Russel Allinson is Therigy’s co-founder and Executive Chairman.
Russ’s background includes more than 20 years of specialty pharmacy experience and an additional 15 in hospital pharmacy operations. He is one of the industry’s most respected authorities on specialty pharmacy operations, adherence, clinical programs, quality improvement, outcomes, and informatics.
After earning his BS in pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh and his MS in pharmacy administration from The Ohio State University, Russ completed his administrative/clinical residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He then kicked off his career with Shadyside Hospital, where he was promoted time and again over the course of 15 years.
In 1996, during the industry’s pioneering days, Russ made the move to specialty pharmacy when he accepted the position of Director of Pharmacy with Stadtlanders. He was subsequently promoted to Vice President of Pharmacy. Russ was recruited to Priority Healthcare where he held executive positions as Senior Vice President of Pharmacy/Chief Pharmacist and later as General Manager with Aetna Specialty Pharmacy. He gained valuable technology experience with two companies, Ariba and FreeMarkets.
Russ is a member of the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society. He received the Alumni of the Year award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 1996; the Jack L. Beal Postbaccalaureate Alumni Award from the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 2008; and the Pharmacy Times Next-Generation Pharmacist Technology Innovator award for 2016.