High-performing pharmacy is in our DNA

Dave Hager
Dave Hager
Senior Director

Dave Hager, PharmD, BCPS, brings extensive hospital and health system pharmacy, healthcare and leadership experience to Visante and its clients. Dave’s deep experience across the continuum of care and his innovative approach to high-performing pharmacy help clients elevate their programs.

Before joining Visante, Dave was the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health in Madison, Wisconsin. In this role, he was responsible for the leadership of pharmacy patient care services across the continuum of care (inpatient and ambulatory), with extensive experience in transitions of care and solid organ transplantation. In addition, he was responsible for staff development, professional advancement, credentialing, coordinating the health system’s fourteen residency training programs and directing the system’s strategic relationship with the UW School of Pharmacy.

Dave's career has been focused on bringing innovation to clinical practice models, expanding the professional and scholarly success of learners and pharmacists, reducing the total cost of care, and elevating the profession of pharmacy at local and national levels.

Dave also served as Clinical Associate Professor at the UW School of Pharmacy, where he served as a course coordinator and instructor in many elective classes, including co-founder of the Leadership in Health System Pharmacy Course helping to inspire student interest in careers in pharmacy.

Dave is a prolific writer and speaker in the pharmacy industry where he is a sought-after expert in the areas of pharmacy practice and workforce optimization; strategic planning; workforce wellbeing; and leadership. Dave's leadership has extended to many professional organizations, including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW), the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), and the Vizient University Health System Consortium Pharmacy Network. Dave's professional recognitions include Pharmacy Times Health System Next Generation Pharmacist of the Year, the PSW Pharmacist of the Year, UW Pharmacy Alumni Association’s Young Alumnus of the Year, ASHP Pharmacy Forecast Panelist, ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Leaders Director-at-Large, and Vizient University Health System Consortium Pharmacy Network Professional Development and Workforce Committee Chair and Executive Committee Member.

Dave earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin, where he also completed residency training in Pharmacy at UW Health.