PPA News

Posted by: Matthew Helms on Apr 25, 2021


David Hoff, PharmD, BCPPS, FCCP, FPPA has been named recipient of the 2021 Richard A. Helms Award of Excellence in Pediatric Pharmacy Practice.

Dr. David Hoff is a pharmacy Clinical Leader, site Residency Program Director and member of the Professional Staff at Children's Minnesota. He is a Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist and holds clinical faculty appointments at the University of Minnesota and Drake University. He has been a pediatric pharmacy practitioner, leader and teacher for over 28 years since graduating from the University of Minnesota.

David is a past President and member of the Board of Directors of the Pediatric Pharmacy Association and is a past President of the Minnesota College of Clinical Pharmacy. He holds membership and has been honored as a Fellow of both the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Pediatric Pharmacy Association. He is also an affiliate member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

David has served as the manager of the Children's Minnesota Medication Safety Value Stream and is a former member of the Children's Minnesota Board Quality Committee. He has served as a consultant in pediatric pharmacy to the pharmaceutical industry, Children's HeartLink and to the Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In 2008, David was the recipient of the Health Care Hero Award by Twin Cities Business magazine. He has published book chapters, original research and abstracts and presented lectures locally, nationally and internationally on a number of pediatric drug topics.

He is a member of the international editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics and serves as a peer reviewer for articles in pediatric pharmacotherapy submitted to a number of other scientific journals. David's main areas of professional interest are pediatric and neonatal critical care and medication safety.

Most recently, Dr. Hoff was awarded the PPA Presidential CItation for his work on the important article, Key Potentially Inappropriate Drugs in Pediatrics: The KIDs List, published in the Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 

Dr. Hoff presented the Helms Award Lecture entitled, "A Journey Through Clinical Pharmacy Leadership" on Friday, April 23, 2021 during the 30th Annual PPA Meeting!