Curriculum Vitae

John Russo, Jr., PharmD

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  • Four decades conceptualizing, selling, and implementing educational and marketing support
    programs targeted to physicians and other health care professionals for the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Five years in clinical practice, research, and teaching at the University of Utah.
  • Experience in implementing international medical communications programs: Japan and the
    Pacific Rim, Europe, and South America


1999 to present The MedCom Resource, Inc.


  Provide editorial, scientific and technical support for the development and implementation of pharmaceutical educational programs 


1999 to 2001

Senior Vice President, Medical Communications

Develop editorial content on complementary and alternative medicine


1992 to 1999 Churchill Communications, North America, Inc.

Executive Vice President, Chief of Operations

Director, Continuing Education

Director, New Project Development

  Supervise 60 full-time employees plus freelancers at two offices in the US (Secaucus New Jersey, and Los Altos, CA)

Oversee an annual salary budget of $4.2 million on revenue of $19 million

Conceptualize and implement innovative and credible educational programs that meet pharmaceutical marketing objectives

Provide scientific and technical support to the Churchill Communications sales force during proposal development and presentations to clients

Serve as liaison between clinical researchers and marketing personnel to ensure the most effective use of drug data in educational programs


1989 to 1992 Radius Scientific, Inc. (sold to Pearson plc. in 1992)

Co-founder & Vice President for New Project Development


1986 to 1989 Advanced Therapeutics Communications International

Division of Physicians World Communications Group,

Senior Vice President, Editorial Director


1983 to 1986 Advanced Therapeutics Communications, Inc.

Vice President/Editorial Director


1982 to 1983


ADIS Press, Inc., New York

Associate Editor


1976 to 1982 University of Utah, School of Pharmacy

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery 

Medical Communications Experience

Written and supervised development of more than 200, monographs, articles, newsletters, slide kits, and other educational programs, including videos, CD-ROM, Internet sites, and preceptorships in support of pharmaceutical marketing programs or as a result of conducting original research at the university level.

Experienced in conceptualizing and implementing all phases of meetings programs: advisory boards, consensus conferences, investigator meetings, symposia, and interactive theater.

Alzheimer’s disease



Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

Cardiovascular diseases

Complementary and alternative medicine



Diabetes mellitus

Drug abuse


Erectile dysfunction

Gastrointestinal diseases

Generic drug issues

Hepatic diseases


Hormone replacement therapy

Imaging agents

Infectious diseases


Multiple sclerosis



Oral contraceptives

Parkinson’s disease

Pain management


Photodynamic therapy

Prostate cancer

Respiratory diseases

Rheumatic diseases


Sexually transmitted diseases


Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Pharmacy

Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) in Clinical Pharmacy Practice

University of Missouri – Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri

Master of Science in Institutional Pharmacy Practice

St. John’s University, College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, New York

Residency in Hospital Pharmacy (American Society of Hospital Pharmacists – accredited)

Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, New Jersey

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

Rutgers—The State University of New Jersey, College of Pharmacy, New Brunswick, New Jersey


ASHP Pharmacist of the Year Award for Achievement in the Professional Practice of Pharmacy

Rho Chi Society, St. John’s University

Leadership Recognition Society, Rutgers University

Anthony J DeRosa Memorial Award for Professional Activity in the Community,

Pi Delta Epsilon – Honorary Collegiate Journalism Fraternity. Rutgers University

Computer skills: Macintosh and Windows

MS Word        MS PowerPoint            Canvas

MS Excel        Filemaker Pro


American College of Clinical Pharmacists

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

REFERENCES: Provided on request