Dean’s Office

The Dean’s Office of the UCSF School of Pharmacy supports the agendas of the dean and, ultimately, the School’s three departments and their faculties, through activities in its education, administrative, and advisory units.


Kathy Giacomini, PhD, BSPharm


Troy C. Daniels Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Associate Vice Chancellor, Pharmacy Affairs

About the dean

Dean Kathy Giacomini, PhD, BSPharm, leads the creation and implementation of the School’s strategic agenda and ensures the School has the operational framework and resources required to succeed. She is the School’s public voice, articulating its vision, its plans for the future, and its passion for precise therapeutics—as seen in its work from basic science to health policy.

Giacomini ensures the School meets its mission, advances scholarship, and delivers continually improving academic and patient care programs. As dean, she works closely with UC San Francisco's chancellor and other campus leaders as part of the campus leadership team to create the conditions for this diverse campus to work as “One UCSF” and, in doing so, further succeed in leading revolutions in health.

An ongoing report on School plans and progress

Update from the Dean

Dean’s Office organization

Education Unit

Administrative units

Organization chart

See Org Chart: School of Pharmacy.



Dean’s Office administration

Role Unit Held by
Executive assistant to the dean Dean’s Office Administration Nathan Dang, PharmD
Chief of staff Dean’s Office Administration Lawrence Lin, PhD
Vice dean Education Unit Sharon L. Youmans, PharmD, MPH
Associate dean of integrated core curriculum Integrated Core Curriculum Team Igor Mitrovic, MD

Associate dean of experiential education and professional development

Office of Experiential Education and Professional Development

Valerie Clinard, PharmD

Associate dean of student affairs

Office of Student and Curricular Affairs

Pam Schultz, MBA


Office of Education and Instructional Services

Cynthia V. Zarate, MS
Assessment manager Assessment and Evaluation Team Yukiko Watanabe, PhD

Associate dean of accreditation and quality improvement

Assessment and Evaluation Team

Mitra Assemi, PharmD

Associate dean of administration and finance

Office of Administration

Alesia Woods

Associate dean of academic affairs

Office of Faculty Academic Affairs

Robin Corelli, PharmD

Associate dean of research


Andrej Sali, PhD

Contact us

Admissions and other inquiries about the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program? Contact the Office of Student and Curricular Affairs.
Signature requests or appointments with the dean? Contact Nathan Dang, executive assistant to the dean.
Dean’s Office administration inquiries? Contact Karen Gee, operations analyst.

[email protected]
fax: 415-502-3612

UCSF Medical Sciences Box 0403
513 Parnassus Ave Rm S-126
San Francisco CA 94143

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