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Rabia S. Atayee, PharmD, BCPS, APh

Name: Rabia S. Atayee, PharmD, BCPS, APh

Email:  ratayee@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, PharmD (2003) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Pharmacy (2004), ASHP Pain Management Traineeship at University of Maryland (2006)

Title: Palliative Care Pharmacist Specialist

Awards: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Walmart Scholar Mentor (2013); American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Teacher of the Year Award (2013); UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award for Class of 2017 (2014); UC San Diego Campus Wide 2017-18 Distinguished Teaching Award for Academic Senate Members (2018)

Precepting Rotations: Palliative Care Rotation

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Pain, Palliative Care, Medication Safety, Promoting Role of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Education

Primary Responsibilities: Associate Dean of Admission Outreach at UC San Diego Skaggs SOP, Palliative Care Pharmacist at Jacob’s, Medical Center, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at Skaggs SOP

Outside of work, you can find me: Traveling, hanging out with my kids & husband, watching football, basketball, forcing myself to exercise, eating spicy Thai food and if there is any time left in the day binge watching Netflix

My ‘At bat’ theme song: “Roar”, Katy Perry (more reflective of pride in the advancing pharmacist profession and pharmacists having a seat at the table & leading other healthcare professionals)

Linda Awdishu, PharmD, MAS

Name: Linda Awdishu, PharmD, MAS

Email:  lawdishu@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Toronto, BScPharm (1999) University of Colorado, Denver, PharmD (2008) University of California, San Diego, MAS (2007)

Title: Chair, Division of Clinical Pharmacy Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine Director of Interprofessional Education and Simulation

Awards: Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacy, Ontario Branch Douglas J Stewart Award for Hospital (2002); Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacy National Schering Award for Pharmacokinetics (2003); San Diego Preceptor of the Year Award, UCSF School of Pharmacy (2006); Preceptor of the Year Award, UCSD Pharmacy Practice Residency Program (2007); Apples for Preceptors Award, UCSF School of Pharmacy (2008); Teacher of the Year, UCSD School of Pharmacy Third Year Student Body (2012); Finalist, Excellence in Medication Use Safety Award, American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists Foundation (2014); Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award for Non Senate Members, UCSD (2015), Teacher of the Year, UCSD School of Pharmacy Third Year Student Body (2016)

Precepting Rotations: Longitudinal CKD Clinic (PGY1)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Nephrology, CKD, AKI, Renal replacement therapies

Primary Responsibilities: Faculty at School of Pharmacy, Co-Chair Therapeutics 212A, Director of Interprofessional Education and Simulation Program

Outside of work, you can find me: Hiking with family, running with dog, yoga

My ‘At bat’ theme song: “Jump Around “ by House of Pain

Peach Azimi, PharmD, BCPS

Name: Peach Azimi, PharmD, BCPS

Email:  pazimi@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: Touro University, PharmD 2012 UC Davis, PGY1 Acute Care Pharmacy Practice (2012-2013)

Title: Staff Pharmacist- adult medicine

Awards: Preceptor of the Year (2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019)

Precepting Rotations: Adult Internal Medicine (PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Internal Medicine

Primary Responsibilities: Covering medicine shifts, precepting

Outside of work, you can find me: at the dog beach, watching The Bachelor, eating chocolate, spending time with friends/family

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Salt and Straw Ice Cream Shop in Little Italy

Jason Bailly, PharmD, AAHIVP

Name: Jason Bailly, PharmD, AAHIVP, CSP

Email:jbailly@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Southern Nevada, PharmD (2004)

Title: Pharmacist in Charge, Specialty Pharmacy Operations Manager

Precepting Rotations: Health System Administration (PGY1 and PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Specialty Diseases

Primary Responsibilities: Oversight of Specialty Pharmacy, Pharmacist in Charge Medical Offices South Pharmacy

Outside of work, you can find me: Watching movies or seeing live theatre

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Balboa Park

Shannon Balcombe, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP

Name: Shannon Balcombe, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP

Email:  sbalcombe@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: Northeastern University, PharmD (2008) UC San Diego, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2010) University of Washington, PGY2 Critical Care (2011)

Title: Clinical Pharmacist – HIV, transitions of care (TOC)

Precepting Rotations: Inpatient HIV - TOC (PGY1, PGY2), TOC longitudinal (PGY1)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: HIV, Opportunistic Infections, Transitions of Care

Primary Responsibilities: inpatient HIV, transitions of care, HIV discharge clinic (Owen Clinic)

Outside of work, you can find me: enjoying delicious restaurants and cocktails, seeing live music, chasing my toddler, traveling, and hanging at the beach

My ‘At bat’ theme song: “Start me up” by Rolling Stones

Shanna Block, PharmD, BCOP

Name: Shanna Block, PharmD, BCOP

Email:  sblock@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: Duquesne University; PharmD (2003) UC San Diego Health; PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2004) The Ohio State University; PGY2 Oncoloy (2005)

Title: Outpatient Oncology Pharmacy Specialist - North County Infusion Centers; Residency Program Director-PGY2 Oncology

Precepting Rotations: Outpatient Oncology - Infusion Center (PGY1 and PGY2 Onc)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: oncology, supportive care

Primary Responsibilities: staffing outpatient infusion centers, RPD duties, resident research preceptor

Outside of work, you can find me: camping with my family

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Tide pools

Justin W. Bouw, PharmD, BCACP, CDE

Name: Justin W. Bouw, PharmD, BCACP, CDE

Email:  jbouw@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: Purdue University; PharmD (2009) Wishard Health Services; PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2010) Roudebush VA Medical Center; PGY2 Ambulatory Care/Academia (2011)

Title: Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Manager; Director, PGY1 Ambulatory Care Residency Program

Awards: ACCP Ambulatory Care PRN Academy Scholarship Aug 2015 Faculty Service Award, CNUCOP 2013 – 2014 P4 Faculty of the Year, CNUCOP 2013 – 2014

Precepting Rotations: Am Care Administration

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Ambulatory Care, Health System Administration, Diabetes

Primary Responsibilities: Manage and supervise Ambulatory Care clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, lead group in meeting the Department of Pharmacy strategic plan initiatives, direct and coordinate PGY1 Ambulatory Care Residency Program, work with other health system leaders to improve and develop pharmacist services in Ambulatory Care

Outside of work, you can find me: CrossFit, soccer, hanging out with my Corgis, at the movies, drinking IPAs at the bar watching <insert any sport here>.

