Amy L. Seybert, PharmD

  • Dean, School of Pharmacy
  • Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics

Amy L. Seybert, PharmD, serves as dean of the School of Pharmacy and professor of pharmacy and therapeutics. She is Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics chair, administrative director of the pharmacy residency programs, director of the PharmacoAnalytics fellowship and associate director for pharmacy programs at the Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research (WISER).

Dr. Seybert’s research focuses on the scholarship of education using simulation as well as improvement of clinical outcomes in cardiovascular disease and critical care, with an emphasis on medication safety. She is recognized as an international leader in simulation education in pharmacy and pioneered the use of high-fidelity human patient simulation to advance pharmacotherapy knowledge, clinical decision making and medication safety skills in health care professionals. Her clinical research in cardiovascular and critical care pharmacy practice and medication safety has led to substantial advances in patient care as well as growth of pharmacy and patient safety services throughout the UPMC health system and beyond.

In addition to her research and clinical care, Dr. Seybert is responsible for all pharmacy residency programs at UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital and the School of Pharmacy, while also serving as the administrative lead for the residency and fellowship council in her role as chair.

An accomplished faculty member, Dr. Seybert has been honored as a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). She has received multiple teaching awards, including the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, ASHP Research and Education Foundation Pharmacy Residency Excellence Preceptor Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Rufus A. Lyman Award, and the AACP Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award.

Dr. Seybert completed her BS in pharmacy and her PharmD at Pitt. She then completed her residency in cardiovascular critical care pharmacy at Tampa General Hospital in Florida in 1997, after which she returned to Pitt as an assistant professor of pharmacy and therapeutics.