Candy Tsourounis, PharmD

Phone: +1 415 502-5091
Fax: +1 415 476-6632
533 Parnassus Avenue, Rm 012F
UCSF Box 0622
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

Educational programs

UCSF centers, institutes, and research programs

What I do

I evaluate how medicines are used at UCSF Medical Center. I work with other health care providers to measure and assess the value of the medicines that we use to treat patients. I also help manage the UCSF medicine formulary by working with other healthcare providers to select the most effective medicines, ensuring that they will be used in a cost-effective and safe manner to improve the care of all UCSF patients.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

Medication-related research, Evidence based analysis, Evaluating pharmaceutical models of care, Continuous quality improvement

Clinical expertise

Drug information, Integrative and complementary therapies, Dietary supplements


PharmD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1993


Dr. Candy Tsourounis is Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy in the School of Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Tsourounis is involved in providing evidence-based reviews of recently approved prescription medications and performing medication utilization analyses in the Department's Medication Outcomes Center. Dr. Tsourounis has various areas of research interest including Drug Information, Consumer Self-Care and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Specifically, Dr. Tsourounis’ research focuses on dietary supplements and drug-supplement interactions. Dr. Tsourounis is very involved in educating consumers and health professionals on the rational use of CAM therapies as well as prescription and non-prescription drug products. Dr. Tsourounis co-coordinates an evidence-based course in herbal remedies and dietary supplements. She has co-authored various book chapters on Herbs and Dietary Supplements for health care professionals. Dr. Tsourounis serves as a clinical consultant and editor for various drug information publications and computer software programs particularly in the area of herbal remedies and dietary supplements. She has coordinated various continuing education programs for national pharmacy societies on herbs and dietary supplements and has been asked to speak on this topic at both statewide and national educational programs.

Licensure and certifications

Licenciate in Pharmacy, California, 1993