Ben Lopez, PharmD, MS, MHA, BCPS is Associate Director of Pharmacy and Infusion Services at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer CenterArthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (The James) in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Lopez earned his Bachelor’s degree and his Doctor of Pharmacy at West Virginia University. He completed a combined PGY1 and PGY2 in HealthSystem Pharmacy Administration at Grant Medical Center with a Master of Science in Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Master of Health Administration from The Ohio State University.

In his position at The James, he is responsible for the pharmacy operations of the inpatient cancer hospital and assists in the management of six hospital-based ambulatory chemotherapy infusion clinics. In this role, his focus is on quality and process improvement, automation management, and accreditation readiness. Additionally, he is a guest lecturer for graduate-level courses at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and serves as a preceptor for the Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program at OSUMC. He is active in professional pharmacy organizations at the local, state, and national levels.

The only free-standing cancer hospital in central Ohio and the first in the Midwest, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) is a national and international leader in cancer prevention, detection and treatment. OSUCCC – James physicians and scientists focus on basic, clinical and translational research to improve patients’ lives and lessen the burden of cancer around the globe.

The OSUCCC – James is a 306-bed cancer hospital and one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and one of only seven institutions nationally funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials. With research funding greater than $100 million, $48 million of that from the NCI, OSUCCC – James researchers are advancing the understanding of cancer and translating that knowledge into new treatments, moving us one step closer to achieving our mission of a cancer-free world.