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James Kirby, PharmD, BCPS, CDE

Chief Commercial Officer Kroger Health, The Kroger Co.

James Kirby is the Chief Commercial Officer for Kroger Health.  In this role, he is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with strategic partners, suppliers, providers, and payers; generating alternative profit through innovative healthcare ventures; implementing a comprehensive food as medicine strategy; and creating a multidisciplinary interoperable healthcare ecosystem to deliver population health solutions.

Dr. Kirby earned his pharmacy degree from Ohio State University and his PharmD from the University of Cincinnati.  He has worked as a pharmacist in a variety of settings, including community, mail, hospital, and managed care/specialty pharmacy.  Dr. Kirby is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati, a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association, and maintains an active role in professional organizations and advocacy efforts.