Rear Admiral Ty Bingham
Chief Pharmacist Officer
RDML Ty Bingham has served in multiple leadership positions throughout his career. His passion and commitment throughout have always been the advancement of clinical pharmacy through utilization of pharmacists as providers to improve patient outcomes.
RDML Bingham currently serves as Chief of Clinical Pharmacy Programs for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). He was commissioned into the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps in 1989, serving as a staff pharmacist with the Indian Health Service in Sells, AZ. He then responded to an acute need and transferred as a Chief Pharmacist with the BOP Federal Correctional Institution Safford, AZ. His extensive BOP career has included serving as Regional Chief Pharmacist of the BOP’s Western Region, National HIV Clinical Pharmacist Consultant, Institution Chief Pharmacist, and Performance Improvement Coordinator.
Under RDML Bingham’s leadership, BOP clinical pharmacy programs have flourished with nearly 70% of BOP pharmacists providing direct care, most conducting multiple chronic care clinics. He oversees three BOP Clinical Pharmacist Consultant Programs with over 20 specialized pharmacists assisting providers in caring for HIV, HCV, and psychiatric patients. These programs monitor all HIV patients in the BOP as well as evaluating, prioritizing, and authorizing treatment for patients with hepatitis C. The psychiatric consultants process all psychiatric non-formulary medication requests and lead in developing and updating psychiatric-related clinical guidance documents.
Adept in identifying opportunities to improve processes and implementing strategies that deliver superior outcomes, RDML Bingham chairs the multidisciplinary BOP Health Services Division Governing Board Clinical Care Subcommittee. This committee is responsible for researching and proposing new and innovative improvements to BOP clinical care. Additionally, he oversees maintenance of the extensive BOP Clinical Guidance program.
RDML Bingham was the recipient of the Allen J. Brands PHS Clinical Pharmacist of the Year Award in 2015, George F. Archambault PHS Career Achievement Award in Pharmacy and USPHS Meritorious Service Medal in 2018. Two of his most prized awards came early in his career when he was twice selected as Employee of the Month at FCI Safford.
He is happily married to his wife Tawna who loves to travel with him when able. They are empty nesters but have five great children and eleven grandchildren. RDML Bingham likes to build things that go fast, build, and play guitars, long-range target shooting, hiking, camping, coaching little league, and touring on motorcycles.