Joel Owerbach, Pharm.D.

Joel OwerbachDr. Owerbach is a 36 year veteran in managed care pharmacy.   As one of the early innovators in the development of clinical pharmacy programs within managed care, he has pioneered numerous clinical management and specialty programs. As Excellus Health Plan’s first pharmacy director (1995), Dr. Owerbach created a comprehensive and integrated pharmacy benefit management (PBM) covering up to 1.7 million pharmacy and medical benefit lives. Dr. Owerbach launched the Clinical Research Division within his HMO in 1989 and directed over 20 research trials in that capacity.

Joel served as President of the HMO PHARMACY CONSULTING SERVICES, a national managed care consulting company and was Director Clinical Pharmacy Services for Rochester Medical Group.

Dr. Owerbach has had an appointment as clinical assistant professor of pharmacy and was on the faculty of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and as well as with the St. John Fisher College’s Wegmans School of Pharmacy. He earned his B.S. and Pharm D degrees at the State University of New York School of Pharmacy.