Emily Zadvorny, PharmD, BCPS

Emily B. Zadvorny, PharmD, BCPS is a proud clinical pharmacy specialist and professional advocate. A native of Colorado, she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arizona and subsequently completed a general pharmacy practice residency and a managed care specialty residency at the University of California San Diego. She is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Her professional passions are primary care and geriatric medicine, public health, and advancing the pharmacy profession both locally and nationally. 


Dr. Zadvorny currently serves as the Executive Director for the Colorado Pharmacists Society, the only professional pharmacy association in the state of Colorado. CPS serves as the “One Society, One Voice” for pharmacists, technicians, and interns, with a mission to promote, develop, and advance the profession of pharmacy to optimize patient care and public health. In this role she oversees the operational, educational, networking, and advocacy efforts for the Society. In this role, she has helped influence public policies, and passed several key pieces of legislation to advance pharmacists’ scope of practice and improve patient care in the state of Colorado. Senate Bill 16-135 and House Bills 18-1112, 18-1313, HB 19-1242, HB 20-1061 and HB 20-1078 are groundbreaking new laws that expand pharmacists’ scope of practice, create statewide protocols in Colorado, advance reimbursement issues for pharmacists’ cognitive services, protect pharmacy practices, and elevate the level of training and safety of pharmacy professionals. She also represents Colorado pharmacy practice at a national level, networking and advocating in conjunction with national organizations, U.S. legislators, and other key stakeholders.

Her current clinical practice is in ambulatory care, as a clinical pharmacy specialist and clinical associate professor for the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She provides clinical pharmacy consultative services at a family medicine clinic in the Denver Metro area. Previously, she served as a clinical pharmacy specialist at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego in primary care, and at Kaiser Permanente Colorado in cardiovascular risk reduction.

In her spare time, she loves to play tennis every chance she can get, while she, her husband and two teenage boys stay busy with travel, youth sports and activities, golf, skiing, fishing and all Colorado has to offer.