The UCSF School of Pharmacy is led by the dean, who is the chief administrative officer of the School.

The dean oversees the following groups which support the School’s mission and goals in research, education, and patient care.

A Dean’s Leadership Group advises the dean.

The School’s faculty is represented through the shared governance model of the Academic Senate, and in particular through the School of Pharmacy Faculty Council, and Senate and School committees.

Dean’s Leadership Group

The Dean’s Leadership Group is an internal advisory group, appointed by the dean, which meets monthly to explore issues and opportunities and to advise the dean on strategies.

  • Kathleen M. Giacomini, PhD, BSPharm
  • Sharon L. Youmans, PharmD, MPH
    Vice dean
  • Michelle Arkin, PhD
    Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Nathan Dang
    Executive assistant to the dean
    Staff to the Dean’s Leadership Group
  • Eric Davila
    Communications director
  • Deanna Kroetz, PhD
    Chair, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
  • Robin Corelli, PharmD
    Associate dean, faculty academic affairs
  • Nevan Krogan, PhD
    Director, Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI)
  • Lisa Kroon, PharmD
    Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Lawrence Lin, PhD
    Chief of staff
  • Andrej Sali, PhD
    Associate dean, research
  • Alesia Woods
    Associate dean, administration and finance

Pharmacy Practice Partnerships

Leaders at health care institutions serve as associate deans in the School providing partnerships that deliver administrative support, mentoring, and instruction to UCSF's Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students and faculty members during practice experiences.

California Poison Control System

Associate Dean Stuart Heard, PharmD, directs the California Poison Control System, which has its administrative home in the School's Department of Clinical Pharmacy.

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Administration History

UCSF and UC administrations

The School of Pharmacy is one of several main campus units with the Chancellor’s Office, School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Graduate Division, and UCSF Medical Center. The School is under the administrative oversight of the dean, who reports to the UCSF chancellor, who reports to the UC president, who is accountable to the Regents of the University of California.

UCSF is intensely collaborative. As a result, department faculty members work with colleagues in research, education, and patient care programs across UCSF.