Dean of the UNT System College of Pharmacy, Dr. Suresh Madhavan


Published: April 2, 2019

Suresh Madhavan, MBA, PhD, FAPhA has accepted the role of Dean, UNT System College of Pharmacy and will be joining the UNT Health Science Center in June.

Dr. Madhavan comes to us from West Virginia University where he served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy.  He earned his PhD in Pharmacy Administration from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, a Master of Business Administration from University of Poona, India and a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Bombay, India.

His primary areas of research interest include health services and outcomes research with particular emphasis on improving access to and quality of health and preventive care.  Since 2000, Dr. Madhavan has been involved in numerous grants and contracts from federal and state agencies, and private corporations.

Under Dr. Madhavan’s leadership, the PhD Program in Health Services and Outcomes Research was established in the School of Pharmacy and has graduated 45 PhDs to date. This Program is designated as a “Program of Excellence” by the WVU Board of Governors for excellence in training, mentoring, and job placements.  Graduates of the PhD Program are consistently recognized nationally and internationally for their research.

Throughout his career, Dr. Madhavan has been involved in developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative roles for pharmacists including adult and childhood immunizations, academic detailing to improve medication prescribing and managing a pharmacist call center.  The call center is funded by West Virginia state agencies that does prior-authorizations of pharmaceuticals and oversees appropriate use of opioids in the state Medicaid and government health insurance programs. It is the only such program in the country run by a pharmacy school and has drawn national attention for saving the state millions of dollars and enhancing the safe and cost-effective use of medications.