Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS

Co-Vice Dean of PharmD Education
Chip Dizard
Phone: +1 415 502-9573
521 Parnassus Avenue, Rm 3232
UCSF Box 0622
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States


What I do

As co-vice dean for PharmD education, I manage the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program along with Igor Mitrovic, PhD. I oversee the PharmD program’s organizational units, didactic and experiential instruction, and assessments and help manage curriculum development, faculty workload, and accreditation compliance.

As a faculty member in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, I teach health professions trainees and practitioners about how to best use antibiotics, and I consult in the care of patients with complex infections. I study how clinicians and hospitals use antibiotics as well as the effectiveness of instructional strategies for infectious diseases education.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

epidemiology, pharmacy practice, pharmacoepidemiology, antimicrobial use and resistance, infections in immunocompromised hosts, instructional strategies

Clinical expertise

antibiotic management, Infectious diseases

Professional background


Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS, BCPS, BCIDP is Co-Vice Dean for PharmD Education and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. MacDougall teaches pharmacy, medical, and nursing trainees at UCSF, for which he has received the Academic Senate Campus Award for Distinction in Teaching and election to the School of Medicine’s Academy of Medical Educators. He has been recognized as an Emerging Teaching Scholar by the American Academy of Colleges of Pharmacy and received the Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award from the Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute.

Dr. MacDougall provides clinical service to the Infectious Diseases Consult Service and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at UCSF Medical Center. His research interests include new approaches for interactive learning around appropriate antimicrobial use and the pharmacoepidemiology of antimicrobial use in hospitals. He is co-author of Antibiotics Simplified, as well as Antimicrobial Section Editor for Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics and a chapter author in Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, Poisoning and Drug Overdose, and Emergency Management of Infectious Diseases.

Dr. MacDougall's original research and reviews have been published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Archives of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, and Pharmacotherapy. He is a member of the Specialty Council on Infectious Diseases for the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, serves on the Antimicrobial Stewardship Education Workgroup of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and was a member of the guideline development panel for the guidelines in Antimicrobial Stewardship published by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Research keywords

  • antimicrobial therapy
  • interprofessional education
  • pharmacy education
  • digital learning
  • antimicrobial stewardship
  • Schools, Pharmacy
  • Students, Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology, Clinical
  • Education, Pharmacy
  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Drug Utilization
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Rifamycins
  • pharmacy
  • curriculum
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • pharmacy residencies
  • Communicable Diseases