Adjunct Assistant Professor, Saint Francis University
"Professor Pete" Kreckel is a practicing retail pharmacist who works in Lemont Furnace Pennsylvania. He works for a five-store, family-operated chain in South Western Pennsylvania, where he serves as Director of Clinical services.
Both he and his wife, Denise are 1981 graduates of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. He has worked independent retail pharmacy for over 40 years. He taught Pharmacology in the Physician Assistant program at St. Francis University for 16 years. He has been a regular PharmCon favorite since 2008, covering topics of primary interest to the community pharmacist.
He was inducted into Pi Alpha, the Physician Assistant honorary fraternity, and was named as "Preceptor of the Year" by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association both in 2012 and 2019 for his dedicated work to the education of pharmacy students from Duquesne University, and from his Alma mater the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Kreckel was also named the 2014 Preceptor of the Year by the NCPA, as well as a Distinguished Alumnus of Pitt’s School of Pharmacy in 2015. Professor Pete has also created an intensive Self-Care Specialty course focusing on over-the-counter therapy designed to make you a better community pharmacist.
Kreckel has strived to better this profession through education of community pharmacists and advocacy in patient care.