My ‘At bat’ theme song: “Date with the Night”, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Favorite Spot in San Diego:  Home and Away, Old Town

Kevin Box, PharmD

Name: Kevin Box, PharmD

Email: kbox@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of the Pacific, PharmD (1993)

Title: Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Associate Clinical Professor (non-salary) (UCSD), Assistant Clinical Professor (UCSF)

Awards: Preceptor of the Year (UCSD, UCSF) Hospital Pharmacist-Hospitalist Collaboration Grant Recipient (2008)

Precepting Rotations: Surgical ICU (PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Surgical critical care, trauma, neurosurgery

Primary Responsibilities: Besides serving as the primary SICU clinical pharmacist, Dr. Box has played an important role in many hospital initiatives focused on developing and implementing guidelines aimed at improving patient care

Outside of work, you can find me: home brewing

My ‘At bat’ theme song: “The Trooper” by Iron Maiden

Audrey Bushway, PharmD

Name: Audrey Bushway, PharmD

Email: abushway@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Arizona, PharmD (2014) Banner Desert Medical Center, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2015) UC San Diego Health, PGY2 Critical Care (2016)

Title: Clinical Pharmacist

Awards:  Inpatient Pharmacist of the Year (2019)

Precepting Rotations: Burn ICU (PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests:  pain management, anticoagulation and reversal, infectious diseases, critical care, burn care, quality and process improvement

Primary Responsibilities: primarily staffing the Burn ICU, additionally staffing in other ICUs and distribution, Chair of Clinical Council

Outside of work, you can find me: traveling, exploring San Diego, and attending concerts

Favorite Spot in San Diego:  Wonderland in Ocean Beach for fish tacos and beer at sunset, Izakaya Masa for ramen, Kate Sessions Park for views

Ian T. Campbell, PharmD

Name: Ian T. Campbell, PharmD

Email:  itcampbell@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Southern California, PharmD (2004) University of Southern California/Hollywood Presbyterian, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2005)

Title: Staff II Pharmacist/Unit Inspections

Precepting Rotations: Pharmacy Administration (PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Pharmacy Regulatory

Primary Responsibilities: Pharmacy Regulatory/Staffing ED

Outside of work, you can find me: surfing, golfing, cycling, swimming, playing softball/baseball, hanging out with my family or dogs

My ‘At bat’ theme song: Opening guitar rift for ACDC’s “Thunderstruck”

Favorite Spot in San Diego:  Jimmy Carter's Restaurant, Torrey Pines Golf Course, in my garage putting time in on the bike smart trainer

William Cang, PharmD, BCCCP

Name: William Cang, PharmD, BCCCP

Email: wcang@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: Virginia Commonwealth University (2013) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Acute Care (2014) UC San Diego Health, PGY2 Critical Care (2015)

Title: Clinical Pharmacist

Precepting Rotations: Staffing (PGY2 Critical Care)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Critical Care, blood factor products, neurocritical care, emergency medicine

Primary Responsibilities: staffing in roles varying from ICU, ED, general medicine and dispensing from the central pharmacy

Outside of work, you can find me: playing piano/guitar with friends, taking his dog on fun adventures and cooking/eating interesting foods

Favorite Spot in San Diego:  Sunset Cliffs at sunset

Edmund Capparelli, PharmD, ACCP-Board Certified in Applied Pharmacology

Name: Edmund Capparelli, PharmD, ACCP-Board Certified in Applied Pharmacology

Email:  ecapparelli@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of California, San Francisco; PharmD (1985) Harford Hospital Fellowship – Cardiovascular Therapeutics (1985-6) University of California, Irvine Fellowship – Cardiology (1987)

Title: Co-Director Center for Research in Pediatric and Developmental Pharmacology (RPDP), Director for NIH T32 Fellowship in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology, Co-Director for Specialized Pediatric Pharmacology Laboratory supporting Pediatric HIV studies in the IMPAACT Network, Pharmacologhy Consultant, NIAID Vaccine Research Center (VRC). Pharmacologist, UC San Diego, Center for Medicine Canabis Research (CMCR)

Awards: SDSHP Pharmacist of the year (2006); Rady’s Childrens Hospital San Diego Award for Excellence in Research (2016)

Precepting Rotations: Research – no clinical rotations.

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology with emphasis on HIV and other infectious diseases. Also conducting collaborative research in oncology with extensive use of population PK/PD modeling.

Primary Responsibilities: Designing, conducting and analyzing multicenter clinical pharmacology studies in pediatrics.

Outside of work, you can find me: At local concerts or at the beach –bicycle riding, body surfing or playing volleyball at South Mission Beach

My ‘At bat’ theme song: “Pump it up” -Elvis Costello

Frank Chu, PharmD, BCPS

Name: Frank Chu, PharmD, BCPS

Email:  fchu@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: UC San Francisco, PharmD (2005) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2006) UC San Diego Health, PGY2 Critical Care (2007)

Title: Staff II Pharmacist

Awards: Inpatient Preceptor of the Year (2013-2014)

Precepting Rotations: Medical ICU (PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Pulmonary critical care, infectious diseases, glycemic control, analgesia/sedation/delirium

Primary Responsibilities: Staffing adult ICUs, teaching, research

Outside of work, you can find me: Running around Hillcrest, walking through the Zoo and Balboa Park, strolling along Coronado Beach

My ‘At bat’ theme song: "Young Blood" by The Naked and Famous

Ashley Dalton, PharmD, MHA

Name: Ashley Dalton, PharmD, MHA

Email:  adalton@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, PharmD (2005) UC San Diego Health: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2006)

Title: Assistant Chief of Pharmacy

Awards: Outstanding Teacher Award (SSPPS – 2017)

Precepting Rotations: Business and Financial Management (PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Administration, Pharmacy Technology, Regulatory/ legal matters, 340B, Pharmacy Financial Management and Reporting, Pharmacy Purchasing

Primary Responsibilities: Management and compliance for UCSDH 340B Program, Pharmacy Purchasing, Financial reporting for Pharmacy, Pharmacy Automation and Technology (automated dispensing cabinets and smart pumps), Pharmacy Analytics and Reporting

Outside of work, you can find me: attempting to keep my daughter out of trouble

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Anywhere by the ocean!

