Raffi Svadjian Named Executive Director of Community Pharmacies

Raffi Svadjian, Executive Director of Community Pharmacies (Photo by Chris Jones)

Raffi Svadjian has accepted the role of Executive Director of Community Pharmacies, effective November 1, Dean Vassilios Papadopoulos and Steven Chen, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, announced earlier this week. In this position, Svadjian will supervise the operations of the four community pharmacies operated by the USC School of Pharmacy: USC Pharmacy, USC Health Center Pharmacy, USC Medical Plaza Pharmacy and Verdugo Hills Professional Pharmacy.

A PharmD/MBA graduate of USC, Svadjian has served as Interim Executive Director of Community Pharmacies during two separate periods: from August 2017 to present, and from June 2014 to April 2016. Over nearly 15 years’ experience at USC Pharmacy, Svadjian has also held the positions of Senior Director of Specialty Pharmacy, Director of Transplant Pharmacy Services, and staff pharmacist at USC Medical Plaza Pharmacy. He is sought for his expertise in private, government and safety net pharmacy enterprise.

In addition to his official roles, he serves as advisor to the USC chapter of the National Community Pharmacy Association (NCPA) and traveled with a USC student team last month to NCPA’s Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla. where the students placed second in the nation in a live pharmacy business plan competition.