Dr. Jason Kimbrel is Vice President of Operations and Clinical Services for Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services. He graduated with his Doctorate in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and completed his American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Pharmacy Practice and Patient/Medication Safety Residency with OhioHealth in Columbus, Ohio. While at OhioHealth, he contributed to practices that won the first ever ASHP Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety, as well as, the 2004 Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy. Jason has experience working in the ambulatory care, general inpatient, and hospice and palliative care settings directly with nurses, physicians and patients.
Dr. Kimbrel is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), LeadingAge Ohio, and multiple pharmacy organizations including the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). Dr. Kimbrel currently serves as the NHPCO Pharmacist Steering Committee Leader and member of the Relatedness Committee and is past member of the education committee. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy, residency and student preceptor for pharmacy students completing their PharmD from Ohio Northern University and Ohio State University.