Jerry Siegel was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He lives in the suburb of Gahanna with his wife, Marjorie. They celebrated their 30th Anniversary last June. He has two children Brian, a graduate of Miami University and Alison, a graduate of The Ohio State University. Jerry graduated from Ohio State in 1972 with a BS degree in Microbiology. He received his BS in Pharmacy in 1976 and recently received his Pharm.D., summa cum laude, in 2003. He was in the first web-based degree program at Ohio State University. He started his career at University Hospital in 1970 with a job as the night morgue attendant. He started work as a Clinical Microbiologist before and during Pharmacy school. He became interested in Pharmacy because his sister, Bonnie, was in the first class of drug administration technicians, a program started by Clif Latiolais. He became a floor pharmacist at University Hospital in 1976. Jerry became Clinical Coordinator in 1982 and Assistant Director in 1986. In 1990, he became an Associate Director under Tim Moore. In 1993, Jerry became the Sr. Director of Pharmaceutical Services at The Ohio State University Medical Center. He is currently also a Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Dean at the OSU College of Pharmacy.
Jerry has served as the President of the Central Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacist in 1992, as well as the President of the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacist in 1999. He was the 1997 recipient of the Walter Frazier Award and given lifetime honorary membership in OSHP. In 1994, Jerry became an LDI Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business Executive Program. In 1996, he was designated as Fellow in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (FASHP), primarily for his work in immunotherapy.
Drug Topics has recognized the OSU Department of Pharmacy as the number one department for providing pharmaceutical care in the nation and in 2000, named Jerry as "Pharmacist of the Year".
Jerry has served as past chair of the ASHP Pharmacy Practice Management Advisory Committee and still serves on the Nominations Committee. He has served as Chair of the ASHP Best Practice Program. He is currently on the ASHP Foundation Board for the 35th Anniversary fund raising effort.
Jerry is the Residency Program Director for the 3 residency programs at Ohio State -- the pharmacy practice, the MS specialty residency in health-system administration and the clinical specialty residency program. Thus far, Jerry has precepted 159 former or current residents. Through efforts to obtain external support for the residency program, the number of positions has increased from 10 to 16 over the past ten years.
Jerry has presented and published nationally and internationally extensively on the topics of immune globulin therapy, thrombocytopenia, anemia, JCAHO preparation and clinical management.
Jerry is an avid and active sommelier. He has conducted wine tasting lectures through out the country and has traveled to vineyards all over the world. Jerry has been quoted as saying that there is a perfect wine match for every occasion, but is there a perfect wine to match the occasion of being the Latiolais Award recipient?