Senior Consultant, Drug Policy & Pharmacotherapy Specialist

Margo Farber

Area of services: Clinicians, Compliance and operations

Concurrent with her work for Visante, Dr. Farber is Director, Medication Use Policy at the University of Michigan Health System overseeing activities of the pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) committee along with medication use policy initiatives. Margo also serves on the State of Michigan Medicaid P&T Committee.

Margo is also a preceptor for doctoral pharmacy students from the University of Michigan, as well as post-graduate pharmacy residents. In addition, she holds adjunct faculty positions at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and the Wayne State University College of Pharmacy and School of Medicine.  In 2006 she was Preceptor of the Year for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and in 2003 she was named Doctor of Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year by Wayne State’s College of Pharmacy. She has contributed numerous articles to the professional literature.

Prior to her role at the University of Michigan Health System, she held the position of Director, Drug Information and Drug Policy at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) where she was responsible for issuing guidelines for optimal medication use for eight general and specialty hospitals as well as numerous associated clinics operated by DMC. In this position, Margo participated on the Antimicrobial Stewardship, Medical Safety, Infection Control, and Medication Safety committees, as well as the Glycemic Control Task Force and the System Quality Council for the entire health system. In each of these committees, it was her responsibility to recommend ways to optimize and standardize medication use while continuously evaluating and promoting processes to reduce medication errors.

Throughout her career, Margo has sought to give back through her profession. She is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and was chair of the Council on Therapeutics. She is also a member of the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. She has been very active with the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists serving as president and on several committees. In 2001 she was voted Pharmacist of the Year and received the Presidents’ Award in 2015. In her community she has provided educational programs to the Michigan Arthritis Foundation, Mt Clemens Community Schools, and at senior residences in the Detroit area.

Margo Farber received a B.S. in Pharmacy and a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in Ann Arbor, MI. She completed a post-graduate residency at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. She is licensed to practice pharmacy in Michigan.

Margo Farber resides in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.