The UPMC Pharmacy Administration Fellowship Program is an integrated program that offers learning experiences at both the system level and through a dedicated scope of responsibility at UPMC Presbyterian. The Fellowship is comprised of practical, real-world experiences in management and leadership to develop skills and behaviors to prepare pharmacists to assume leadership positions in pharmacy.

YEAR 1: Pharmacy Integrated Management

The Fellowship is designed to provide a strong leadership foundation in hospital pharmacy through YEAR 1. This focuses on integrated management principles and experiences among Operational Excellence, Human Resources, Patient Care Services, Ambulatory Care Services, Compliance and Risk Management, Finance, Revenue Cycle and Managed Care, Marketingand Communications, Strategy and Business Development, Facilities, Planning, Design, and Construction and Support Services.

YEAR 2: Pharmacy Administrative Practice

The second year allows fellows to develop a detailed understanding of area specific operations and become active members of a local management team. As a result, fellows will gain direct exposure to employee relations issues and have substantial opportunity for project specific work that ties to strategic goals within the selected area.


To apply, please submit the standard application requirements via Standard requirements for application include curriculum vitae and letter of intent. Supplemental application material will be required in the form of academic transcripts, extracurricular activities, and four (4) letters of reference after initial application.
Applicants must be eligible for pharmacy licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


The purpose of the two-year Pharmacy AdministrationFellowship Program is to prepare pharmacists to assume leadership positions in pharmacy practice through cultivations of administrative aspects and skills of clinical, operational, and financial domains of pharmacy. This includes inventory management, automation and central pharmacy operations, operating room operations management, sterile products management, regulatory affairs management, controlled substance management, compliance, and team collaboration with multidisciplinary groups.


Duration: 24 months
Number Positions: 2
YEAR 1 - $ 69,600
YEAR 2 - $ 74,900

Benefits: Health, life, dental, and disability insurance; ten (10) days of vacation; some travel support available.


    Core Concentrated
  • Direct Patient Care and Pharmacy Practice
  • Team Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations
  • Pharmacy Information Technology and Automation
  • Inventory and Asset Management
  • Drug Procurement and Shortage Management
  • Regulatory Affairs and Controlled Substance Management
  • Finance and Budgeting
  • Quality Management
  • Medication Use Safety and Risk Management
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Special Procurement and Drug Shortage Management
  • Pharmacy Management at other UPMC facilities
  • Health System Pharmacy Operations
  • Formulary Review
  • Pharmacy Administrator on Duty/Call
  • Concentrated Project
  • Quality Management
  • Research
  • Professional Presentation


Fellowship Program Director:
Alfred L’Altrelli, PharmD,
Administrative Director of Pharmacy

Fellowship Program Coordinator:
Eric Schaefer, PharmD,
Pharmacy Operations Manager

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Tyler Hoffman, PharmD

Jessica Isaac, PharmD

William Kasper, PharmD, BCPS

Emily Schartner, PharmD


Marissa Davis, PharmD
Lead Pharmacist, Sterile Preparations Area
UPMC Presbyterian-Shadyside–Presbyterian Hospital
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Contact Information

Program Director Alfred L’Altrelli, PharmD
Administrative Director of Pharmacy
200 Lothrop Street
UPMC Presbyterian, F186
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 802-6756
Fellowship Program Coordinator Eric Schaefer, PharmD, MHSA
Pharmacy Operations Manager
200 Lothrop StreetUPMC Presbyterian, A131
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 605-3911