Matthew Balish, Pharm.D., M.S.

Dr. Balish graduated from the UMES School of Pharmacy in 2014.  He completed his undergraduate work in Biology at Salisbury University in 2000 and started working for Intervet (now Merck Animal Health) upon graduation until 2008.  Matthew earned a Master’s Degree in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics from Johns Hopkins University.  While working on his Master’s, he conducted research in Intervet’s companion animal division to develop vaccines. While in pharmacy school, Matthew conducted NIH research on viral infections of the eye and has been published in eight scientific journals in addition to presenting at two national conferences and one international conference.

Matthew is the Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the Maryland Pharmacist Association, the co-editor of the Maryland Pharmacist Association Law Book, the Pharmacist Association’s Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates and sits on the MPhA Board of Trustees. He also lobbied legislators in favor of the Maryland Pharmacists Bill to allow pharmacies to provide drug take back boxes in pharmacy locations.

In his free time Matthew enjoys working on old cars, reading and fishing. 

Residency Learning Experiences: Pharmacy Operations

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