Gretchen M. Brophy, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FCCM, FNCS, '94, has taken office as the new president of the Neurocritical Care Society (NSC), an international multidisciplinary medical society with over 2,000 physician, nurse, pharmacist, and resident/fellow members worldwide. She will be the first non-physician President of the Society, highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of the NCS. Dr. Brophy will serve a one-year term as President of NCS.
"My long-time involvement in NCS has helped to advance my professional efforts and to connect me with other healthcare providers and leaders worldwide," said Brophy. "I look forward to serving as the NCS president as a way to give back to this organization that has been of tremendous benefit to me and my esteemed colleagues in the neurocritical care profession."
Brophy currently serves as a Professor of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Sciences and Neurosurgery at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy, Medical College of Virginia Campus, in Richmond. She is also a Neurocritical Care Clinical Pharmacist at VCU Health. Brophy received her PharmD from the University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy in Tucson, and her postgraduate training includes residences in Critical Care and Pharmacy Practice at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
Brophy's research interests include effective treatment strategies for traumatic brain injury, brain injury biomarkers, neurocritical care, hemostasis, stroke, sedation and status epilepticus. She is an investigator for the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Defense and industry-funded studies. An invited speaker at national and international conferences, she publishes in the area of neurocritical care.
Brophy is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a fellow of the NCS as well as the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and American College of Critical Care Medicine.