Peter H. Vlasses, PharmD, DSc(Hon), FCCP is executive director emeritus, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. He retired from ACPE, the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education and the evaluation and certification of professional degree programs internationally, in 2019 after 20 years of service. During his tenure, ACPE was a founding member of the Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative (HPAC), which now has 25 accreditation agencies as members. Dr. Vlasses is a founding member, fellow and past president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).
Dr. Vlasses received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (PCPS) and served a residency in hospital pharmacy at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Prior to his position at ACPE, his professional experience included service as a clinical faculty member at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and PCPS as well as a research associate professor of medicine and pharmacology, Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. He served as associate director, Clinical Practice Advancement Center, and director, Clinical Research & Investigator Services, University Health System Consortium, Oak Brook, Illinois. In each of his positions, Dr. Vlasses was involved in innovative interprofessional education, practice and research initiatives.