Thomas Kearney, PharmD
What I do
As Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, I represent the Dean’s Office and provide guidance, assessment, and action on all issues related to policies and procedures for academic affairs. The primary duties cover the following that concern faculty at the SOP: Appointment and advancement; Compensation and benefits; Problem resolution; Adherence to UC system-wide and campus policy and procedures; and Liaison to the UCSF Vice-provost office of Academic Affairs. As the Managing Director of the SF Division of the California Poison Control System, I have administrative responsibilities for professional services provided by the poison center hotline (hiring, training, evaluation, and QA for pharmacy staff) and implementation (at the SF site). I also serve as the attending for hospital consultations one day per week with oversight of clerkship students and medical toxicology fellows.
My research expertise
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco, Managing Director of the San Francisco Division of the California Poison Control System, and completed a one-year mid-career fellowship (Institute for Health Policy Studies, Institute for Health and Aging and Health Research Training Program, UCSF School of Medicine) in health services research. Dr. Kearney is a graduate of the University of California School of Pharmacy. He completed a Residency in Hospital Pharmacy at the University of Michigan and a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in clinical toxicology at University of California, San Diego and San Francisco. He has served as Associate Director of the Louisiana State Regional Poison Control Center and the Executive Director of the Delaware Valley Regional Poison Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has served in leadership positions in the American Association of Poison Control Centers (Treasurer) and is a Diplomate and past-President of the Board of the American Board of Applied Toxicology. He has presented 61 scientific papers and has published 33 peer-reviewed journal articles and 15 book chapters on poisoning-related topics. He serves as a reviewer for 8 medical journals and as the associate editor for the publication: Poisoning and Drug Overdose - a Lange clinical manual, Appleton and Lange publishers.