Patrick Finley, PharmD

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Phone: +1 415 502-8041
Fax: +1 415 476-6632

3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights, Rm 415G
UCSF Box 0613
San Francisco, CA 94118
United States

Joint appointments

Volunteer Faculty, 1994-present, University of New Mexico School of Pharmacy

Educational programs

Residency Program Director, UCSF-SFDPH PGY2, PharmD Degree Program

UCSF centers, institutes, and research programs

External affiliations

What I do

I am a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and a Board Certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy (BCPP) with a strong interest in the pharmacological management of mood disorders, particularly in perinatal populations. I have additional expertise in the field of pharmacokinetics, particularly as it applies to potential drug interactions, and conducting epidemiological research relating to psychotropic medications. I am committed to optimizing the medical management of the mentally ill and remain actively involved with various professional organizations and the community at large to achieve this goal.

Research area

My research expertise

Psychopharmacology, Psychiatric pharmacy, Depression, Antidepressants, Mood disorders, Perinatal mood disorders, Pharmacokinetics, Drug interactions, Epidemiology, Health services research

Clinical expertise

Psychiatry

Degree

PharmD, University of California, San Francisco, 1987
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1983

Biography

Dr. Finley is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at UC San Francisco with a special interest in psychopharmacology and behavioral health. He became Board Certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy (BCPP) in 2007 and is a licensed medical provider at UCSF and a clinician in the depression clinic located at the Womens Health Center. He is a nationally recognized expert in the pharmacological management of mood disorders, with an emphasis on the treatment of mental illness in perinatal populations. He has additional expertise in the field of pharmacokinetics, particularly as it applies to potential drug interactions and associated toxicities with psychotropic medications. Dr. Finley also completed a certificate program in Outcomes Research and Epidemiology through the UCSF School of Medicine and has applied this training to conduct clinical and translational research using large databases (eg - California State Medicaid). He is a committed advocate to the cause of optimizing the medical treatment of the mentally ill and is actively involved in professional organizations and the community at large to promote safe and efficacious medication use.

Licensure and certifications

Licenciate in Pharmacy, California, 1987
Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP), 1997
National Provider Identifier 1998
DEA Certification, License Number, 2005