Dean's Advisory Council: Luke A. Probst


Luke A. Probst, PharmD, BCPS

Executive Director of Pharmacy Services
Upstate University Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor – Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine

Luke Probst is the executive director of pharmacy services at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. His responsibilities cover the spectrum of pharmacy leadership including oversight of advanced clinical and distributive pharmacy services and budget/formulary management for a 125+ FTE pharmacy team within a 472-bed tertiary care academic medical center. Additionally, he has administrative oversight for pharmacy services at Upstate University Hospital's Community Campus and Upstate's outpatient and ambulatory care pharmacy services. Previously, he served as associate director of pediatric pharmacy services at the 71-bed Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital (UGCH) within Upstate University Hospital.

He holds faculty appointments as a clinical assistant professor within Upstate Medical University's Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Medicine's Section of Clinical Pharmacology. Additionally, he has served as the course instructor for Upstate School of Nursing's Advanced Pharmacology (NURS 640) course for the past several years. Probst also serves as vice chair of the Upstate Medical University Institutional Review Board. He has precepted PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents, as well as many students from various affiliated colleges of pharmacy. Probst has delivered didactic instruction to medical and nursing students and has delivered invited presentations and/or posters at local, state and national pharmacy organization meetings. He established an ASHP-Accredited PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at UGCH and served as its program director from 2008 until 2013. Probst has co-authored a number of manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, numerous posters and a book chapter on pediatric pharmacotherapy issues. He serves as on the editorial review board of a number of pharmacy and pediatric journals.

Other past professional experiences span two other academic medical centers, community pharmacy and home infusion pharmacy settings.

Probst is a graduate of Albany College of Pharmacy with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy and Shenandoah University where he earned his doctor of pharmacy degree. He has been practicing in hospital pharmacy for more than 25 years, with extensive experience in pediatric pharmacotherapy and pharmacy leadership. He has been credentialed as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist since 1998, and holds membership in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Probst lives with his wife and sons in central New York. He enjoys travel to the southwest, hiking, biking and music.