Karen Smethers

Vice President Pharmacy, Clinical Integration

Karen Smethers, BS, PharmD, BCOP is the Vice President of Pharmacy, Clinical Integration. In this role, Dr. Smethers provides strategic direction, oversight, and decision making for Participant Clinical Pharmacy Services throughout the continuum of care, including acute care, infusion centers, physician clinics, and retail settings in collaboration with Dr. Lynn Eschenbacher, Vice President, Medication Management and Chief Pharmacy Officer.


Dr. Smethers has 30 years of health care pharmacy experience. Most recently, she held the role of National Clinical Pharmacy Integration Leader where she had responsibility for supporting the development and implementation of evidence-based medication practice, patient safety and patient care outcome initiatives


Prior to joining The Resource Group, Dr. Smethers served as the Manager of Oncology Pharmacy and Investigational Drug Services at the UMass Memorial Medical Center, and Director of the Medication Safety Pharmacy Residency Program.  She completed a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston; a Doctor of Pharmacy at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh along with a Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Smethers has served as the President of the Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists where she was awarded Pharmacist of the Year.