Dr. Ference received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Wilkes University Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing in 2003, Wilkes-Barre, PA. He completed a specialty residency in Family Medicine and a faculty development fellowship at UPMC St. Margaret’s, Pittsburgh, PA. Before returning to Northeast Pennsylvania, he spent four years on faculty as an assistant professor at the University Of Oklahoma College Of Pharmacy and adjunct assistant professor in the University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine Tulsa, OK. Dr. Ference serves as the Director of Pharmacotherapy Education at the Wyoming Valley Family Medicine Residency Program, Kingston, PA. He is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and manages a referral-based pharmacotherapy clinic, focusing on advanced diabetic education and management and serves as a consultant for the hospital's Family Medicine Team during inpatient teaching rounds. He has published several book chapters and original, peer-reviewed manuscripts and presented at international Family Medicine conferences. Dr. Ference’s research interest includes measures of diabetics’ quality of life, pharmacy preceptor development and pharmacy student curricular development, focusing on role-playing. As an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy he is responsible for teaching in the areas of cardiovascular diseases and women’s health issues. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, son and two dogs.