Ryan Telford, PharmD

Vice President, Ambulatory and Specialty Solutions

Ryan has more than 15 years of experience in multi-site pharmacy leadership at Fortune 50 companies in a variety of positions. He joined AmerisourceBergen in 2017 as a managing consultant. In his current role as vice president of ambulatory and specialty solutions, he is responsible for ambulatory consulting and the development and management of specialty programs for health systems. Ryan has extensive expertise in all aspects of specialty, ambulatory and retail pharmacy as well as development of high-functioning teams. 

As a licensed pharmacist, Ryan understands the industry from all perspectives and offers clients solutions that consider the real-world responsibilities of practicing pharmacists. 

Prior to joining AmerisourceBergen, Ryan served as the director of pharmacy for a large retail pharmacy operation with oversight for 150 pharmacies across three states. He also held positions in retail settings, including roles as regional pharmacy manager, district manager and front line pharmacist roles. 

Ryan’s areas of expertise include ambulatory and specialty pharmacy program development, operations management, retail pharmacy operations, pharmacy finance, accounting / budgeting, employee pharmacy benefit design, health system class of trade optimization, regulatory / compliance management, inpatient meds-to-beds programs, population health, value based contracting and capital project planning.

He holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Idaho State University and is a licensed pharmacist in Colorado. Ryan is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) and the Colorado Pharmacists Society (CPS).


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