Vanita K. Pindolia, PharmD, BCPS
Vice President, Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Programs_PCM
Henry Ford Health System/Health Alliance Plan of Michigan

Dr. Vanita K. Pindolia is the Vice President of Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Services at the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) and Health Alliance Plan (HAP) in Detroit, Michigan. Her responsibilities include identifying, developing, implementing, and managing cost-effective collaborative clinical programs within HFHS/HAP. She has 28 years of accumulated inpatient, outpatient clinic, managed care, academia, and administrative healthcare experiences where she has designed and implemented unique practices that cut across hospital, physician groups, and payer boundaries resulting in cost optimization and improvements in quality outcomes.


In her current role she works with multiple System business unit executive teams across primary and specialist physicians, PCMH/ACO/IDN leaders, hospital staff, multiple health plan departments, care management leaders, and non-HFHS physician groups, in a quasi-matrix environment to align payer goals with provider practices to achieve System goals. She has developed strategies to effectively meet financial metrics and quality metrics for HAP (all physicians) and Henry Ford Health System Population Health (key risk-based contracts). She utilizes data for development and continuous management of programs that improve utilization, quality (commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid), provider engagement, and employer group performance.


Over her career, Dr. Pindolia has served on multiple national and local committees that have focused on numerous quality metrics, biosimilar work, and payers and providers collaboration partnerships. Currently she is on the National Quality Forum (NQF) Behavioral Health Steering Committee, Biologics & Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium (BBCIC) Science Committee, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Medication Therapy Management Advisory Group, and Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC) Opioid Task Force.


Dr. Pindolia received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and completed her Hospital Practice Pharmacy Residency at the Detroit Medical Center.