Ellen Scharaga: OncoMed’s SVP of Oncology Pharmacy Services

An accomplished healthcare sector executive with nearly three decades of professional experience, Ellen Scharaga currently serves as Senior Vice President of Oncology Pharmacy Services for OncoMed Pharmaceutical Services, a highly regarded treatment facility located in Great Neck, New York. Stepping into her present leadership role in October 2009, Ms. Scharaga maintains a wide range of responsibilities within OncoMed’s dispensary and pharmacy call center, mining her extensive background in administrative supervision to ensure best practice implementation of company policies and procedures on a consistent and continuing basis. Aside from managing patient medication disbursements and vendor relations, Ellen Scharaga devotes a considerable amount of time and energy toward bolstering the effectiveness and profitability of OncoMed’s business model. To ensure that the company retains its long-held reputation for excellence in every regard, Ms. Scharaga works in close collaboration with a network of physicians, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), drug manufacturers, and various trade organizations to keep costs stable for the pharmacy and its patients alike.

OncoMed Pharmaceutical Services has flourished in numerous capacities under Ellen Scharaga’s deft direction, increasing its staff by approximately 50 percent and reducing prescription turnaround time by 30 percent. Thanks to Ms. Scharaga’s efforts to promote advancement and innovation within every division of the nine-year-old enterprise, OncoMed earned accreditation from the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare for all branches in 2010, a key achievement that provides a solid foundation for growth far into the future.

Ellen Scharaga received her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology from St. John’s University in 1982. Additionally certified as a Registered Pharmacist in the State of New York, Ms. Scharaga is a member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, the Pharmaceutical Society of New York, and the Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association. Active in the philanthropic arena, she supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the American Cancer Society.

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