Meet Our Faculty

    , BS, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, BCPP

    University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Dr. Tammie Lee Demler received her Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science degrees at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Dr. Demler is a dually Board-Certified Pharmacist with clinical expertise in psychiatry and geriatric pharmacy practice. She is currently the Director of Pharmacy residency training at SUNY Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and numerous academic appointments, including clinical associate professor SUNY School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, clinical assistant professor at D'Youville College School of Pharmacy and Clinical Instructor for the Erie County Community College's Pharmacy Technician Certification Program (PTCB). Dr. Demler collaborates with both the National Association of the Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS) to develop board examinations that establish the minimum competencies expected for new practitioners to practice in an ever changing clinical environment. Prior to embarking on her academic and institutional career, Dr. Demler's clinical practice focused on ambulatory care in community pharmacy.  Currently, her clinical practice site is the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.

    She has presented medication continuing education programs nationally and internationally, and is an Academic Educator for the New York State Medicaid Prescriber Education program sponsored by the New York Department of Health. Dr. Demler served as President of both the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York and the Pharmacists Association of Western New York.
    Dr. Demler is also a local media personality, hosting her own weekly TV talk show as well as a weekly community affairs radio segment. She has won a number of prestigious national, state, and local awards acknowledging both her professional and community-based contributions. Most recently she won the teacher of the year 2019 for SUNY Buffalo School of Pharmacy and education award for the Niagara Frontier YWCA Tribute to Women 2019.

    Dr. Demler has authored and co-authored numerous original research articles and expert reviews for print media. She is a regular contributor to U.S. Pharmacist, Pharmacist's Letter and Pharmacy Times. Dr. Demler is an author for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy's Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment and has also has provided expert pharmacotherapeutic consultation for other books such as the Side Effects of Drugs: Annual Volume 36 and Clinical Consult to Psychiatric Nursing for Advanced Practice. In March 2017, she published her own book Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice in 2017 (updated for new release in 2019) and is planning a companion text for Physician Assistants hopefully soon. She was a contributing author in the 2019 Preceptor Pearls published by ASHP and continues to provide daily inspiration for preventing burn-out and other “good things” at her website tammie-lee.com