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Kelly Pokuta, PharmD

Senior Vice President, Industry Relations

As senior vice president of industry relations, Kelly leads Diplomat in developing and managing relationships with pharmaceutical manufacturers. She also oversees contract management and implementation.

With more than 25 years of healthcare experience, Kelly brings a wealth of industry knowledge. Before joining Diplomat, she served as vice president of specialty pharmacy and industry relations at OptumRx. Kelly has also held roles at CVS Caremark, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc., Premier Inc., and the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy. Her expertise includes managed care, new product development, brand strategy and marketing, physician practice management, drug intelligence and pipeline management, and contracting. She has extensive clinical experience in areas including hematology/oncology, neurology, infectious diseases, and immunology.

Kelly earned her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy. She completed her postgraduate pharmacy practice residency at the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics. Kelly also obtained credentialing as a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.

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