Kirby Lee, PharmD

Associate Professor
Kaz Tsuruta
Phone: +1 415 502-8182
Fax: +1 415 502-0792

Educational programs

UCSF Interprofessional Education Curriculum Development working group

UCSF centers, institutes, and research programs

Preceptor, Interdisciplinary Team Training Course in Geriatrics
UCSF Medical Center Complex Care Support Team and Discharge Call-Back Program

What I do

I provide clinical services consulting for patients and providers on medication-related issues that arise at home and during transitions in care for the Complex Care Support Team and Discharge Call-Back Program at UCSF Medical Center. My research focuses on the use of patient-centered health information technology to improve medication safety and health outcomes through evidence-based health care. I teach geriatric pharmacotherapy and I am developing practical and applied teaching methods for simulating real world clinical practice to advance students’ problem solving skills and interprofessional teamwork for pharmacy, medical, nursing, dental, and physical therapy students in the classroom and clinic.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

chronic disease medication safety during transitions in care, understanding medication compliance barriers through quantitative and qualitative research, designing innovative health services through web-based platforms, management tools, mobile applications

Clinical expertise

geriatric pharmacotherapy, medication management of chronic diseases


MAS, Clinical Research, University of California, San Francisco, 2009
PharmD, University of California, San Francisco, 2002
MA, Pharmacology, Boston University School of Medicine, 1997
BS, Biopsychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1993


Kirby Lee, PharmD, MA, MAS is Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at UC San Francisco. Dr. Lee specializes in optimizing pharmacotherapy in older adults, particularly with cognitive impairment, memory and behavioral changes. He works at the Memory and Aging Center at UCSF where he served as the clinical pharmacist and Director of the Medication Care Protocol for the Care Ecosystem (CE) to screen for and address medication related problems. Dr. Lee conducts research on interventions to improve pharmacotherapy outcomes among persons with dementia.

Licensure and certifications

Licentiate in Pharmacy, California, 2002