Executive Director of Pharmacy Services, Brigham and Women's Hospital
John Fanikos, R.Ph., MBA, is Executive Director of Pharmacy Services at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts. He is responsible for the overall Pharmacy Department operations and its financial performance. Mr. Fanikos also serves as Adjunct Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and his Master of Business Administration degree at Northeastern University. He completed an ASHP-accredited residency at BWH.
Mr. Fanikos has served in a number of different roles at BWH, including investigational drug pharmacist, inpatient and outpatient pharmacy supervisor, clinical preceptor, and pharmacy administrator. While fulfilling these roles, he has worked with patients on orthopedic, oncology, cardiology, and general medicine units. He now manages a staff of over 300 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy interns that provide care across inpatient and ambulatory settings. As part of his research interests, he has worked closely with the BWH Thromboembolism Research Group for over 25 years. He has authored and co-authored over 100 peer reviewed articles and textbook chapters on medication use with a specific emphasis on anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapies. His research focus has been identifying and avoiding the problems and pitfalls of their use.
Mr. Fanikos is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) panel that crafts guidelines for the treatment and prevention of thromboembolic disease. He serves as the treasurer and sits on the Board of Directors for the North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF), a nonprofit organization that provides a platform for those interested in thrombotic disorders to enhance disease education, awareness, advocacy, research, and prevention. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Hospital Quality Foundation (HQF). Like NATF, HQF is a 503C charitable organization, and it is dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare by supporting the development and delivery of education related to medical practice.
Mr. Fanikos is Past President of the Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Both his father and brother are pharmacists, which makes him aware of many of the issues challenging the medical professions today.