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Jess Martinez
Ask the Expert: Jesse F. Martinez, PharmD, FASCP
Vice Dean, College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
Compounding pharmacists face a challenging regulatory environment that is rapidly evolving as state standards move into compliance with FDA and USP mandates. Because licensing and accreditation procedures differ from state to state and from year to year, it’s important to work with an equipment provider that understands these complexities.

When you work with Terra, you work with Dr. Jesse Martinez, a leader in the field of pharmaceutical compounding.

Dr. Martinez earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California. He has thirty-seven years of experience in several areas of pharmacy administration including clinical pharmacy practice, sterile and non-sterile compounding, pharmacy and LTC pharmacy ownership, management of home health nursing agencies, clinical laboratories and other clinical programs servicing the health care industry.

He has developed pharmacy operations on a national scale to include infusion services, nutritional support, oxygen and home medical equipment services, consulting services, marketing and sales. He has been a founder, a director and has held senior executive positions with national health care corporations, both privately held and public. He also founded Strategic Drug Solutions, Inc., a research corporation to commercialize intellectual properties developed by university researchers.

Dr. Martinez is currently the Vice Dean at Western University of Health Sciences, a charter member of the Board of Advisors and has been a preceptor, mentor and lecturer throughout his professional career as well as serving on local, state and national pharmacy associations in various leadership capacities. Dr. Martinez teaches fourth-year student pharmacists in an advanced elective entrepreneurial course for pharmacy ownership and management which includes pharmacist-in-charge training. Dr. Martinez in recent years has served as faculty for WesternU College of Pharmacy ACPE Continuing Education program as a compounding instructor and as a consultant to the pharmacy industry in pharmacy operations including expert compliance in USP <795>, USP <797> and USP <800>.

Call Terra for Dr. Martinez’s expert assistance in the selection of a clean room, isolator, laminar flow cabinet, and other equipment appropriate to your process and certification requirements.