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Elizabeth A. Rightmier, PharmD, BCPS

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)

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Office: (585) 273-4767


Professional Background

Elizabeth Rightmier, PharmD, BCPS, MSCS is the Manager of Quality and Accreditation for the Specialty Pharmacy. She practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist in internal medicine and infectious diseases at URMC, Highland Hospital, for three years before transitioning to the specialty pharmacy as a clinical pharmacy specialist on the multiple sclerosis team for six years. She serves as a member of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Specialty Pharmacy Practitioners Specialty Advisory Group on Accreditation and Compliance, as chair of the Specialty Pharmacy Quality Management Committee, as a member of the Resident Advisory Committee and as a member of the UR Medicine Pharmacy Equity and Inclusion Committee. She began her current position in 2020 and serves as preceptor to PGY1 Community and PGY2 Specialty Pharmacy Leadership and Administration residents for rotations and research projects with a focus in quality improvement.



B.S. | Le Moyne College

Pharm.D. | Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

2010 - 2011
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency- University of Rochester Medical Center (American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Accredited)

2009 - 2010
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency- University of Rochester Medical Center (American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Accredited)


Journal Articles

Siehnel JT, Lavigne JE, Rightmier EA, Bossard WT, Li N, Slish JC. "A Retrospective Study of Patient Factors That Indicate Provider Nonadherence to an Institutional Clostridium difficile Treatment Guideline." Journal of pharmacy practice.. 2018 Apr 0; 31(2):169-174. Epub 2017 Jun 01.

Zaepfel M, Cristofaro L, Trawinski A, McCarthy K, Rightmier E, Khadem T. "Evaluation of a Hepatitis C Patient Management Program at a University Specialty Pharmacy." The Annals of pharmacotherapy.. 2017 Apr 0; 51(4):307-314. Epub 2016 Dec 16.

Rightmier E, Stevens V, Brown J. "Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccination in older adults." The American journal of geriatric pharmacotherapy.. 2011 Dec 0; 9(6):392-404. Epub 2011 Nov 02.