Pharmacy Alumnus Ranks #22 among Gator100 Business Owners

Benjamin Epstein, Pharm.D.
Benjamin Epstein, Pharm.D.

UF’s Gator100 honored the 100 fastest-growing, Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world with an awards luncheon and celebration on Feb. 6. The UF Warrington College of Business Administration Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation recognized these entrepreneurs, ranking them by rate of growth of their businesses.

Benjamin Epstein, Pharm.D., was ranked #22 among the 2015 inaugural Gator100, for his medical research company, East Coast Institute for Research.

Epstein graduated in 2003 with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida, where he completed a residency and fellowship. In 2007, he co-founded and served as chief executive officer and medical director of the East Coast Institute for Research (ECIR), an institute that focuses on the advancement of medical care through clinical research opportunities. ECIR has been recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal as one of the fastest growing companies in Northeast Florida.

Also serving as president and chief scientific officer of ECIR Medical Communications, Epstein has led lectures nationally and internationally. He has authored numerous articles published in periodicals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Drugs, American Family Physician, Current Opinion on Investigational Drugs, Pharmacotherapy, and Annals of Pharmacotherapy. He currently serves as co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Medimix Specialty Pharmacy in Jacksonville. He established the University of Florida Internal Medicine Pharmacotherapy Clinic, and previously served as an assistant professor for the UF colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine.