later purchased by Express Scripts, where Dr Frear remained as Vice President, Clinical Evaluation and Policy. In 2008 he joined Cambia Health Solutions in Portland, Oregon, where he served initially as Director Contracting and Clinical Analytics, for RegenceRx, and later as General Manager, OmedaRx.
Dr Frear joined Merck in December 2014 as a Medical Affairs Director for the West Region.
Dr Frear has served the pharmacy profession in several roles with the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy. In 2014 he was elected President-Elect of the Academy, and served his three-year Presidential term through 2017.