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Trey Tietz Recognized as UNDER 40 Award Recipient

2021 UNDER 40 Award Recipient
Trey Tietz, R.Ph., PharmD


The Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) announced that Trey Tietz, R.Ph., PharmD of Aurora, Ohio was honored with a 2021 UNDER 40 Recognition Award for leadership, excellence, and vision in the practice of pharmacy at its 143rd Annual Conference held April 16-18.    

Tietz is an Ambulatory Pharmacy Manager for the Cleveland Clinic Euclid Avenue Pharmacy, the flagship outpatient pharmacy at Cleveland Clinic's main campus. Prior to becoming a Cleveland Clinic caregiver, Tietz served as the pharmacy manager at Klein's Pharmacy in Cuyahoga Falls, where he refined his passion for compounding, advocacy, innovation, and leadership. Currently, Tietz is responsible for a team of 22 caregivers who provide world class pharmacy care through a variety of patient-centered services including compounding, bedside delivery, and interdisciplinary outpatient pharmacy care models. Tietz and his leadership team successfully implemented over 200 initiatives and projects in 2020, including outpatient incorporation into the health system's electronic medical record, development of enterprise-wide compounding standardizations, and multiple process improvements that led to department recognition as the "Medication Safety" pharmacy of the year. Tietz is also a member of OPA’s Compounding Special Interest Group and is involved with the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding on both a committee and task force. He has been actively engaged in the planning and coordination of multiple COVID-19 initiatives, including outpatient pharmacy services for Hope Hospital, implementation of SelfCheck COVID-19 swabbing kits, and staffing for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic. He is passionate about community service and strives to positively impact the lives of others each and every day. Tietz earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Trey's response when asked Why do you belong to OPA?

I think the most important benefit is a simple word: OPPORTUNITY

I value many different aspects of my OPA membership, but I think these 3 opportunities below have been the most impactful to my career at this point:

1. Advocacy - getting involved in the fight for our profession

2. Personal & Professional Development - becoming a well-rounded leader in and out of the pharmacy

3. Networking - building relationships and collaborating to improve our profession

“We are pleased to recognize Trey Tietz who has exemplified leadership, excellence, and vision in his practice. He has been a valued member of the Association, and we look forward to his future contributions to the profession of pharmacy,” said Ernest Boyd, OPA Executive Director.

OPA, established in 1879, represents more than 4,000 pharmacists, pharmacy educators, and pharmacy students throughout the state. It is OPA’s mission to unite the profession of pharmacy and encourage interprofessional relations, while promoting public health through education, discussion, and legislation.

We thank Kroger Health for exclusively sponsoring the 2021 OPA UNDER 40 Recognition Program.Kroger Pharmacy

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