Mark Donaldson

Associate Principal at Vizient, Inc

Whitefish, MT

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Dr. Mark Donaldson received his baccalaureate degree from the University of British Columbia and his Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Washington. He completed a residency at Vancouver General Hospital, and has practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist, clinical coordinator and director of pharmacy services at many healthcare organizations in both Canada and the United States. He is currently serves as the Associate Principal, Pharmacy Advisory Solutions for Vizient, in Whitefish, Montana. Dr. Donaldson is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana in Missoula, Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia. . He has a special interest in dental pharmacology and has lectured internationally to both dental and medical practitioners. He has spent the last 20 years focusing on dental pharmacology and dental therapeutics, and is a leader in the field. Dr. Donaldson has published numerous peer-reviewed works, continuing education modules and textbook chapters. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Dental Association, is board certified in healthcare management and is the Past-President and now Regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Montana Chapter. Dr. Donaldson was named as the 2014 recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia for the state of Montana. This award is conferred upon an individual who possesses outstanding records of civic leadership in their communities, while encouraging pharmacists to take active roles in their communities. He is also the 2016 recipient of the Dr. Thaddeus V. Weclew Award. This national award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the art and science of dentistry and/or enhanced the principles and ideals of the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2019Marke was conferred by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) with the, “Special Friend of Canadian Dentistry Award.” This award is given to an individual outside of the dental profession in appreciation for exemplary support or service to the profession as a whole.

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Work experience

Jul 2018 - Present

Vizient, Inc

Associate Principal


Mar 2015 - Present

Vizient, Inc

Senior Executive Director, Performance Services - Clinical Pharmacy

My responsibilities include: - Developing standards and methodologies for providing non-salary clinical pharmacy initiatives that result in optimal outcomes and reduce cost. - Developing and leading the clinical pharmacy service line to provide standalone engagements, components of larger integrated projects, and as complements to other service line engagements. - Overseeing and managing Performance Services Clinical Pharmacy projects and engagements in both the acute care as well as ambulatory (e.g. Infusion Centers, Oncology) settings. - Serving as expert resource for Performance Services and VHA in maintaining and developing strong networks inside and outside VHA with national organizations. - Developing and providing verbal presentations to C-Suite, Regional Office, and other Health Care professionals. - Assisting in the sales process for clinical pharmacy engagements, including presenting to hospital personnel, writing proposals, and completing statements of work.

Aug 2002 - Feb 2015

Kalispell Regional Medical Center

Director of Pharmacy Services

Jun 2000 - Jul 2002

Nelson & Area Health Council

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Apr 1997 - Jun 2000

Shuswap Lake General Hospital

Clinical Pharmacist

Oct 1996 - Apr 1997

Royal Columbian Hospital

Clinical Pharmacist

Jul 1993 - Jul 1996

Japanese Ministry of Education and Foreign Affairs

Instructor for Japan Exchange & Teaching Program

Jun 1990 - Jul 1993

Vancouver General Hospital

Clinical Pharmacist

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