2023 Award Recipient

Serving Vulnerable Populations
Milap C. Nahata

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Milap C. Nahata, PharmD, MS, FASHP, FCCP, FAPhA, FPPA

Milap C. Nahata is professor emeritus of pharmacy, pediatrics, and internal medicine at The Ohio State University (OSU) colleges of pharmacy and medicine. His clinical practice and patient-focused research have fundamentally shaped the field of pediatric pharmacy, encompassing all aspects of providing comprehensive medication management for children.

Nahata has published nearly 650 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Notably, his studies with azithromycin were pivotal in its approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in children. He is an author and co-editor of five books, including Pediatric Drug Formulations, one of the most widely used resources in health-system practice, and Pediatric Pharmacotherapy and Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment. He also contributed to two reports of the Institute of Medicine: Emergency Care for Children: Growing Pains and Safe and Effective Medicines for Children. He has presented over 400 invited lectures in the US and abroad. He is the editor-in-chief of the Annals of Pharmacotherapy.

He has received many honors for his research and practice, including the ASHP Foundation Literature Award for Sustained Contributions, the ASHP Best Practices Award, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Russell Miller Award for Sustained and Outstanding Contributions, and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Research Achievement Award in Clinical Sciences. He is also a recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Lifetime Achievement and Robert Chalmers Distinguished Educator awards, the ACCP Paul Parker Medal and Education Award, the Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA) Sumner Yaffe Lifetime Achievement and Richard Helms Excellence in Pediatric Pharmacy Practice awards, the APhA Gloria Francke Leadership Mentor Award, the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) James Beal Award, and the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists (OSHP) Walter Frazier Award. He has been recognized for significant impact on pharmacy education with the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching by OSU and eight Teacher of the Year awards by the OSU College of Pharmacy.

In addition to his research and clinical practice, Nahata also has a long record of service in pharmacy associations. He is a past president of ACCP and AACP, and has served on committees of ASHP, ACCP, APhA, PPA, FDA, NIH, USP, and FIP. He is among a select group of elected pharmacist members in the National Academy of Medicine and is a Fellow of ASHP, ACCP, APhA, PPA, and several other organizations.

Nahata is also the founding director of the Institute of Therapeutic Innovations and Outcomes (ITIO) at OSU. ITIO provides medication therapy management services via telephone to more than 100,000 patients annually. The services are provided by pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and students/trainees.

He received a BS (Chemistry, Physics and Math) from the University of Jodhpur, BS (Pharmacy) from the University of Bombay, a MS (Pharmaceutics), and a PharmD from Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. He completed a residency at Buffalo General Hospital.