In addition to his work with Visante, Arthur was most recently the Director of Pharmacy Services at Community Medical Center, part of the RWJ/Barnabas Health System where he oversaw 90 employees and was responsible for all aspects of pharmacy operations, always retaining a key interest for aseptic processes, intravenous medicine, chemotherapy and research. Managing a staffing budget of over $3 million, and a pharmaceutical budget of $22 million, Arthur has put in place several cost savings initiatives including formulary management, management of pharmaceutical rebates and operations staffing all within budget goals. In this role, he has directed the implementation of clinical and decentralized pharmacists in expanding clinical services, including the institution of a new pharmacy emergency services program, PGY-1 and PGY-2 residencies, collaborative faculty programs with Fairleigh Dickenson University and a Transitions of Care program with nursing. He has chaired and co-chaired several hospital-based committees and co-chaired corporate Oncology Leadership system-wide.
Prior to this, Arthur was the Department Director of Intravenous Medicine and Infusion Therapy at Omnicare. His responsibilities included implementing USP 797 guidelines which elevated IV compounding standards, providing lectures with nursing to non-IV trained pharmacists on the importance of IV medicine and infusion, implementing patient safety initiatives for nursing home nursing staff and TPN compounding safety measures for pharmacists.
Before joining Omnicare, Arthur held several pharmacy positions at Hoboken University Medical Center, Merck-Medco, CVS and Revco. Responsibilities included lead USP 797 preparations coordinator, pharmacy oversight of emergency rooms, operating rooms and anesthesiology to ensure JCAHO mandated guidelines were implemented and maintained, correcting billing procedures to ensure capture of patient charges and assessment of pharmacy inventory control and ordering systems. In retail settings, Arthur also had oversight of 25 pharmacies, 60 pharmacists and over $30 million in annual sales in New Jersey and Connecticut.
Having a passion for mentoring and exposing pharmacy students to areas of pharmacy not yet experienced, Arthur has enjoyed his positions as Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University School of Pharmacy, Temple University, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Arthur Roby received a Doctor of Pharmacology from Philadelphia College of the Sciences, prior to which he received a Master’s of Science in Pharmacology PCP & S as well. He graduated as a member of the Sigma Xi Research Honor Society. Before this, Arthur was an Ivy Leaguer having graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Columbia University and was a member of the Rho Chi Honor Society.