Milap C. Nahata, PharmD, MS, FAPhA, FASHP, FCCP, FPPA
Nahata is the Founding Director of the Institute of Therapeutic Innovations and Outcomes, and Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University (OSU) colleges of pharmacy and medicine. He was Division Chair, Pharmacy Practice and Science, and Associate Director, Pharmacy at the OSU Medical Center for 15 years when the Division became widely recognized for its innovative pharmacy practices and residencies in ambulatory and community pharmacy, vibrant education and research programs, and strong partnerships with other health sciences, practice settings and the community.
Nahata has published over 650 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Notably, his studies with azithromycin were pivotal in its approval by the Food and Drug Administration for use in children. He is an author and co-editor of five books, including Pediatric Drug Formulations, one of the most widely used resources in health-system practice, and Pediatric Pharmacotherapy and Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment. He also contributed to two reports of the Institute of Medicine: Emergency Care for Children: Growing Pains and Safe and Effective Medicines for Children. He has presented over 400 invited lectures in the US and abroad. He is the editor-in-chief of the Annals of Pharmacotherapy.
He has received many honors for his research and practice, including the APhA and AAPS Research Achievement Awards, ASHP Foundation Literature Award for Sustained Contributions, the ASHP Best Practices Award, and the ACCP Russell Miller Award for Sustained and Outstanding Contributions. He is also a recipient of the AACP Lifetime Achievement Award, the ACCP Paul Parker Medal, the ASHP Harvey AK Whitney Lecture Award, Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA) Sumner Yaffe Lifetime Achievement and Richard Helms Excellence in Pediatric Pharmacy Practice awards, the APhA Gloria Francke Leadership Mentor Award, the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) James Beal Award, and the OSHP Walter Frazier Award. He is a Fellow of APhA, ASHP, ACCP, PPA, and several other organizations.
In addition to his research and clinical practice, Nahata has received the AACP Robert Chalmers Distinguished Educator Award, the ACCP Education Award, the OSU Distinguished Teaching Award, and eight Teacher of the Year awards at OSU College of Pharmacy. He also has a long record of service in pharmacy associations. He is a past president of AACP and ACCP, and has served on the committees of APhA, ASHP, PPA, FDA, NIH, and FIP. He is among a select group of elected pharmacist members in the National Academy of Medicine.