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Manager of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, University of Virginia

Justin L. Vesser, PharmD, MS is the Manager for Ambulatory Pharmacy Services at UVA Health. He oversees operations for UVA Health's community pharmacy enterprise, consisting of 7 retail pharmacies dispensing more than 350,000 prescriptions annually. Vesser also oversees UVA Health's groundbreaking Meds to Beds prescription delivery program, a leader in health system transitions of care programs. Other areas of oversight include Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy services, post-discharge intervention and follow-up and community vaccination.

In 2020-2021, Vesser had the opportunity to lead operations for UVA Health's COVID19 vaccine efforts. An interdisciplinary team organized three separate mass vaccine clinics over six months, administering more than 123,000 doses to health system employees and the community at large. Vesser's responsibilities included designing and implementing mass immunization workflows, mobilizing a group of more than 1,000 vaccinators and support staff, and coordinating with the Blue Ridge Health District. In April 2021, equitable distribution of the COVID19 vaccines needed to be championed. Vesser's focus shifted to the community, and in collaboration with the health district and many other community partners, more than 140 separate events were held on location in the community specifically aimed at increasing access among those populations at highest risk of negative outcomes from COVID19. Vesser also partnered with the Charlottesville Fire Department and the Blue Ridge Health District to launch a homebound vaccine program, which administered more than 400 doses in patients' homes.

Academic interests include serving as the Residency Program Director for UVA Health's PGY1 Community-Based Residency program and as an adjunct faculty member for Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Pharmacy.

Vesser earned his PharmD degree at the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in 2010. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University for post graduate studies, and earned his Master's of Pharmaceutical Science degree in 2018 with a focus on pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes. Vesser attended the Pharmacy Leadership Institute at Boston University's Questrom School of Business in 2017.

He lives in Earlysville, Virginia with his wife Amy and three children Jack, Jay and Jesse.


  • –present
    Ambulatory Pharmacist, University of Virginia