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Portrait of Dr. Richard DeCederfelt
Richard DeCederfelt, PharmD

Chief, Parmaceutical Procurement


Pharmacy


BS, Pharmacy, Howard University, School of Pharmacy
PharmD, University of Maryland


Email: rdecederfelt@cc.nih.gov
Phone:301-402-7091

Portrait of Dr. Richard DeCederfelt
Richard DeCederfelt, PharmD

Chief, Parmaceutical Procurement


Pharmacy


BS, Pharmacy, Howard University, School of Pharmacy
PharmD, University of Maryland


Email: rdecederfelt@cc.nih.gov
Phone:301-402-7091


Dr. Richard DeCederfelt is the Section Chief for the Pharmaceutical Procurement and Control Section which provides procurement services related to the acquisition of pharmaceuticals, supplies, equipment, and services to support the Pharmacy Department.


Dr. DeCederfelt received his Masters of Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.

However, prior to that he had a long standing career with the Department of Health and Human Services as a Commissioned Officer.

Since the early 90s, Dr. DeCederfelt has dedicated his career to NIH's Pharmacy Department. He has been instrumental in designing and implementing the IDMS; also developing guidelines for the handling of vivo gene-transfer delivery and for securing stored medication.

Dr. DeCederfelt's section is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the pharmaceutical supply chain, including conducting market research, sourcing and purchasing all commercially available pharmaceuticals approved for use in the Clinical Center, managing drug shortages, recalls, and processing expired pharmaceuticals. Helping NIH to keep pace with the ever changing electronic field of tracking and monitoring; he helped to develop a data base, replacing the manual paper-based system, to track Pharmacy's purchase activities; develop a computer based training module; and rewriting IDMS software applications.

DeCederfelt HJ, Grimes GJ, Green L, DeCederfelt RO, Daniels CE. Handling of gene-transfer products by the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center pharmacy department. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 54(14), 1604-1610, 1997


  • NIH Clinical Center CEO Award, 2018
  • PHS Presidential Unit Citation, 2015
  • PHS Commendation Medal, 2013
  • NIH Director's Award, 2013
  • NIH Pharmacist of the Year, 2013
  • PHS Special Assignment Ribbon, 2009
  • PHS Outstanding Unit Citation, 2007
  • PHS Crisis Response Service Award, 2006
  • PHS Commissioned Corps Training Ribbon, 2005
  • PHS Commendation Medal, 2004
  • PHS Unit Commendation. 2001
  • PHS Achievement Medal, 1999
  • PHS Outstanding Unit Citation, 1997
  • PHS Citation, 1995
  • NIH Pharmacist of the Year, 1995

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