Meet Our CEO: Dr. Vic Patel

charlotte, NC pharmacist

Name: Vic Patel

Degree(s) Earned: B.S. in Biochemistry, Doctorate in Pharmacy

Alma Mater(s): PSPS

Graduation Year: 2007

Hometown: Lancaster, SC

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Carolina Pharmacy Group

Dr. Vic Patel

PharmD – Chief Executive Officer – Carolina Pharmacy Group (Owner)

Vic was born in India. He moved to Lancaster, SC during his adolescence and quickly developed a passion for family business. He believes that helping people can be profitable to both the customer as well as the business, which led him to become a pharmacist in Charlotte, NC

Vic attended the College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and received his degree in pharmacy. Upon graduating, Vic gained invaluable experience as the Pharmacy Manager at Wal-Mart Pharmacy. 

Determined to provide his community with the absolute best patient care, Vic founded Carolina Pharmacy in 2008. Vic is the Chief Executive Officer of the Carolina Pharmacy Group in South and North Carolina and oversees all operations of the company. 

When he is not working, Vic enjoys going out to new restaurants with his wife and friends, attending concerts in the city, and is a Carolina Panther season ticket holder.

Why did you become a pharmacist?
“I became a pharmacist to make sure patients had access to quality healthcare.”
What interests do you have that you do in your spare time?
“I love to read about current events around the world.”
Do you have a favourite sports team?
“Carolina Panthers.”
What is your favourite food?
“Mexican.”
What is the country you most want to visit?
“Turkey (more specifically, Istanbul).”
Do you have a favourite place to travel?
“Croatia.”
Brief info about your family?
“I have been happily married since 2006. My wife and I enjoy being entrepreneurs and love to travel when time allows.”
What is one interesting fact about you?
“I was born in India and migrated to America when I was only 8 years old.”
If you had to choose a celebrity to play you in a documentary about your life, who would it be, and why?
“Robert De Niro, because he is a versatile actor who could pull off being as cool and chill as me.”