Reamer Bushardt is a tenured professor and chairman of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, part of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In addition to his teaching, research and department leadership responsibilities, Dr. Bushardt works with patients who are experiencing medication-related problems or have failed to achieve the full benefits of therapy. He frequently publishes in the area of drug safety and serves as editor-in-chief for the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

After earning his doctorate of pharmacy from the University of South Carolina, Dr. Bushardt served as a consultant pharmacist. He then earned a physician assistant degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and served patients in two rural family practices. Dr. Bushardt joined the Medical University of South Carolina as a full-time faculty member in 2004, then as division director in addition to his teaching, clinical practice and research duties. He began his faculty career at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in 2010. He is actively involved in numerous research activities and provides patient care within the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Reamer Bushardt is Professor and Chair for the Department of Physician Assistant Studies; and Professor for the Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Reamer Bushardt has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.