Charles E. Daniels, BS Pharm, PhD, FASHP

Name: Charles E. Daniels, BS Pharm, PhD, FASHP

Email:  cdaniels@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Arizona (BS Pharm), University of Minnesota (PhD)

Title: Chief Pharmacy Officer and Associate Dean

Precepting Rotations: PGY1 Acute Care (Administration), PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (Executive Leadership)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Pharmacoeconomics & Pharmacy Practice

Primary Responsibilities: Executive leadership across the Pharmacy Department

Outside of work, you can find me: At the gym or in the garden

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Torrey Pines Reserve (don't forget to hike the Annex north of Carmel Valley Road)

Linda Dean, PharmD

Name: Linda Dean, PharmD

Email:  lmdean@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: Idaho State University (2005) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2005-06)

Title: Staff Pharmacist, Jacobs Medical Center

Awards: Reproductive Medicine Resident’s Appreciation Award (2011); Volunteer Faculty of the Year (2007-08, 2008-09, 2012-13, 2015-16)

Precepting Rotations: Staffing, NICU/OB, Medicine Specialty Interests: Teaching, Code Pink response, medication safety

Primary Responsibilities: Inpatient staffing med/surg, NICU/OB

Outside of work, you can find me: running, snowboarding

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Mission Trails Park

Adriann Deguzman

Name: Adriann Deguzman, PharmD, BCGP

Email:  addeguzman@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: Appalachian College of Pharmacy; PharmD (2010)

Title: Discharge Pharmacy Supervisor

Awards: Teacher of the Year - Community Practice (2019)

Precepting Rotations: Community Pharmacy

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Geriatric Pharmacy, pharmacy administration and operations

Primary Responsibilities: management and supervision of the operations at Hillcrest Medical Center Discharge Pharmacy

Outside of work, you can find me: spending all of my money at Target with my wife and two kids!

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Scripps Coastal Reserve

Katie Derry, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Name: Katie Derry, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Email:  klderry@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Minnesota, PharmD (2008) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2009) UC San Diego Health, PGY2 Critical Care (2010)

Title: Pharmacy Specialist - Medication Use Policy, Residency Program Director - PGY2 Critical Care

Awards: Inpatient Preceptor of the Year (2015-2016), UCSD Pharmacist of the Year (2018)

Precepting Rotations: Admin Monograph/MUE (PGY1, PGY2), Research

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Anticoag reversal, liver disease, sedation, analgesia and delirium

Primary Responsibilities: formulary management, medication utilization and optimization, coordinating medication use evaluations and resident research, RPD, staffing adult ICUs

Outside of work, you can find me: playing a variety of team sports, hiking, and sampling craft beers

Favorite Spot in San Diego:  Oh Man, where to start?!  

  • Breweries: Eppig Brewing (obvious!), Fall Brewing, Societe, Burgeon, Thr3e Punks
  • Food:  Mitch's (fish tacos and crab/avocado toast), The Waterfront (huevos rancheros), Giorgino's (Cheesesteak), Mr. A's (happy hour with a view, but a bit $$$)
  • Hiking:  Rancho La Costa Reserve
  • Camping:  Mt. Laguna


Ronald Dunlay, PharmD

Name: Ronald Dunlay, PharmD

Email: rdunlay@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Iowa (2003) VA San Diego Healthcare System, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2004)

Title: Emergency Medicine Pharmacist

Awards: Emergency Medicine Class of 2017 Teaching Award

Precepting Rotations: Emergency Medicine, Geriatric Emergency Care

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Emergency Medicine, Early Goal Directed Therapy, Geriatric Emergency Care Primary Responsibilities:

Outside of work, you can find me: Spending time with my family, cycling, surfing, traveling, enjoying good coffee, and flying small airplanes.

My ‘At bat’ theme song: My Silver Lining / First Aid Kit

Ashley Feist, PharmD, BCPS

Name: Ashley Feist, PharmD, BCPS

Email:aafeist@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Nebraska, PharmD (2005) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Acute Care (2006) UC San Diego Health, PGY2 Critical Care, Solid Organ Transplant emphasis (2007)

Title: Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Awards:  Preceptor of the Year, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2011)

Precepting Rotations: Ambulatory Care Solid Organ Transplant Clinics, 

Specialty Practice/Research Interests:  Cardiothoracic Transplantation, Lung Transplant; Immunosuppression and  azole antifungals

Primary Responsibilities: Faculty at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Co-Chair in Therapeutics, Lung Transplant clinic

Outside of work, you can find me: spending time with family, cooking, swimming, and doing yoga

Favorite Spot in San Diego:  Coronado Beach

Irina Gutman, PharmD BCPS

Name: Irina Gutman, PharmD BCPS

Email:  igutman@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Pharm.D (2014) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Acute Care (2015) UC San Diego Health, PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant (2016)

Title: Staff Pharmacist

Precepting Rotations: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) ambulatory clinic (PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: CF, solid organ transplant

Primary Responsibilities: CF adult ambulatory clinic, CT transplant inpatient/ ambulatory clinics

Outside of work, you can find me: dancing, enjoying beautiful San Diego coastline, traveling around the world, spending time with family and friends

Favorite Spot in San Diego:  La Jolla Shores

Natalie Halanski, PharmD, BCACP

Name: Natalie Halanski, PharmD, BCACP

Email:  nhalanski@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Michigan, PharmD (2014) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice- ambulatory care (2015)

Title: Clinical pharmacist

Precepting Rotations: anticoagulation clinic, family medicine clinic, population health

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: anticoagulation, hypertension, diabetes, COPD

Primary Responsibilities: pharmacist in anticoagulation clinic & family medicine clinic, piloting telephonic HTN and DM care programs with population health

Outside of work, you can find me: fostering animals, at the beach, hiking, paddleboarding, traveling, spending time with friends

Favorite Spot in San Diego:  Torrey Pines Trails

Paul Hansen, PharmD, BCACP

Name: Paul Hansen, PharmD, BCACP

Pharmacy Training: Virginia Commonwealth University, PharmD (2009); UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2010)

Title: Clinical Pharmacist

Precepting Rotations: Advanced Heart Failure / TOC (PGY1, PGY2), Cardiomyopathy/HF Clinic (PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiology

Primary Responsibilities: Inpatient/outpatient clinical pharmacist for advanced heart failure service; clinical preceptor for IPPE/APPE students, PGY1/PGY2 pharmacy residents and advanced heart failure fellow; HF Steering Committee member; Co-chair of HF Metrics Subcommittee

Outside of work, you can find me: traveling, exploring new languages/cultures, discovering new music, humanitarian work, hiking, surfing, meditating, biking

Favorite Spot in San Diego: sitting on a surfboard in the ocean staring out into the distance

Thomas Hatch, PharmD

Name: Thomas Hatch, PharmD

Email: thatch@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of California San Diego, PharmD (2008) Loma Linda University Health, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2009)

Title: Pharmacy Informatics Architect, Residency Program Director - PGY2 Informatics

Precepting Rotations: Pharmacy Informatics (PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Informatics, Clinical Decision Support

Primary Responsibilities: Electronic Health Record (EHR) software maintenance, optimization, and enhancements

