Chronis Manolis

Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Services and Chief Pharmacy Officer

Company/Employment: UPMC Insurance Services Division

Bio: As SVP of Pharmacy Services and Chief Pharmacy Officer for UPMC Insurance Services Division, Mr. Manolis oversees the pharmacy programs for the Insurance Division’s Commercial, Medicare, Medical Assistance, Special Needs Plans, WorkPartners and Children’s Health Insurance Program products. Mr. Manolis is responsible for all aspects of pharmacy benefit administration including drug benefit design, clinical program development, operations, the pharmacy clinical call centers and the overall performance of the Pharmacy Services division. He also has a leadership role in the Health Plan’s Center for Value Based Pharmacy Initiatives responsible for the transformation of pharmacy from volume to value. Mr. Manolis has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmacy and managed care industries, including with retail, mail-order, and specialty pharmacies; managed care; government programs; and account management and sales. He previously held management positions with Medco Health Solutions and Stadtlanders Specialty Pharmacy Services.  Mr. Manolis is as an adjunct instructor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and a member of the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA)/Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) Expert Pharmacy Panel. He holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh.