Marjorie Pestel Zimmerman, MS, BS Pharm, is a registered pharmacist with diverse experience in the healthcare industry. During her practice in a large tertiary care center, she held numerous positions, including decentralized clinical pharmacist and Assistant Director of Operations within the pharmacy department. As a consultant for a psychiatric hospital, she performed medical staff drug usage evaluations and led patient medication groups.
Marjorie has experience as the Director of Pharmacy for a home-infusion company that managed a broad range of diseases and has multiple-years’ experience in the medical communications/education industry. At a managed care communications company, she researched, designed and developed products, including sales training, advisory boards, symposia, disease state management, and communications programs.
After focusing on managed care, Marjorie joined a medical education company, where she held various positions within account services and new business development. Her responsibilities included developing and managing educational plans that included publications and advocacy development as well as promotional and Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs.
Marjorie served as editor of a business strategy publication that focused on devices, diagnostics and drugs in development. Researching and writing about new drugs in development including biosimilars is an area of interest. Additionally, she has worked with several health plans and employer groups distributing and evaluating RFPS for PBM selections as well as determining PBM performance relative to the existing contracts.
She is a member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and has prepared dossiers using the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Format for Formulary Submissions. A graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy, Zimmerman earned her Master’s from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.