Outside of work, you can find me: Taking on a DIY projects, hiking on top of a mountain, or on a road trip

My ‘At bat’ theme song: “Do You Hear the People Sing” from Les Miserables

Lucas Hill, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP

Name: Lucas Hill, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP

Email:  luhill@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Southern California; PhamD. (2011) UC San Diego Health; PGY1 Ambulatory Care (2012)

Title: Pharmacist Specialist – HIV and Hepatitis C

Precepting Rotations: Owen Clinic (PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: HIV, Hepatitis C (monoinfection and HIV/HCV coinfection), liver disease

Primary Responsibilities: Clinical pharmacist for the HIV clinic, precepting pharmacy residents and students

Outside of work, you can find me: Family time, hiking, traveling, at the beach

Wan-Ting Huang, PharmD, BCCCP

Name: Wan-Ting Huang, PharmD, BCCCP

Email:  wah007@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Texas at Austin, PharmD (2013) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Acute Care Pharmacy Practice (2014) UC San Diego Health, PGY2 Critical Care (2015)

Title: Clinical pharmacist

Precepting Rotations: Cardiovascular ICU, Research

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Anticoagulation and anticoagulation reversal, mechanical circulatory assist devices, cardiothoracic surgeries, pharmacokinetics

Primary Responsibilities: Staff S1 shift (Cardiovascular ICU) and SCDA shift (OR/procedural areas and med/surg floors) at La Jolla

Outside of work, you can find me: exercising, hiking, trying out restaurants, spending time with friends and family, and traveling around the world

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Cowles Mountain (one of the most beautiful views of San Diego)

Doug Humber, PharmD

Name: Doug Humber, PharmD

Email:  dmhumber@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: UC San Francisco, PharmD (1996) UC San Diego Health, 2-Year Pharmacy Practice (1998)

Title: Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Pharmacy (UCSD Skagg’s School of Pharmacy), Cardiology Pharmacist Specialist

Awards: UCSD Skagg’s School of Pharmacy Faculty of the Year (2014)

Precepting Rotations: Cardiology (P4, PGY1, and PGY2), Cardiovascular ICU (P4, PGY1, and PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: acute coronary syndromes, anticoagulation (specialized dosing, reversal, monitoring), atrial and ventricular arrhythmias

Primary Responsibilities: inpatient clinical pharmacist, staffing adult cardiovascular ICU (50%), academia (50%)

Outside of work, you can find me: bicycling the country roads, surfing, and spending time with my kids and Labrador Retriever

Favorite Spot in San Diego:  where sand meets the sea

Trina Huynh, PharmD, BCPS

Name: Trina Huynh, PharmD, BCPS

Email:  trhuynh@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PharmD (2013) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2014) UC San Diego Health, PGY2 Transitions of Care (2015)

Title: Pharmacy Transitions of Care (TOC) Coordinator, Residency Program Director - PGY2 Internal Medicine

Precepting Rotations: Heart Failure TOC (PGY1, PGY2), TOC Longitudinal (PGY1)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Transitions of care, heart failure, anticoagulation, medication reconciliation, informatics, post discharge follow-ups

Primary Responsibilities: Manage and coordinate transitions of care program within the Pharmacy Department as well as across the Institution, staff transitions of care shifts

Outside of work, you can find me: trying a lot of restaurants, movies, and roaming Little Italy and Balboa Park

Favorite Spot in San Diego:  Little Italy

Farivar Jahansouz, Pharm.D

Name: Farivar Jahansouz, Pharm.D

Email:  fjahansouz@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Minnesota, BPharm (1981) University of Minnesota, PharmD (1987)

Title: Faculty preceptor

Precepting Rotations:  Therapeutics Conference, APP Skill Lab (PGY1 and PGY2) 

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Critical Care

Primary Responsibilities: co-chairs therapeutics courses and the critical care elective at UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutica Sciences

Outside of work, you can find me: walking, rowing, and eating fine food

Favorite Spot in San Diego: La Jolla Shores

Kelli Keene, PharmD

Name: Kelli Keene, PharmD

Email:  kakeene@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Kansas, PharmD (2006) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2007) UC San Diego Health, PGY2 Critical Care (2008)

Title: Staff Pharmacist, Jacobs Medical Center ICU

Awards: Outstanding Teaching Award, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2010)

Precepting Rotations: Medical ICU- JMC (PGY1, PGY2), Neurocritical Care ICU (PGY1, PGY2), Jacobs ICU (J1 Core- PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Pulmonary and neuro critical care, glycemic control, post-stroke care

Primary Responsibilities: staffing the Jacobs 3F (Neuro) and 3H (Medical) ICUs, precepting students and residents, various committees and projects

Outside of work, you can find me: spending time with my family, running, or reading

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Calumet Park

Panteha Kelly, BS Pharm, BCACP, APh, CDE

Name: Panteha Kelly, BS Pharm, BCACP, APh, CDE

Email:  pdkelly@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, BS Pharm (1995)

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Assistant Clinical Professor, UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Awards: Outstanding Teaching Award-UCSD School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2011), Pharmacist of the year award-UCSD Health System, Department of Pharmacy (2010)

Precepting Rotations: Diabetes Self-Management Rotation (specify PGY1, PGY2 ) at La Jolla and Lewis street Internal medicine group clinic.

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Diabetes education and management

Primary Responsibilities: Diabetes clinic and Academia

Outside of work, you can find me: Traveling, gardening and having BBQ with friends or simply spend time with my 4 cats and husband

Janice Kerr, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Name: Janice Kerr, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Email:jskerr@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: UC San Francisco (2007) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Acute Care Pharmacy Practice (2008)

Title: Pharmacist Specialist, Solid Organ Transplantation

Awards: Ambulatory Preceptor of the Year (2015-2016), AmCare Pharmacist of the Year (2016-2017), APPE Ambulatory Care Preceptor Excellence (2018-2019)

Precepting Rotations: Abdominal Transplant Clinics (PGY1, PGY2), Transplant Infectious Disease (PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: abdominal transplant, infectious disease, diabetes

Primary Responsibilities: direct patient care, clinical research

Outside of work, you can find me: practicing yoga, craft beer tasting, drinking coffee, jogging, chasing sunsets, eating carbs

Favorite Spot in San Diego:  Torrey Pines to Del Mar Dog Beach

Jade M. Kozuch, PharmD, BCPS

Name: Jade M. Kozuch, PharmD, BCPS

Emailjkozuch@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, PharmD (2013) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2014) UC San Diego Health, PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant (2015)

Title: Dialysis and Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacist

Precepting Rotations: Cardiothoracic Transplant/Mechanical Assist Device Ambulatory Clinics (PGY1, PGY2), Cardiothoracic Transplant/Mechanical Assist Device Inpatient (PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: lung transplant, heart transplant

Primary Responsibilities: pharmacotherapy management for cardiothoracic transplant recipients and mechanical circulatory support patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings

Outside of work, you can find me: reading at the beach, surrounded by an art project

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Solana Beach, Mission Bay - PB side, Bird Rock

Laura Lafranchise, PharmD

Name: Laura Lafranchise, PharmD

Email:  llafranchise@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: UC San Diego SSPPS, PharmD (2010), UC San Diego Health PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2011)

Title: Inpatient Pharmacy Manager

Precepting Rotations: Pharmacy Operations/Staffing (La Jolla Campus - PGY1 / PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Leadership, administration, operations, hospital medicine

Primary Responsibilities: Inpatient daily operations for the La Jolla Campus, administrator for inpatient pharmacists including: HR, scheduling, regulatory activities, pharmacy policies and procedures, and pharmacy budget management

Outside of work, you can find me: crossfit’ing, swimming, biking, running, ironman’ing, not eating ice cream

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Torrey Pines State Park

Megan Lang, PharmD, BCACP

Name: Megan Lang, PharmD, BCACP

Email:  melang@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Iowa, PharmD (2004) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Ambulatory Care (2006)

Title: Pharmacist Specialist - Anticoagulation

Precepting Rotations: Anticoagulation Clinic (PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Anticoagulation, ambulatory care

Primary Responsibilities: outpatient anticoagulation clinic management

Outside of work, you can find me: hanging with my family and friends, shopping anywhere and everywhere, at wineries, and watching college football- go Hawkeyes!

Favorite Spot in San Diego:  Ponces, Bali Hali, Sushi Deli, breweries, and the San Diego Zoo

Christina Le

Name: Christina Le, PharmD, BCPS

Email:  chl087@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Iowa, PharmD (2004) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Ambulatory Care (2006)

Title: Staff Pharmacist

Precepting Rotations: Adult Internal Medicine (PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Staffing various inpatient areas (adult medicine, OR, ED, distribution

Primary Responsibilities: Precepting students and residents on adult medicine, participating in interdisciplinary FIT rounds, coordinating Grand Rounds in La Jolla

Outside of work, you can find me: at the yoga studio or trying new restaurants

Favorite Spot in San Diego:  Windansea Beach

Kelly C. Lee, PharmD, MAS, FCCP, BCPP

Name: Kelly C. Lee, PharmD, MAS, FCCP, BCPP

Email:  kellylee@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Pharm.D (2000) UCSF, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2001) UCSF, Fellowship in Behavioral Health Sciences (2003) UCSD, Master of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research (2012)

Title: Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS); Residency Program Director-PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy

Awards: Class of 2020 Teacher of the Year Award (SSPPS), AACP Assessment SIG Best Collaborative Research Award, AACP Experiential Education SIG Literature Award, The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Dorfman Journal Paper Award for Best Article for Original Research

Precepting Rotations: ADHD Clinic (PGY1, PGY2), Academia (PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Psychiatry, implementation and effectiveness of novel pharmacy practice models, evaluating effectiveness and safety of psychotropic medications in high risk/vulnerable populations, education, assessment and prevention of burnout and suicidality among pharmacy professionals and trainees

Primary Responsibilities: Teaching in classroom (Therapeutics, Special Topics in Psychiatry, Pharmacogenomics, Principles of Pharmacology and Physiology), managing curricular and programmatic assessment and accreditation issues at UCSD, managing patients with ADHD and other psychiatric conditions under Collaborative Practice at UCSD Outpatient Psychiatry Clinics, La Jolla, managing psychiatric pharmacy residency program as RPD

Outside of work, you can find me: playing tennis, spending time with family, volunteering

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Del Mar Beach

Dmitri Lerner, PharmD

Name: Dmitri Lerner, PharmD

Email:  ldmitri@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, PharmD (2004) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2005) UC San Diego Health, PGY2 Critical Care (2006)

Title: Pharmacist Specialist for Anticoagulation

Precepting Rotations: Anticoagulation Internal Medicine Rotation (PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Anticoagulation, pharmacokinetics, critical care

Primary Responsibilities: Managing our patients on anticoagulation

Outside of work, you can find me: reading, hiking

My ‘At bat’ theme song: ‘give it away’ red hot chilly peppers

Amy Lin, PharmD, BCCCP

Name: Amy Lin, PharmD, BCCCP

Email:  aj8lin@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Southern California (2009) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Acute Care Pharmacy Practice (2010) UC San Diego Health, PGY2 Critical Care (2011)

Title: Staff Pharmacist II

Precepting Rotations: Staffing rotation (PGY2 Critical Care)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Critical care, advanced resuscitation, simulation training

Primary Responsibilities: Staffing the ICUs, central dispensing

Outside of work, you can find me: Eating, baking cakes, sipping coffee

Favorite Spot in San Diego: As of March 2020? Home :)

Sarah Lorentz, PharmD, APP

Name: Sarah Lorentz, PharmD, APP

Email:  slorentz@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Minnesota, BS Pharmacy (1981), PharmD (1982) UC San Diego Health, Fellowship (Ambulatory Care Clinical) (1982-1984)

Title: Director-Medication Therapy Management Services, Director- Ambulatory Care and Community Practice Experiential Education

Precepting Rotations: Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Elective

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: MTM, Immunization

Primary Responsibilities: Program Development

Outside of work, you can find me: Hiking, shopping, traveling, exploring new restaurants

Joseph (Joe) Ma, PharmD, FCP

Name: Joseph (Joe) Ma, PharmD, FCP

Pharmacy Training: UCSF, PharmD (2002) Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, NY, Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship (2002-2004)

Title: Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Awards: Excellence in Teaching (2008, 2013), Faculty of the Year (2017)

Precepting Rotations: Pain & Palliative Care Elective (PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Drug-drug interactions, pharmacokinetics, pain management

Primary Responsibilities: Under CPA, able to start, stop, change medications for physical symptoms related to cancer and/or chemotherapy

Outside of work, you can find me: Chasing after my kids, binge-watching The Wire, rooting for the LA Kings

My ‘At bat’ theme song: “Uprising” by Muse

Jennifer H. Mai, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Name: Jennifer H. Mai, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Email:  jhmai@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PharmD (2009), UC San Diego, PGY1 Acute Care (2010)

Title: Inpatient Pharmacy Manager (Hillcrest)

Precepting Rotations: Pharmacy Operations/Staffing (Hillcrest Campus - PGY1 / PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Leadership administration, education of students and residents

Primary Responsibilities: Oversee inpatient clinical operations at Hillcrest Medical Center

Outside of work, you can find me: Trying to keep my kids entertained, eating, or at a park

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Cowles Mountain

Marlina Mansour, PharmD, BCACP

Name: Marlina Mansour, PharmD, BCACP

Email:  m4mansour@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: UC San Francisco, PharmD (2016) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice - Ambulatory Care (2017)

Title: Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

Awards: Teaching Assistant of the Year (UCSF), Vince Angell Community Health Service Award (UCSF), Apple Teaching Award (UCSF)

Precepting Rotations: Solid Organ Transplant, Hepatitis C Clinic, Diabetes Education, Heart Failure/HIV TOC, Refill Clinic, Anticoagulation Clinic

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Solid Organ Transplant, Hepatitis C, Diabetes

Primary Responsibilities: Float pharmacist for any outpatient clinics needing coverage

Outside of work, you can find me: at the beach, rock climbing, or eating delicious food!

Favorite Spot in San Diego: La Jolla Caves - great paddle board and snorkel

Mark Mariski, PharmD, BCPS

Name: Mark Mariski, PharmD, BCPS

Email:  mmariski@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: Temple University, PharmD (2011) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Ambulatory Care (2012) UC San Diego Health, PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant (2013)

Title: Pharmacist Specialist for thoracic transplant and mechanical circulatory support, Residency program Director - PGY2 solid organ transplant

Precepting Rotations: Thoracic transplant and ventricular assist device (PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Solid organ transplant and mechanical circulatory support, anticoagulation in MCS, immunosuppression strategies in transplant

Primary Responsibilities: pharmacotherapy management of thoracic transplant recipients and mechanical circulatory support patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings

Outside of work, you can find me: backpacking, camping, and hiking with his wife and dutch shepherd

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Kwaay Paay Peak at Mission Trails Park (away from Cowles Mountain crowd), Rocky's Crown Pub for a beer and burger

Joel Martin, PharmD, BCPS

Name: Joel Martin, PharmD, BCPS

Email:  jom018@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: UC San Francisco, PharmD (2011) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2012)

Title: Inpatient Staff Pharmacist II

Precepting Rotations: Staffing Learning Experience – medicine/surgical floors, OB/NICU, and inpatient pharmacy operations (PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: OB/NICU, oncology, internal medicine

Primary Responsibilities: Order verification, profile review, pharmacokinetic evaluations, various pharmacist protocol practices, and other pharmacist clinical duties for a variety of areas including medicine/surgical/trauma floors, OB/NICU, Inpatient Psychiatry/Geriatric medicine floors, and inpatient pharmacy operations

Outside of work, you can find me: enjoying married life and being a father, spending time with friends and family, traveling, hiking, and reading

Favorite Spot in San Diego: San Diego Zoo (annual pass is a must!) and Costa Brava (Spanish Tapas) in Pacific Beach

Sam Martinez, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS

Name: Sam Martinez, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS

Email:  sgmartinez@ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: Washington State University, PharmD (2006) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2007)

Title: Senior Pharmacist Manager

Awards: Pharmacist of the Quarter

Precepting Rotations: Outpatient Pavilion(PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Bone Marrow Transplant, Oncology, Immunology

Primary Responsibilities: Manager of the Outpatient Pharmacy Pavilion

Outside of work, you can find me: At the beach

Linda Dean, PharmD

Name: Janine (Galasso) Martino, PharmD, BCOP, APh

Email:  jmartino@ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (2009), VA Medical Center Philadelphia, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2011), UC San Diego Health PGY2 Oncology/Hematology (2014)

Title: Oncology Specialist Pharmacist

Precepting Rotations: Inpatient Heme/Onc (PGY1 and PGY2 Onc), BMT (PGY1 and PGY2 Onc), Inpatient Med Onc (PGY2 Internal Medicine), Student Heme/Onc 

Specialty Practice/Research Interests:  Oncology, BMT, Research/IRB

Primary Responsibilities: Cover the Hem/Onc and BMT Services, Vice Chair of the IRB A committee, Research Council member, President Elect of the San Diego County Pharmacists Association

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Stargazing on Mount Laguna after dark 


Christina Mnatzaganian, PharmD, BCACP, APh

Name: Christina Mnatzaganian, PharmD, BCACP, APh

Email:  cmnatzaganian@ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Arizona, 2011 University of Hawaii-Hilo Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy, PGY1 Community Pharmacy (2012)

Title: Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor and Residency Program Director (PGY1 Community Residency, UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Awards: UC San Diego Barbara and Paul Saltman Campus Distinguished Teaching Award (2020); UC San Diego SSPPS Class of 2022 Faculty of the Year Award (2019);  Excellence in Teaching Award (2014, University of Hawaii-Hilo Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy)

Precepting Rotations: Family Medicine (UC San Diego Lewis Medical Clinic) – PGY1

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: chronic disease management (diabetes, hypertension, lipids, anticoagulation), MTM, immunization, public health, and education-based research

Primary Responsibilities: Faculty and Residency Program Director (PGY1 Community) at UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinical Pharmacist at UC San Diego Lewis Medical Clinic

Outside of work, you can find me: running, hiking, shopping, and spending time with my husband and family

My ‘At bat’ theme song: “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore

Nathan Painter, PharmD, CDE, FAADE

Name: Nathan Painter, PharmD, CDE, FAADE

Pharmacy Training: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) (2003) VCU/McGuire VAMC; PGY1 Ambulatory Care (2004)

Title: Association Clinical Professor

Awards: GenerationRX Champion; CPhA 2015 APhA Generation RX Champion

Precepting Rotations: Family Medicine (PGY1 Ambulatory Care and PGY1 Community Practice)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Diabetes, HTN, Lipids, prescription drug abuse, pharmacogenomics, anticoagulation.

Primary Responsibilities: Faculty UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinical Pharmacist at UC San Diego Family Medicine Clinic

Outside of work, you can find me: hanging out with my family, watching baseball (Go Mets!), traveling.

