About Katherine DeSanctis, PharmD, MS

Katherine DeSanctis, PharmD, MS is the Director of Pharmacy Operations at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. DeSanctis is responsible for safe and efficient pharmacy operations for inpatient care areas, procedural areas, and clinics across the main campus. She provides leadership and oversight of the large team working in the central distribution, compounding, and perioperative pharmacies.

Prior to her time at Mass General, Dr. DeSanctis completed her PGY-1 and PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration residency training at UW Health. She also concurrently earned her MS in Health System Pharmacy Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. Dr. DeSanctis earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Pharmacy.

Dr. DeSanctis’ practice interests include pharmacy automation and technology, medication safety, pharmacist and technician advancement, and leadership development. She is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the Vizient Pharmacy Council.

Departments, Centers & Programs:


  • MS, Health System Pharmacy Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy
  • PharmD, University of Illinois-Chicago College of Pharmacy