UCSF

Katherine Yang, PharmD, MPH

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Phone: +1 415 502-6511
Fax: +1 415 476-6632
533 Parnassus Avenue, Rm 585E
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States

Educational programs

UCSF centers, institutes, and research programs

What I do

I specialize in the treatment of multi-drug resistant infections. My area of research is in the pharmacodynamic optimization of antibiotics for the treatment of multi-drug resistant gram-negative bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. I am particularly interested in the treatment of bacterial biofilms, which are particularly difficult to treat with conventional antibiotics. I am also an Infectious Diseases Pharmacist Specialist at UCSF Health. In the School of Pharmacy, I am heavily involved in the PharmD curriculum and am currently the co-director of the Foundations course.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

in vitro pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modeling of antibiotics on Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms

Clinical expertise

pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic dose optimization, infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship

Degrees

MPH, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
PharmD, University of California, San Francisco, 1998
BS, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1994

Biography

Kathy Yang, Pharm.D., MPH is a Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California (UCSF) School of Pharmacy and an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist in the UCSF Medical Center. Dr. Yang specializes in the treatment of of multi-drug resistant infections, particularly gram negative bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Her area of research focuses on the pharmacodynamic optimization of antibiotics for the treatment of biofilm-mediated infections such as cystic fibrosis.

Within the School of Pharmacy, Dr. Yang is involved in multiple aspects of the curriculum related to infectious diseases. Dr. Yang is also the co-director of Foundations, the first course of the Pharm.D. curriculum.

Licensure and certifications

Licentiate in Pharmacy, California, 1998
Licentiate in Pharmacy, Nevada, 1999