by Stephani Simmons
September 5, 2017
Senior Vice President, Clinical Integration, Chief Pharmacy Officer,
Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP)
With more than 30 years of experience as a pharmacist and health care industry leader, Eileen Wood plays an integral role in the CDPHP mission of providing greater access to high-quality, affordable health care.
Wood joined CDPHP in 2005 and currently serves as senior vice president and chief pharmacy officer. In this role, she is responsible for the pharmacy benefit, clinical pharmacy programs, and leveraging pharmaceuticals and pharmacy information to serve members and support CDPHP initiatives. Through strategic partnerships with practitioners and the delivery of actionable information for patient populations, Wood works to make meaningful improvements in health care quality, affordability, and the sustainability of independent physician practices.
Prior to joining CDPHP, Wood served as vice president of clinical services and director of pharmacy services for Seton Health System in Troy, N.Y., part of the Ascension Health System. Wood began her career in an independent community pharmacy practice, and her experience includes progressive hospital pharmacy and management experience in oncology, surgery, laboratory, cardio-pulmonary, medical imaging, and other clinical services management.
Wood earned a Master of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., and a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from St. John’s University in Jamaica, N.Y. She is licensed as a pharmacist in New York state.