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St. Louis 30 Under 30: Kyle Amelung Honored

September 6, 2016 | Express Scripts


Kyle Amelung
Senior Clinical Consultant

The St. Louis Business Journal has recognized Kyle Amelung as one of the region’s up-and-coming professionals. Kyle, a senior clinical consultant, has been named to the publication’s 30 Under 30 list for 2016. The award recognizes future leaders who are making their mark in the St. Louis community through business and philanthropic efforts.

Kyle supports healthcare products for 17 health plan clients around the country representing 5 million patients. As a member of the Express Scripts Lab, he assists in piloting innovative clinical services to enhance value to patients and clients.

“In my role, I see how our work is making prescriptions safer for patients and saving money for our clients,” Kyle said. “It excites me to speak about our company’s products and solutions every chance I get.”

Kyle joined Express Scripts in 2014 as a specialist pharmacist at the Oncology Therapeutic Resource Center, where he counseled patients to help them understand how their decisions can lead to improved health. He also performed utilization reviews for patients’ chemotherapy.

Previously, Kyle was an inpatient pharmacy resident at Boston Medical Center, where he supported patient care in the emergency department during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. He holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and has additional management training from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Harvard Business School.

Kyle is now an adjunct faculty member at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy where, in collaboration with St. Louis University’s School of Medicine, he helps develop strategies to improve patient safety and care outcomes.

“As a pharmacist in a non-traditional role, I have the opportunity every day to partner with my colleagues and peers in the industry to make a difference in our community and for patients across the country,” Kyle said.

Kyle’s involvement in the community focuses on giving back through his profession. He’s currently a member of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s Recent Graduate Committee, where he collaborates with the Alumni Association to organize educational and social events. He has also spoken to current pharmacy students through alumni panels at the college and has presented on the pharmacy profession at high school career days.

In addition, over the past two years, Kyle has led a team for the Make-A-Wish Foundation Walk for Wishes. This past April, the team raised more than $2,000 for the cause.

With a long list of accomplishments, Kyle is just getting started, and he says his goal is to “never stop learning.”

“We work in a complicated industry, and I’m gaining a better sense of what drives our business success,” Kyle said. “I’ll continue to learn from my peers, as well as mentor pharmacy students and younger colleagues, so together, we can move our business forward and serve patients in the best way possible.”

Kyle was featured in the July 8 issue of the St. Louis Business Journal and was honored at an award reception on July 14.

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