Under the leadership of Timothy Cummins since 2001, UMass Medical School’s clinical pharmacy activities have grown tenfold. His team now supports a diverse client population, including state Medicaid agencies and managed care organizations. The pharmacy program also administers two clinical call centers and provides clinical services for several state Drug Utilization Review Boards and Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committees.
Cummins’ talent and in-depth knowledge of the pharmacy industry have resulted in the development of initiatives designed to control two of the key drivers of pharmaceutical costs: specialty pharmacy drugs and behavioral health drugs. For example, one client saved $310,000 in six months, after implementing our dose consolidation and quantity limitation protocols. His vision extends to the concept of population health, and his team continues to provide clients with innovative programs for disease state management and prescriber education. The hepatitis C management program for the state of Massachusetts’ Medicaid program is just one example.
Prior to joining UMass Medical School, he spent more than 15 years managing operations and finances for retail and long-term care pharmacies.
Cummins holds a bachelor's of science degree in pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Boston and a master’s degree in business administration from Anna Maria College in Paxton. He also is a regular presenter at American Drug Utilization Review Society meetings.