As Chief Pharmacy Officer, Sharon Jhawar optimizes prescription benefits and clinical programs for SCAN Health Plan. She provides direction on the development of innovative, pharmacy care programs that ensure safe and appropriate member medication use, and manages contracting, oversight and compliance of pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) operations.
Sharon works cross-functionally to help drive SCAN’s overarching organizational goals of person-centered quality care; growth and retention; operational excellence; strong CMS Star ratings; and positive member experience. For more than 18 years, Sharon has served as a key organizational voice influencing Medicare policy. Her passion for ensuring seniors have access to the right medication at the right time, at an affordable cost, continues to drive SCAN’s mission to keep seniors healthy and independent.
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 (AMCP), the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) 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 prominent journals including Managed Healthcare Executive, Journal of American Geriatrics Society (JAGS), Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy (JMCP) and Pharmacy Times.