Mark Soffing

  • Why I Love Teaching at Molloy College
    • Small Class Size
    • Focus of Students
    • Students Willing to Challenge Concepts
  • Academic Interests
    • Pharmacotherapy
    • Oncology
    • Operations Management
    • Quality Systems Implementation
  • What I am working on
    • Implementing FDA Good Manufacturing Practices at the Columbia University PET Center
    • Creating a Standardized Auditing System to Identify Program Compliance Issues
    • Establishing Appropriate Joint Commission Medication Management Thresholds for Nuclear Medicine Programs
  • Educational Philosophy

    Be sure to cover the material you have in your outline BUT always allocate enough time to permit the class take you in unanticipated places.

  • Educational Background
    • Pharm. D., College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2008 cum laude
    • M.B.A., Operations Management / Information Technology, Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, NY 2002
    • M.S., Radiation Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 1993
    • Postgraduate Practicum, Radiation Safety, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 1983
    • B.S., Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions, St. Johns University, Jamaica, NY 1981

    Licensure

    • Registered Pharmacist, New York State, 1981
    • Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist, A Ph A, 1997
    • Registered Pharmacist, New Jersey, 2006

    Professional Development and Certifications

    • Center for Professional Innovation & Education. Malvern, PA, 2004-2007
    • Certificate in Good Laboratory Practices
    • Certificate in Drug Master Files
    • Certificate in Good Clinical Practices
    • Certificate in Good Manufacturing Practices
    • Aseptic Processing & Compliance Tools for Chapter <797>, US Pharmacopoeia, Bethesda, MD, 2008
    • Certificate in Cyclotron Operation, Maintenance, and Applications, GE Medical Systems, USA, 2006

    Affiliations

    • American Pharmaceutical Association (1978 - Present) Elected Member-At-Large (2005 - 2007), Nuclear Pharmacy Practice Section, Chair responsible for the Communications & Education. Currently serves on the Education, Regulatory, & PET Subcommittees.
    • Molloy College, Rockville Center, NY (1995 - Present)-Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry Instructor, Nuclear Medicine Program
    • Society of Nuclear Medicine (1995 - Present)-Member, Oncology & Radiopharmaceutical Science Councils
    • St Luke-Roosevelt Med College, New York,NY (2004 - Present)-Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry Instructor, Radiology Fellowship Program
    • Vistage International "The World's Leading Chief Executive Organization" (2006 - Present)-Key Executive Member
    • Health Physics Society (2006 - Present)-Plenary Member
    • New York University, New York, NY-Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry Instructor, Nuclear Medicine Program (1999 - 2001)
  • Additional Information

    Favorite books

    • Patrick Lencioni business fables, esp Death By Meeting and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
    • Andrew Sorkin, Too Big To Fail
    • Patricia Schultz, 1000 Places to See Before You Die
  • Publications/Presentations

    (those completed during past 5 years are provided below.)

    June 2010 S N M Annual Meeting Salt Lake City, UT
    Categoricals Presentation "Earning the Gold Medal for Compliance: How Your Production Facility Can Achieve Best Practice Standards."

    March 2010 Society of Nuclear Medicine Atlantic City, NJ
    Update & Overview "Review of Nuclear Pharmacy & Radiopharmaceuticals"

    June 2009 S N M Annual Meeting Toronto, CAN
    Session Presentation "Decision Making & Clinical Nuclear Medicine"

    April 2009 A Ph A Annual Meeting San Antonio, TX
    Session Moderator "A look at PET's Past, Present and Prospect for Future"

    April 2009 Society of Nuclear Medicine Atlantic City, NJ
    Update & Overview "Review of Nuclear Pharmacy & Radiopharmaceuticals"

    February 2009 Am Society of Nuclear Cardiology Newark, NJ
    Update & Overview "Rad Biology; Radiopharmaceuticals; Radiation Safety"

    April 2008 Society of Nuclear Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
    Session Presentation "Renal Cell Carcinoma"

    April 2008 Society of Nuclear Medicine Atlantic City, NJ
    Update & Overview "Radiopharmaceuticals & Localization"

    February 2008 University of Pittsburgh Med Ctr Pittsburgh, PA
    Update & Overview "Thyroid Cancer & Opportunities for Iodine-124"

    October 2007 Fl. Pharmacists Annual Meeting Orlando, FL
    Session Presentation "PET Tracer Availability & PET cGMP"

    August 2007 Isotopes In Medicine Workshop Albuquerque, NM
    Session Presentation "Tracer Availability & Regulatory Issues"

    June 2007 S N M Annual Meeting Washington, DC
    Categoricals Presentation "Regulatory Affairs & Clinical Molecular Imaging"

    April 2007 Society of Nuclear Medicine Atlantic City, NJ
    Update & Overview "Nuclear Pharmacy and Radiopharmaceuticals"

    April 2007 A Ph A Annual Meeting Atlanta, GA
    Session Presentation "A Review of cGMP and PET cGMP"

    October 2006 Fl. Pharmacists Annual Meeting Orlando, FL
    Session Presentation "A Review of Metastatic Bone Pain Treatment"

    October 2005 Fl. Pharmacists Annual Meeting Orlando, FL
    Session Presentations "Radioimmunotherapy" "Thyroid Cancer: Diagnosis & Therapy"

    June 2005 S N M Annual Meeting Toronto, CAN
    Session Presentation "Radioimmunotherapy Forum"

    April 2005 Society of Nuclear Medicine Westchester, NY
    Update & Overview "Nuclear Pharmacy and Radiopharmaceuticals"

    April 2005 A Ph A Annual Meeting Orlando, FL
    Session Moderator "Hot Topics In Radiation Biology"