UNMC College of Pharmacy alumnus Kyle Skiermont, PharmD, has been named the new vice president of pharmacy and therapeutics for Nebraska Medicine, as well as assistant dean for clinical affairs in the UNMC College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Skiermont began his new roles May 3.
"The College of Pharmacy is thrilled to have Kyle join our executive team," said UNMC College of Pharmacy Dean Keith Olsen, PharmD. "The relationship will help build upon the strong connection between Nebraska Medicine Pharmacy and the college."
Although coming from Minnesota, Dr. Skiermont is no stranger to Nebraska and the Omaha area. He lived in Omaha since he was in junior high school and went on to earn his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UNMC in 2001. He did his undergraduate work in pre-pharmacy at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.
"Coming to Nebraska Medicine was the opportunity to come back to where I trained to be a pharmacist and be a part of training future health care professionals," Dr. Skiermont said.
During his professional career, Dr. Skiermont spent nearly 20 years at Fairview Pharmacy Services/M Health Fairview in Minneapolis, Minnesota, beginning as a staff pharmacist and rising to its chief operating officer. He left that position to most recently serve as senior vice president of specialty and home delivery services for Prime Therapeutics, where he has worked for the past year.
In addition to the opportunity to return to Nebraska, Dr. Skiermont said he was drawn to the fact that Nebraska Medicine has everything that a large academic health system has for services, but is small enough to be nimble.
"I'm looking forward to working with the pharmacy team and across disciplines at both Nebraska Medicine and UNMC and continuing the success of the pharmacy team," he says. "I'm also eager to work with students and residents, as well as expanding the national presence and reputation of the health system and the university."
What great news! Congrats Kyle!
Kyle, Welcome home, and welcome back. Congratulations!