Meet Rick Purko, BPharm, RPh

"My goal is to develop the full potential of our future pharmacists by creating an engaging and collaborative learning environment for the pharmacy students that will allow them the opportunity to expand their knowledge in the management of the geriatric patient."

Rick Purko, BPharm, RPh

Rick Purko, BPharm, RPh

Associate Dean for Veteran's Pharmacy Services
Department of Clinical Sciences





Rick Purko, BPharm, RPh is the Pharmacy Division Manager at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee Wisconsin. He joined the MCW School of Pharmacy as the Associate Dean for Veteran’s Pharmacy Services in December 2016. Over the last 9 years he has been involved in a number of roles with Concordia University and now the MCW Pharmacy School.

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  Education and Training

Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy (BPharm) - University of Wisconsin-Madison


Post-Graduate Clinical Pharmacy Internship - Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin




Licensed Pharmacist - State of Wisconsin


  Research Interests
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Leadership
  • Healthcare technology
  • Pharmacoeconomics