Conan MacDougall, PharmD

Marco Sanchez, UCSF
Phone: +1 415 719-4749
521 Parnassus Avenue, Rm 160
UCSF Box 0622
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States


What I do

I teach health profession 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, and 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 is Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. He provides clinical service to the Infectious Diseases Consult Service and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at UCSF Medical Center. His research interests include the pharmacoepidemiology of antimicrobial use in hospitals and new approaches for interprofessional and interactive learning around appropriate antimicrobial use. He is co-author of Antibiotics Simplified, as well as a chapter author in Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, Poisoning and Drug Overdose, and Emergency Management of Infectious Diseases.

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. His 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. Dr. MacDougall serves on the Program Committee for the American Society for Microbiology, on the Antimicrobial Stewardship Continuing Education Program for the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, 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
  • Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
  • Rifamycins
  • curriculum
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • pharmacy residencies
  • Communicable Diseases