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Thomas P. Reinders, Pharm.D.

Emeritus Professor
Dean's Office


Dr. Thomas Reinders joined the faculty of the VCU School of Pharmacy in 1974. In addition to his tenured faculty responsibilities, he has held a variety of administrative positions including position as Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services. During his tenure as director of pharmacy at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, six specialized pharmacy residency programs were established and 108 pharmacists completed an accredited residency program under his direction. He received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati. Also, he completed pharmacy residency programs at the Children’s Hospital and U.S. Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Cincinnati. Dr. Reinders has more than twenty-five years of volunteer service with the United States Pharmacopeia where he chaired the Panel on Pharmacy Practice and currently serves as Chairman of the Expert Committee on Nomenclature, Safety and Labeling. He has served as a member of the FDA Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee and has served as a director of several not-for-profit organization boards. Dr. Reinders is the recipient of numerous awards including the Bowl of Hygeia Award for Outstanding Community Service, the VCU Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching, the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumnus Award, the ASHP Award for Achievement in the Practice of Hospital Pharmacy on two occasions, and the APhA Distinguished Achievement Award in Administrative Practice. He has been honored as Pharmacist of the Year by the Virginia Pharmacists Association and Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists and he is a fellow of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice.


  • B.S., Pharmacy (University of Cincinnati, 1970)
  • Pharm.D., Pharmacy (University of Cincinnati, 1972)

Post-Graduate Training

  • Residency - Pharmacy Practice (Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1971)
  • Residency - Pharmacy Practice (U.S. Veteran's Adminitration Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1972)

Academic Appointments/Professional Experience

  • 1972-1974. Pharmacist, Appalachian Regional Hospitals, South Williamson, KY
  • 1974-Present. Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor of Pharmacy, VCU School of Pharmacy
  • 1984-1996. Director of Pharmacy, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
  • 1989-1996. Assistant Dean for Clinical Affiliations, VCU School of Pharmacy
  • 1996-Present. Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services, School of Pharmacy


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  • Recent Publications
    • Reinders TP. THE PHARMACY PROFESSIONAL’S GUIDE TO RÉSUMÉS, CV’S AND INTERVIEWING, 2nd Ed., American Pharmacists Association, Washington, DC, 2005.