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David A. Gettman, PhD, MBA, RPh

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Professor; Director of Assessment

Pharmacy (School of), Certified Graduate Member

DAC 430


716-829-8436 fax


Lieutenant Colonel Gettman retired from the U.S. Air Force after 26 years of active and reserve duty and in that time practiced the profession of pharmacy at over ten military bases and two veterans administration medical centers. Dr. Gettman has also held academic positions at the University of New Mexico, Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and the Appalachian College of Pharmacy. Dr. Gettman assumed his position as a full-tenured professor and director of assessment at the D'Youville College School of Pharmacy in November of 2008. Dr. Gettman teaches health care systems, pharmacy management, ethics in pharmacy practice, geriatric pharmacotherapy and consultant pharmacy, and health communications, diversity and bioethics, He is a faculty liaison for local student chapters of the Rho Chi Honor Society and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP).

Education & Training

Research Interests

His teaching/research interests are: population-based health care, outcomes assessment, ethics, pharmacy law, biostatistics, gerontology and management/leadership. Current Chair, AACP Public Health SIG 2016-2017; and, twice (a past chair) AACP Health Care Ethics SIG.


Gettman, David A. Chapter 9: Budgeting in Pharmacy Management: Essentials for All Practice Settings, Fourth Edition by Shane Desselle and David Zgarrick. (2016) McGraw-Hill Education, New York, NY.

Gettman, David A. and Arneson, D. Pharmacoethics: A Problem-Based Approach. (2003) (CRC Press) Pharmacy Education Series – Boca Raton, FL.

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