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July 2016 Member Spotlight

Carl Martorana

Passed on May 28, 2016 | Obituary

Carl Martorana graduated from the St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences with his Bachelors of Pharmacy degree in 1957 and his Masters in 1961. 

He was the owner of Rosenberg’s Pharmacy in the Bronx where he served the community as the neighborhood pharmacist for more than 25 years. At his Bronx Pharmacy, he established an affiliation with St. John’s University pharmacy program to mentor future pharmacists as part of the experiential program and pioneered creating full time faculty positions at his site to provide his community with clinical pharmacy services.

Carl also served as an adjunct faculty and laboratory supervisor of the community pharmacy practice Lab at St. John’s University for over 35 years. He was a New York State Pharmacy Board Member for over 20 years and proctored and prepared the Part 3 board exam every year. He was recognized as Pharmacist of the year by the Italian American Pharmacist Society years ago, and he recently received the Distinguished Alumni Award from St. John’s University on April 23rd of this year.

To us all, Carl was a true and sincere pharmacy leader and lead by example at all times.  Carl was incredibly friendly, and he treated everyone with love and respect; he would always invite you out to his home in Southampton. He will be greatly missed by many of our organization, the countless students he has mentored, and the whole pharmacy profession in NY State.

Donations in memory of Carl may be made to:

Ralph Martorana Scholarship Fund
Attention: Sawanee Khongsawatwaja
St. John's University College of Pharmacy
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens NY 11432-9763