Certified Professional in Patient Safety Review Course


John B. Hertig PharmD, MS, CPPS
Associate Director
Purdue University College of Pharmacy Center for Medication Safety Advancement (CMSA)

John B. Hertig, PharmD, MS, CPPS is the Associate Director at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy Center for Medication Safety Advancement (CMSA); he also has a courtesy appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Hertig received his Bachelors of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Purdue University. He completed a combined PGY1/PGY2 Masters in Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, OH, while also obtaining a Masters degree in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University.

He holds advisory roles with the FDA and CMS, and collaborates with other national and international organizations on patient safety-related policy. Dr. Hertig has lectured and published on a variety of medication safety, leadership, and health policy topics, and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. He is the Director of the CMSA Medication Safety Fellowship Program, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies – Global, where he leads efforts to reduce the patient safety impact of illegal and counterfeit online drug distribution worldwide. Engaged in entrepreneurial ventures, he recently co-founded a virtual reality pharmacy training company where he serves as Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Hertig received the Glen J. Sperandio award, honoring the Indiana Health-System Pharmacist of the year, and the “Excellence in Innovation” Award, from the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations and Upsher-Smith Laboratories.