Mary Choy

Mary Choy, PharmD

Pharmacist

Expertise

Geriatrics, Internal medicine, Pharmacotherapy

Education

St. John's University

Highlights

As trusted healthcare providers in our communities, pharmacists are on the frontline of public health. I have dedicated my career to promoting cultural awareness and improving health literacy in leading educational initiatives in preventative care to the public."

— Mary Choy, PharmD

Experience

Mary Choy, PharmD, BCGP, FASHP, is board-certified in geriatric pharmacotherapy and is an active member and leader in professional pharmacy associations at both the state and national levels. She currently serves as the Director of Pharmacy Practice of the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists. She has held multiple roles in the field of pharmacy, including academia, hospital, community, and industry. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Pharmacists Association Immunization Champion Award and a New York State Assembly Citation for exemplary service in improving healthcare. 

While she was a professor and clinical pharmacist, she became an active fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and was recognized for excellence in pharmacy practice. She has advanced pharmacy practice in acute and ambulatory care settings that include the areas of nephrology, transplant, geriatrics, and internal medicine.

Dr. Choy has authored scientific articles and has presented her research at national meetings. In addition, her recently published book, Healthcare Heroes: The Medical Careers Guide, provides insights for the general public to demystify the diverse group of professionals who comprise the modern healthcare team.

Education

Dr. Choy received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John's University in 2005. She completed her pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis in education at the Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System and an affiliated teaching position at Long Island University. Her interest in public health initiatives led her to obtain a certificate in epidemiology and population health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in 2013.

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