Katherine Yang, PharmD, MPH

Phone: +1 415 502-6511
Fax: +1 415 476-6632
533 Parnassus Avenue, Rm 585E
UCSF Box 0622
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

Educational programs

UCSF centers, institutes, and research programs

Director, UCSF-South Bay Clerkship Program

What I do

My research focuses on pharmacodynamic optimization for the treatment of multi-drug resistant organisms such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. I am particularly interested in dosing strategies to combat biofilm-mediated infections such as cystic fibrosis.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

Infectious diseases, Pharmcokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Antibiotic resistance, Antimicrobial stewardship

Clinical expertise

Epidemiology, Infectious diseases


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


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 a faculty member in the Health Services & Policy Research (HSPR) Pathway within the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and is the coordinator of the Epidemiology course.

Licensure and certifications

Licenciate in Pharmacy, California, 1998
Licenciate in Pharmacy, Nevada, 1999