As Chief Pharmacy Officer, Sharon Jhawar optimizes prescription benefits and clinical programs for SCAN Health Plan. Sharon provides executive-level oversight and has accountability in operating a compliant Medicare Part D pharmacy program, contracting and oversight of delegated pharmacy benefit manager operations, and developing and managing innovative clinical programs in order to ensure safe and appropriate member medication use.

Sharon works cross-functionally to help drive SCAN’s overarching organizational goals and objectives surrounding 5-Star, growth and retention, operational excellence and member satisfaction. Her passion during her more than 15-year tenure at SCAN has and continues to be ensuring that seniors have access to the right medication at the right time and at an affordable cost.

Prior to joining SCAN in 2003, Sharon completed a geriatric residency program at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda division. She holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Southern California and a master of business administration from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. She is a board-certified geriatric pharmacist and a certified healthcare insurance executive.

Sharon is an active member of several professional organizations including the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA), where she has served in various roles and capacities including, most recently, as a member of PQA’s board of directors.

Sharon speaks at a wide array of healthcare forums and has been published in healthcare trade magazines, including Managed Healthcare Executive and Pharmacy Times.