Title: Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Company: Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, LIU Pharmacy
Location: Livingston, NJ
Education: PharmD, Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University (2015)
Career History: Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University (2017-Present); Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist, St. Barnabas Hospital, SBH Health System, Bronx, NY (2017)
Eric R. Ocheretyaner, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, LIU Pharmacy, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of health care.
Dedicated to excellence and advancing in his profession, Dr. Ocheretyaner has combined his expertise in infectious disease pharmacy, compassion for patients, and education at Long Island University since 2017. In his role as assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the institution’s Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy, he teaches on-campus and at a hospital site; works with multidisciplinary teams, such as physicians and nurses, to come up with the most effective treatment plans for patients; and educates and mentors pharmacy and medical residents. Prior to this post, he served as an infectious disease clinical pharmacist at St. Barnabas Hospital within the SBH Health System for a year and previously gained experience in the field as a pharmacy intern at Rite Aid from 2012 to 2015 and a resident in PGY-1 pharmacy practice and PGY-2 infectious diseases pharmacy practice at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University between 2015 and 2017.
Outside of these primary endeavors, Dr. Ocheretyaner developed in his field through numerous avenues, from volunteering at pop-up vaccination and diabetes prevention events on behalf of Walgreens and the American Diabetes Association, respectively, to conducting a blood pressure screening at the Jacob Javits Center. He has also participated in a drug take-back event at Staten Island University Hospital South in 2013, supported brown bag events at the Brooklyn Hospital Center and Educational Alliance and Older Adult Services, and served as a medical van assistant for different causes, in 2014, and most recently acted as an education outreach member regarding COVID-19 at the Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center in 2020; that same year, he won a grant related to the coronavirus through a competitive grant program. As the pandemic continued, he was active throughout 2021 as a presenter on the topic as well as other pharmaceutical matters across virtual meetings within the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. In addition, he has contributed articles to numerous professional journals within his field.
Recognized for his excellence and passion for what he does before he even obtained a degree, Dr. Ocheretyaner, while a student at the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, earned a Pharmacy Rising Freshman Spring Award in 2010, a Pharmacy Dean’s Award for 2010 and 2011, and a Pharmacy Academic Incentive Award between 2009 and 2013. He has also been honored with a Pharmacy Scholars Award from 2010 to 2013, a Dean’s Scholarship, and a Graduate Excellence Award. In 2014, he won first place in a Pharmacy Clinical Skills Competition held by Long Island University. But, in his eyes, the greatest reward was graduating in 2015 with a Doctor of Pharmacy and subsequently becoming an academic professor. While in pharmacy school, he wanted to pursue residency training and be directly involved in the care of patients, and he enjoyed teaching and academia as well. He has found it rewarding to be able to encourage students to be involved in academic projects. Over the course of his professional life, he has been directly connected to his industry as a member of the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists, Infectious Diseases Practice and Research Network within the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, American Society for Microbiology, and Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Looking ahead, Dr. Ocheretyaner hopes to continue to progress and advance in his career and ultimately be promoted to higher-level positions in academia. Additionally, he strives to continue to conduct the research he’s currently involved with.