As Chief Pharmacy Officer, Sharon Jhawar optimizes the pharmacy benefit for SCAN Health Plan. Her responsibilities include ensuring a compliant Medicare Part D pharmacy program, contracting and oversight of delegated Pharmacy Benefit Manager operations, and developing and managing innovative clinical programs to ensure safe and appropriate medication use by SCAN Health Plan members.
Prior to joining SCAN in 2003, Sharon completed a geriatric residency program at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda Division. She received her doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Southern California and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. She is a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist.
A frequent speaker, Sharon has also been published in healthcare trade magazines including Managed Healthcare Executive and Pharmacy Times.