Professional Profile

Robert McGory, M.S., Pharm.D.

Photo Associate Dean, Professional Program
Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy
Phone: 954-262-1302
Campus: Fort Lauderdale

Dr. McGory initially trained as a microbiologist receiving a Bachelors of Science from Cornell University. He received both his Masters of Science in Microbiology and Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky and his Pharm.D. degree from the University of Minnesota. Following completion of formal studies, Dr. McGory embarked upon a career of building patient centered pharmacy services for several teaching hospitals as well as teaching therapeutic principles for several pharmacy and medicine programs.

Dr. McGory has provided patient care as a member of various medical, surgical and critical care programs. He has established pharmacokinetic monitoring services and nutrition support consultation services as well as a research program with the Solid Organ Transplantation Department at the University of Virginia. Dr. McGory’s research in the pharmacokinetic properties of Hepatitis B Immune Globulin in the post liver transplant patient population led to the first successful experience in protecting liver recipients from re-infection of the hepatic allograft following transplantation for Hepatitis B virus induced cirrhosis. The experience resulted in the awarding of an endowed Chair of Transplantation Pharmacology through the Department of Surgery at the University of Virginia.

Dr. McGory has been a very active educator and mentor throughout his career. In addition to clinical training of medical and surgical residents, he has held faculty appointments with the Colleges of Pharmacy at North Dakota State University, Western University of Health Sciences and Northeast Ohio Medical University. He has also been instrumental in establishing or expanding American Society of Health System Pharmacists (FSHP) accredited PGY1 residencies at the University of Virginia and Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Florida.

Success as a practitioner, educator and researcher led to Dr. McGory’s transition as an administrator. Dr. McGory was recruited to be the first Chair of Pharmacy Practice at Western University of Health Sciences and then as the founding Executive Associate Dean of the College of Pharmacy of Northeast Ohio Medical University where he guided accreditation, curriculum development, admissions and assessment. Most recently, Dr. McGory was the Director of Pharmacy at Indian River Medical Center where he utilized residents and students to extend pharmacist provided patient centered services, successfully proving that in today’s atmosphere of reduced health care reimbursement, services can be maintained and expanded by incorporating pharmacists in training as providers. Dr. McGory works closely with Dean, Lisa Deziel, Pharm.D., Ph.D., the College executive team and faculty to maintain a high quality education for student pharmacists as well as expanding the influence the College has within the profession of pharmacy.
Research Interests:
Education: using new modes of learning, gaming and active learning applications; curricular mapping and assessment; skills development Clinical: organ transplantation, immunosuppression, active immunity Basic science: phase II, III and IV drug development; bioavailability testing
Research Interests keywords:
transplantation, immunosuppression, hepatitis B, hepatitis C

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