My ‘At bat’ theme song: “Tonight” by Toby Mac

Jessica Quigley, PharmD, BCPS

Name: Jessica Quigley, PharmD, BCPS

Email:  jiquigley@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Washington, PharmD (2007) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2008) UC San Diego Health, PGY2 Medication Use Safety (2009)

Title: Staff Pharmacist – Operations (AKA, “Queen Bee”)

Precepting Rotations: Hospital Practice (PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Pharmacy Operations, Epic Medication Process and Med Use Safety

Primary Responsibilities: Oversee and coordinate operations and distribution in our main inpatient pharmacy (CDA), supervising technicians, address daily drug management concerns and cost saving measures, and trying to keep Laura LaFranchise from breaking stuff 

Outside of work, you can find me: Working out, reading a good mystery, on walks with my dog and husband, learning how to shoot hoops (not good at), wine tasting (pretty good at)

My ‘At bat’ theme song: “In Da Club” by 50 (Fitty) Cent

Sally Rafie, PharmD, BCPS, APh, NCMP

Name: Sally Rafie, PharmD, BCPS, APh, NCMP

Email:  srafie@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: UC San Francisco, PharmD (2008) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2009)

Title: Pharmacist Specialist for Medication Safety

Precepting Rotations: Pharmacy Administration (PGY1); Medication Safety & Regulatory (PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests:family planning (contraception and abortion), medication safety, menopause – 60% of my time is medication safety and 40% of my time is research!

Primary Responsibilities: medication event reporting, medication error reduction plan program, Safe Medication Practices committee, medication-related policies and education

Outside of Work, You can find me:  doting on my dog or trying to keep my plants alive

Favorite Spot in San Diego:  La Jolla has some of my favorite things - yoga on the beach and gelato from Bobboi!

Linda Dean, PharmD

Name: Ila M. Saunders, PharmD, BCOP

Email:  isaunders@ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training:  UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, PharmD (2006), UC San Francisco PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency (2007), University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Practice Residency (2008)

Title: Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy

Awards:  Inaugural HOPA Volunteer Award (2019)

Precepting Rotations: Ambulatory Oncology Rotation - Moores Cancer Center (Precision Medicine and BMT)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests:  Blood & Marrow Transplant, Precision Medicine, Rare Tumors, Infectious Diseases, Promoting the Role of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Education

Primary Responsibilities: Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Outside of work, you can find me: Cooking & Baking, hanging out with my husband and girls, practicing yoga & meditation when I can, going to concerts and the theater


Renu Singh, PharmD, BCACP, APh, CDE

Name: Renu Singh, PharmD, BCACP, APh, CDCES

Email:  rfsingh@ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Iowa, PharmD (1993) UC San Francisco, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (1994)

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Clinical Professor, Assistant Dean for Experiential Education, UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Awards: Innovation in Teaching Award 2017; Teacher of the Year 2014

Precepting Rotations: Diabetes Self-Management Rotation (specify PGY1, PGY2 ) at Genesee and Scripps Ranch Family Medicine Clinics

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Diabetes outcomes, educational research, chronic disease state management, preceptor development, experiential education, mentoring, leadership

Primary Responsibilities: Academia (lecturing, chairing courses and committees, research, precepting, administrative duties)

Outside of work, you can find me: hiking, enjoying happy hour with family and friends

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Swami's Beach in Encinitas, at low tide

Alicia Somers, PharmD, BCPS

Name: Alicia Somers, PharmD, BCPS

Email: atsomers@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Southern California, PharmD (2009) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2010)

Title: Women and Infant Services Pharmacist

Awards: Hospital Staff of the Year, UCSD Pediatric Residents (2016, 2018) OB/GYN Resident Appreciation Award (2018)

Precepting Rotations: NICU/OB (PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: neonatal and pregnancy-related pharmacokinetics, neonatal abstinence syndrome

Primary Responsibilities: Oversee and coordinate the medication use process for WIS, precept pharmacy students and residents, answer medication related questions related to breastfeeding, facilitate neonatal TPN ordering

Outside of work, you can find me: running marathons, at crossfit, or eating tacos

Favorite Spot in San Diego:  Hamilton's in South Park

Craig A. Stevens, PharmD, BCPS, CACP

Name: Craig A. Stevens, PharmD, BCPS, CACP

Email:  c2stevens@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: Northeastern University, Toxicology (2009) PharmD (2011) Brigham and Women’s Hospital, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2012)

Title: Clinical Pharmacist, P&T and REMS Program Coordinator

Awards: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Scholarship of Integration Award for Research (2016), Brigham and Women’s Hospital Excellence Award for Research (2011, 2012), UCSDH Honorary Preceptor of the Year (2018-2019)

Precepting Rotations: Staffing (PGY2 Critical Care), Administration (PGY1)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Cardiology, critical care and anticoagulation

Primary Responsibilities: Administration: P&T monograph creation, REMS audits, and Informulary newsletter articles. Staffing: varying from ICU, ED, general medicine and dispensing from the central pharmacy

Outside of work, you can find me: Outdoors; hiking, running, traveling, and in the water

Favorite Spot in San Diego: the top of Iron Mountain

Linda Dean, PharmD

Name: Shannon (Eaves) Stratton, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Email:  seaves@ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: Purdue University, PharmD (2014); Jackson Memorial Health, PGY1 Pharmacy (2015), Eskenazi Health/Purdue University, PGY2 Psychiatry (2016)

Title: Psychiatric Pharmacist

Precepting Rotations:  Inpatient Psychiatry

Specialty Practice/Research Interests:  Schizophrenia, Clozapine, recovery-oriented care

Primary Responsibilities: Staffing in the inpatient psychiatry unit, senior behavioral health, psychiatry consult liaison

Outside of work, you can find me: Hanging out with my 2 miniature Dachshunds and German Shepard, at a concert or the beach, or exploring San Diego

Favorite Spot in San Diego:  Del Mar Dog Beach

Juan Toledo, PharmD

Name: Juan Toledo, PharmD

Email:  jatoledo@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Kansas Pharmacy School, Degree 2004 San Joaquin General Hospital, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice 2005

Title: Staff Pharmacist

Awards: Inpatient Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year (2013 and 2020), Best Pharmacist from Graduating Medical Residents 2014

Precepting Rotations: Medicine Rotation (PGY1,PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Adult Resuscitation Training, Anticoagulation, Alcohol Withdrawal

Primary Responsibilities: Progressive Care Unit Pharmacist

Outside of work, you can find me: at the beach, running, biking, practicing Yoga

My ‘At bat’ theme song: "Loko" - Tropikillaz, Major Lazer

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Wind and Sea

Allen Tran, PharmD

Name: Allen Tran, PharmD

Email:  art015@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Maryland, PharmD (2011)

Title: Manager, Medication Process

Precepting Rotations: Pharmacy Informatics (PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Informatics, Medication Safety, Administration, Pediatrics/Neonatology

Primary Responsibilities: Manage IT medication processes across the health system

Outside of work, you can find me: spending time with my family, grilling, rock climbing, home remodeling

My ‘At bat’ theme song: Game of Thrones theme song

Vy Tran, PharmD

Name: Vy Tran, PharmD

Email:  t0t001@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, PharmD (2009) Sacred Heart Medical Center, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2010) UC San Diego Health, PGY2 Critical Care (2011)

Title: Clinical Pharmacist

Precepting Rotations: Staffing (PGY2 CC) learning experience in Hillcrest

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Thrombosis and hemostasis, neurocritical care, trauma.

