Program Leader

For over 15 years, Samira Duja, Pharm.D., has practiced as a licensed pharmacist and a leader in health-system pharmacy. Her experience includes training newly hired pharmacists & pharmacy technicians, providing lectures at pharmacy schools, leading Continuing Education lectures, preceptor for pharmacy students on rotations, providing community drug talks on medication management, and been an integral team member in the implementation of Electronic Medical Record System.

Her commitment is to contribute and make a difference in our world by promoting personal health, disease prevention, and medication management. Her vision is to inspire people in advocating for their health and promote safety with managing medication use. She continues expanding her vision by learning more holistic practices in medicine. She is a graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition with a certification in Health Coaching. She is also a current student at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism and an aspiring Clinical Herbalist.

Some of her professional and personal accomplishments include:

Doctor of Pharmacy from St. John’s University

Residency trained in Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Licensed Pharmacist in NY, NJ, and TN

Certified Pharmacy Self-Care Specialist

Serves on the board of the St. John’s University alumni chapter of Lambda Kappa Sigma Pharmacy Sorority

St. John’s Pharmacy Clinical Skills Competition winner and competed nationally at ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Skills Competition

Providing lectures in Medication Safety to over 200 students at University of Tennessee

Credentialed EPIC Willow trainer

Marathon finisher for New York City, Chicago, and Berlin marathons

New York Road Runner Volunteer Leader

Finisher for over 20 half marathons and 60 races total

Spartan Sprint finisher

Dr. Duja is an American citizen with Bangladeshi heritage and lives in Long Island. She is currently the Pharmacy Coordinator at a community based hospital and a full time student at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism. She also serves as a mentor for pharmacy students at her alma mater at St. John’s University.

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