Excellence in Innovation Award: Pharmacist Dr. Kelley Doherty Sanzen

  • 21 Sep 2023

CTC-RI would like to extend a well-deserved congratulations to Dr. Kelley Doherty Sanzen for her recent National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations Excellence in Innovation Award! This award recognizes pharmacists who have shown unusual and exemplary innovation in their practice setting.  


Dr. Doherty Sanzen has done just that! As a consultant for our successful projects that integrate pharmacists with primary care, she has helped us pilot efforts to reduce hospital/emergency department use, promote safe, effective, and efficient medication use in primary care, and implement professional-use CGM in primary care.

Echoing her nomination, she is “a true leader and innovator in the pharmacy community with a longstanding commitment to quality improvement. She has established herself as an exceptional pharmacist working for Brown Medicine's Division of Kidney Disease and Hypertension where in the midst of the Covid pandemic in 2020, she implemented remote patient monitoring for patients with chronic kidney disease and/or uncontrolled hypertension. Her passion for mentoring and teaching, led her to hire a pharmacy intern in 2021 to expand these services to primary care and since then other ambulatory care practices have hired pharmacy interns to support their pharmacy initiatives giving exposure earlier in their curriculum to a growing segment of pharmacy that historically was reserved for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiential students at the end of their curriculum.”


In addition to the above, Dr. Doherty Sanzen has spearheaded many other successful projects throughout the pharmacy community in Rhode Island, and we are lucky to have her in our community. Congratulations!