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Terry Leach, PharmD.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Social, Behavioral and Administrative Sciences

  • Office: 230 W 125th Street, Room 536
  • Campus:
    Touro College of Pharmacy
  • Phone:
    646-981-4727
  • Email:
    terry.leach2@touro.edu

Dr. Terry Leach is a managed care pharmacy executive with over 20 years of experience working in a variety of settings, including Specialty Pharmacy, Medicare Part D, commercial insurance and Pharmaceutical Advertising. In his current role as Vice President of Pharmacy at Amida Care, a Special Needs Health Plan in New York City, he oversees all Clinical and Operational Pharmacy Services and a Treatment Adherence Team of outreach workers. 

Dr. Leach has represented Amida Care on  several clinical committees including; The NY State Summit on HCV Elimination Work Group, HSS Expert Consultation Group on the Evidence for Early HCV Treatment in the U.S. and the Scientific Board of the Amida Care/ACRIA Research Collaboration.  ACRIA is a community based non-profit HIV research organization in New York City. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor for several pharmacy schools in New York City.

Education

Pharm.D., Ohio Northern University, Ohio; 2004

Residencies: 
Hospital Pharmacy Residency Certificate, ASHP Accredited Program  OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospitals, Columbus, Ohio

Clinical Specialty

Managed Care, HIV, Hepatitis C
Certified Exercise Physiologist - American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM EP-C)

Research

 

Co-Principal Investigator, “Clinical Outcomes and Health Resource Utilization Before and After HCV Treatment for HIV/HCV CO-Infected Individuals Living in New York City. Sponsored by ACRIA, New York, NY. Funded by Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA. IN-US-334-1705, January 2014 to May 2016.

 

Academic and Professional Honors

Special Recognition Award for Hepatitis C Management from Howard Zucker M.D., Commissioner of Health, New York State Department of Health

Professional Service

New York State Hepatitis C Steering Committee. 2016-17.
Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) – Stakeholder Advisory Panel – New Measure Development. 2016.

Teaching responsibilities

 

SBAN 626 – Managed Care Pharmacy

 

Publications

 

Leach T. A Novel Approach to Patient Care Optimization Among Individuals with HIV. Magellan RX Report, Medical and Pharmacy Benefit Management.  Fall 2016.

 

Kuniholm MH, Leach T, et al. Hepatitis C Direct Acting Antiviral Therapies in a New York City HIV/AIDS Special Needs Plan: Uptake and Barriers. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2015 Dec 29(12):643-5.

Presentations:

Magellan Method Educational Forum – Creating Partnerships that Transform Care. Panelist - Evolving Care Delivery Models. July 20, 2017, Newport, RI

Outcomes of Medicaid insured Hepatitis C Patients Co-Infected with HIV after 8 weeks of treatment with Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir. Poster Session AMCP Annual Meeting. March 29, 2017. Denver CO.

Ciuffetelli D, Leach T. Turning Over a New Leaf in HIV/AIDS Management. Continuing Education Presentation: AMCP Nexus 2016, October 4, 2016. National Harbor, MD.

A Medicaid Hepatitis-C Prior Authorization Program Outcomes Evaluation. Poster Session: AMCP Nexus 2016. October 4, 2016, National Harbor, MD.

Fatehi et al. A Medicaid Hepatitis-C Prior Authorization Program Outcomes Evaluation. Poster Session. US Conference on AIDS. Sept 16, 2016. Miami FL.

Expert Consultation on the Evidence for Early Hepatitis C Treatment in the US. HSS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infections Disease Policy. September 11-12th, 2016. Washington, DC.

Plenary Session: Health Systems Integration for HIV and Hepatitis. National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) Prevention and Care Technical Assistance Meeting: Ending New HIV and HCV Infections. Washington DC, July 2016

Innovations in Care Management for Hepatitis C and HIV Patients – It Isn’t All About Sovaldi. Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) CEO Summit 2016 Washington DC, June 2016.

Payer & Provider Collegial Discussions, To Overcome Barriers in Evidence-Based Treatment Decisions in HCV & IBD. PRIME Education Inc. Physician and Pharmacist Accredited Presentation. June 6, 2016

Leach T, Ernst J, et al. How a Medicaid HIV Specialty Needs Managed Care Plan in NYC Achieved Cost Savings and Successful Clinical Outcomes Report. Poster session: Community Health Care Association of New York State Clinical Forum. Oct. 20, 2015, Lake George, NY.

Leach T, Ernst J, et al. New hepatitis drugs in Medicaid specialty needs population – A preliminary report. Presentation:  Poster session: Community Health Care Association of New York State Clinical Forum. Oct. 20, 2015, Lake George, NY.

Addressing High-Cost Specialty Medications. Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) CEO Summit 2015, Washington DC, June 2015.

Leach T, Ernst J, et al. New hepatitis drugs in Medicaid specialty needs population – A preliminary report. Presentation: 2015 National Summit on HCV and HIV Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care.  2015 Jun 4-6; Arlington, VA.

How a Medicaid HIV Specialty Needs Managed Care Plan in NYC Achieved Cost Savings and Successful Clinical Outcomes Report, 2015 National Summit on HCV and HIV Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care, Arlington, VA.

Hursey E, Leach T. Hepatitis C Drug Evaluation and Contracting. Continuing Education Presentation: Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Annual Meeting. 2015 April 7-10, San Diego, CA.

 

 

Interests/Hobbies/Life Outside of Work

Enjoy travel, film, theater and anything outdoors including hiking, snowboarding, skiing, birding and kayaking.