Primary Responsibilities: staffing in a variety of roles from ICU, ED to central dispensing.

Outside of work, you can find me: doing food photography, cooking, and spending time with my family at the beach

Favorite Spot in San Diego: La Jolla Cove

Shirley M. Tsunoda, PharmD

Name: Shirley M. Tsunoda, PharmD

Email:  smtsunoda@ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: UCSF, PharmD (1992) UCSF, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (1993) UCSF, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Pharmacokinetics/Drug Metabolism in the lab of Leslie Z. Benet, Ph.D. (1995)

Title: Professor and Clinical Pharmacist, Liver Transplantation

Awards:Faculty of the Year, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences P3 Class (2020), Faculty Leadership Academy, UC San Diego Health Sciences (2020), Teacher of the Year, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2016), Dedicated Member, American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (2012), Member of the Month, ASCPT (2011)

Precepting Rotations: Liver Transplantation Ambulatory Care Clinic, Chancellor Park (specify PGY1, PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Factors influencing variability of immunosuppressive agents, particularly CYP3A4 and P-gp substrates; pharmacogenomics, microbiome

Primary Responsibilities: SSPPS Therapeutics Director, Co-Chair, and lecturer; SSPPS Committee on Educational Policy Co-Chair, Liver Transplant APPE Preceptor, Research, Liver Transplant Clinic

Outside of work, you can find me: doing yoga, hiking, biking, trying new restaurants, hanging with my family

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Del Mar and Torrey Pines

Lillian Udomphonkul, PharmD, BCPS

Name: Lillian Udomphonkul, PharmD, BCPS

Email: ludomphonkul@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: UCSF, PharmD UCSD, PGY1 Acute Care Pharmacy Practice

Title: Clinical Pharmacist

Awards: Skaggs SPPS Excellence in Teaching (2010) UCSD Residency Preceptor of the Year (2011)

Precepting Rotations: Acute Care Internal Medicine-Hillcrest (PGY1 Acute Care, AmCare, PGY2 TOC)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Hospital Medicine

Primary Responsibilities: Order verification, Multidisciplinary Rounds, Training and Precepting, Education, Medication Safety

Outside of work, you can find me: Raising two future foodies, travelling, doing yoga/at the gym, cooking/baking

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Balboa Park during the holidays, on my deck

Sara Venezia, PharmD, BCPS

Name: Sara Venezia, PharmD, BCPS

Email:svenezia@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: Midwestern University, PharmD (2011) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Acute Care (2012)

Title: Staff Pharmacist II

Precepting Rotations: Ambulatory Hematology/Oncology (PGY1, PGY2), Staffing (PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Breast Cancer, Gynecologic Cancers

Primary Responsibilities: Order verification, Oncology treatment plan review and builds, Dispensing, Patient chemotherapy education

Outside of work, you can find me: hanging out with my family and obsessing over Game of Thrones

My ‘At bat’ theme song: “‘Till I Collapse” by Eminem

Mitch Vitale

Name: Mitch Vitale, PharmD, BCPS

Email: mvitale@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PharmD (2015) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Acute Care (2016) UC San Diego Health, PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) (2017)

Title: Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor

Precepting Rotations: Operations Rotation (PGY1 and PGY2), Administrative Operations (PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests:Leadership and administration, operations, sterile compounding, pharmacy automation, NICU and obstetrics

Primary Responsibilities: Oversight of inpatient operations for the La Jolla campus

Outside of work, you can find me: cycling, running, swimming, playing with my dog, and hanging out with family

Favorite Spot in San Diego:  The San Diego Zoo!

Nancy T. Yam, PharmD, MHA, BCPS

Name: Nancy T. Yam, PharmD, MHA, BCPS

Email:  ntyam@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: UC San Francisco (UCSF), PharmD (2005) UC San Diego Health, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2006) Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) (2007)

Title: Associate Chief of Pharmacy / Director of Inpatient Pharmacy; Residency Program Director – PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership

Awards: Outstanding Experiential Education Teacher Award (2017)

Precepting Rotations: Operations Rotation (PGY1 and PGY2), Administrative Operations (PGY2)

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Leadership and Administration, operations, education and training of residents and students, medication safety

Primary Responsibilities: Oversight of inpatient operations and clinical practice

Outside of work, you can find me: shopping, hanging out with my family (2 kids!), eating, running (only because I feel like I need to), and did I mention shopping?

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Discovering new places or seeing how places have changed (since I grew up here)

Felix K. Yam, PharmD, MAS, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCCP

Name: Felix K. Yam, PharmD, MAS, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCCP

Email: fyam@ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: University of Rhode Island, PharmD (2004) University of Kentucky Healthcare, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (2005) University of Kentucky Healthcare, PGY2 Ambulatory Care (2006) Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, PGY3 Health System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) (2007) University of California, San Diego, Masters of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Clinical Research (2012)

Title: Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy

Awards: SSPPS Preceptor of the Year (2012, 2015); UOP APPE Distinguished Service Award (2012); AFPE Faculty Development Fellowship Award (2011).

Precepting Rotations: Co-Chair Therapeutics (PGY1 and PGY2), Research Council Member

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Cardiology (heart failure and anticoagulation) and Acute Care Internal Medicine

Primary Responsibilities: Directs pharmacist-run heart failure clinic at VA San Diego, co-chairs SSPPS therapeutics course, directs the required PharmD. student research program

Outside of work, you can find me: At Costco, spending time with family and cheering for the New England Patriots.

Favorite Spot in San Diego: Home!

Jeff Yin, PharmD, BCPS

Name: Jeff Yin, PharmD, BCPS

Email: jfyin@health.ucsd.edu

Pharmacy Training: UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PharmD (2014) UC San Diego, PGY1 Acute Care (2015)

Title: Clinical Pharmacist

Awards: Ambulatory Care Preceptor of the Year (2017-2018)

Precepting Rotations: Hepatology/HCV, Owen Clinic (HIV), Solid Organ Transplant Clinics

Specialty Practice/Research Interests: Transplant, HCV, Hepatology

Primary Responsibilities:Solid Organ Transplant Clinics, Hepatology/HCV Clinic, Owen Clinic (HIV)

Outside of work, you can find me: surfing, hiking, camping, biking…or in a broccoli field!

Favorite Spot in San Diego:  Watching sunsets on Mount Soledad