Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP is the Director of Error Reporting Programs at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). His responsibilities include working with healthcare practitioners and institutions to provide education about medication errors and their prevention, review medication errors that have been voluntarily submitted by practitioners to a national ISMP Medication Errors Reporting Program (ISMP MERP) as well as serving as a Manager of Medication Safety Analysis for the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority (PSA). Prior to joining ISMP, he served as a home care and long-term care pharmacy surveyor for the Joint Commission. He has published numerous articles in the pharmacy literature, including regular columns in P&T and the PSA Patient Safety Advisory and is a journal reviewer for a number of publications including the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, and Annals of Internal Medicine. He is a chapter contributor to a textbook published by McGraw-Hill entitled Pharmacy Management: Essentials for All Practice Settings, Essentials of Nurse Informatics, Remington and Medication Errors.
Mr. Grissinger serves as the Chair for the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP), and serves on the National Quality Form (NQF) Common Formats Expert Panel, the Editorial Board for P&T, the Faculty Advisory Board for the Pharmacy Learning Network (PLN) and the Publications Advisory Board for Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses. He also served on the United States Pharmacopeia’s (USP) Safe Medication Use Expert Committee from 2005-2010, the FDA Proprietary Name Review Concept Paper workshop panel in 2008, FDA Naming, Labeling, and Packaging Practices to Minimize Medication Errors workshop panel in 2010 and the Joint Commission Home Care Compounding Pharmacy Technical Advisory Panel in 2013
He is also an adjunct assistant professor for Temple University School of Pharmacy. Mr. Grissinger received a BS in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and is a fellow of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices as well as the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.