Pharmacy Administrative Residency: Meet Our Program Director

UW Health Senior Director of Pharmacy Steve Rough

Steve Rough is Senior Director of Pharmacy at UW Health, and Clinical Associate Professor at the UW School of Pharmacy. Steve is also Program Director for the Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency and Master Program at UW Health. Steve received his Bachelors and Master degrees from UW-Madison, and completed residency training in Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration at University Hospital.


Steve has implemented progressive pharmacy services in many settings. He has contributed several textbook chapters and papers in the pharmacy literature on a variety of management and leadership-related topics, and has been an invited lecturer for state and national audiences on these topics as well.


Steve completed a four-year term as Treasurer of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) and has served on PSW's Board of Directors for six years. He has served the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) in a variety of capacities including Member, Board of Directors, Chair, Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers; Chair, Council on Pharmacy Management; and Member, House of Delegates.


In 2010, Steve was the recipient of the ASHP Section of Practice Manager's Distinguished Service Award. In 2014, Steve was the recipient of the Winston J. Durant Lecture Award presented annually to a past UW pharmacy resident who exemplifies success and leadership within the profession. In 2016 Steve was selected as the recipient of the John W. Webb Lecture Award, presented annually by ASHP in conjunction with Northeastern University to a pharmacist who has distinguished themselves through extraordinary dedication to fostering excellence in pharmacy practice management. In 2017, Steve was the recipient of the PSW Distinguished Service Award, honoring a pharmacist who has made a sustained contribution to the profession of pharmacy. He currently serves in a three-year term as Chair of the Vizient University Health System Consortium Pharmacy Network Executive Committee, which leads collaborative efforts to foster pharmacy advancement and innovation across the nation's 95 academic medical centers.


Steve's practice interests include pharmacy administration, leadership development, financial management and expansion of the pharmacy enterprise.


Contact Information


Steve Rough, M.S., R.Ph., FASHP
Senior Director of Pharmacy
UW Health Department of Pharmacy
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792
(608) 263-1282