Randy Martin, PharmD, BCCCP
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs & Associate Professor
My primary responsibility, as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, is ensuring effective delivery of innovative clinical pharmacy services provided by UNT System College of Pharmacy’s faculty, staff, residents, and fellows. Our exceptional clinical pharmacy faculty and residents are imbedded in medical practices and health-systems throughout the Metroplex, including a cutting edge interprofessional ambulatory care practice right here on the UNTHSC campus – UNT Health. Our clinical pharmacy team also takes a leadership role in delivering student, employee, and community health services on behalf of the university. Our collective objectives for the clinical pharmacy enterprise at UNTHSC are (1) to provide our community with safe and effective care, (2) train the expert pharmacy clinician of the future, and (3) enrich the medication experience for patients, caregivers, and other health professionals.
Education & Experience:
Prior to joining University of North Texas System in 2016, I served as a pharmacy director and administrator with Texas Health Resources. I received my PharmD from Texas Tech University Health Science Center and completed my undergraduate education at Texas Christian University. I hold Board Certification in Critical Care Pharmacy and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
Teaching Areas & Interests:
I teach as a preceptor for pharmacy students in their fourth professional year and PGY-1/PGY-2 pharmacy residents. In the classroom, I teach neurocritical care, sterile compounding, patient safety, pharmacy informatics, and pharmacy law. I also facilitate interprofessional education and precept students from the School of Public Health.
Professional Activities & Awards:
I am actively involved in many professional organizations, most prominently with the Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists (TSHP). I currently serve on the TSHP Board of Directors and have held several officer positions at the state and local level within the organization. I also serve on the Clinical Advisory Board for the NorTex Practice Based Research Network. I am actively involved in public affairs and advocacy of the profession of pharmacy, promoting a top-of-license practice for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
My research is primarily focused toward demonstrating the true value that pharmacists bring to the healthcare team. Previous projects focus on evaluation of novel clinical pharmacy programs, including pharmacist-driven perioperative infective prophylaxis, prospective pharmacist review of emergency and procedural orders, and transition-of-care pharmacists.
In addition to my responsibilities within the college, I also serve as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Patient Safety. My focus at the Institute is to improve medication safety in the ambulatory setting, including safe prescribing practices, appropriate opioid use, and safe use of medications in physician offices.