Get to Know: Victoria Nazarov, Pharm.D.

Pharmacy School Attended: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Current Employer: Magellan Rx Management, Scottsdale, Arizona

Job Title: Formulary Management Pharmacist

Job Responsibilities: Her team works on anything formulary related. They are truly the “middle man” since clients, members, and all teams within a PBM depend on the formulary. She works on the commercial line of business ensuring adjudication is accurate, arranging drug list development and updates, and participating in communication regarding formulary changes to members, physicians, clients, and internal business partners.

Pharmacy Organization Memberships: AMCP

Significant Accomplishments: She is proud of how much she has learned about managed care and PBMs (pharmacy benefit managers) within a short time. Since Magellan is a smaller PBM, she gets to work on a lot of different projects with many different teams across the company. Within four months of her start date, she worked with a small team and an external vendor to get a formulary tool up and running. This was a huge lift in a short amount of time. They were then recognized by the company’s CEO and received an award called the “Make a Difference Award” during a town hall for all of their hard work.

Although I don’t work with patients anymore, my MTM residency did teach me how to look at the big picture. I now have a member’s perspective in mind when I am managing the formulary and making clinical decisions. The projects that I worked on during my residency also prepared me for the “real world.” I learned how to stay organized, meet deadlines and work independently.