RareMed Welcomes Justin Smerker, PharmD., MPBA as VP of Business Development & Strategy

RareMed Solutions, the nation’s only concierge patient services provider, is pleased to announce an expansion of its Executive Leadership Team with the addition of Dr. Justin Smerker as the company’s Vice President of Business Development. Justin will build on RareMed’s already strong foundation by forging new relationships and enhancing partnerships.  

“I am excited to be a part of what the team is building here at RareMed,” Smerker said. “No one in the marketplace can deliver the combination of concierge service, customizable solutions, and innovative technology that RareMed can.” 

“We are thrilled to have Justin as a part of this team,” commented Dr. Douglas Gebhard, President of RareMed Solutions. “He will catalyze growth for the company and in turn, will expand our reach to new patients and generate many opportunities for our team. His experience and proven track record working with partners to build tailored solutions fit perfectly with our mission.” 

Dr. Smerker brings extensive pharmacy and patient services experience to RareMed with the past decade focused on rare disease program development and launch, patient services, and specialty pharmacy offerings.  As a registered pharmacist and member of the RareMed leadership team, Dr. Smerker supports business development, implementation services, and strategic initiatives for rare and complex conditions.  Justin has authored numerous articles on specialty pharmacy topics and spoken at industry conferences. Additionally, he has served as a subject matter expert for the development of rare disease distinction standards by nationally recognized specialty pharmacy accreditation bodies. He earned his PharmD. degree and Master of Pharmacy Business Administration (MPBA) degree, an executive-style program designed for leaders in the business of medicines, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

Welcome Justin!