Pinnacle Awards

2014 Individual Award for Career Achievement

Hae Mi Choe, PharmD

Dr. Hae Mi Choe is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and serves as the Director of Ambulatory Care Transformation within the University of Michigan Health System’s (UMHS) Department of Pharmacy Services. She has also recently been appointed as the Director of Pharmacy Innovations & Clinical Practices within the UMHS Faculty Group Practice (FGP), the health system’s physician group practice. For the past 15 years, Choe has been a pioneer in advancing the role of pharmacists in the ambulatory care setting and within organized systems of care, such as the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). At the University of Michigan she has served as the primary leader of these pharmacy services, which have become a model nationally.

Choe joined the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) in 1999 to develop ambulatory clinical services. She was the first pharmacist evaluated and endorsed by the Credentialing Committee at UMHS and was granted special privileges in patient care. In her leadership role as Director of Innovative Ambulatory Pharmacy Practices, Choe created a group practice model at UMHS as part of the Patient Centered Medical Home across 14 health centers. She also developed a new reimbursement process for clinical pharmacy services.