Michele B. Kaufman, PharmD, BCGP, earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island (URI) and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. She then completed a drug information fellowship at the URI Drug Information Center/Roger Williams Medical Center with a pharmacovigilance focus. She is board certified in geriatric pharmacotherapy. Michele has held multiple roles in the field of pharmacy, including managed care, academia, hospital, continuing medical education and industry. She has worked as a medical writer, professor, drug information specialist, and case manager. She is currently a Pharmacist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Michele has over 300 publications and was co-inventor of pineapple-flavored Colyte, with patents issued. She is on the editorial board for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Journal and a regular contributor to The Rheumatologist. She is the recipient of two prestigious awards from New York City Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Harold Neham Award and the Joe Yellin Award. She also received the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Award for making a significant contribution to managed care. She lives in New York City with her spouse.