UCSF

Rebecca Leon, PharmD

Program Pharmacist
533 Parnassus Avenue, Rm 503
UCSF Box 0622
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

Private practice

8000 Marina Blvd, Suite 600
Brisbane, CA 94105
United States

What I do

I am a clinical pharmacist for the UCSF School of Pharmacy and Office of Population Health Clinical Programs. My primary role includes providing and developing clinical services for the Department’s innovative pharmacy programs and for a variety of community pharmacy practice initiatives and precepting pharmacy students and residents. My areas of focus for clinical services include comprehensive disease state management, transitions of care management, and medication access assistance.

Degrees

PGY1, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 2006
PharmD, University of the Pacific (UOP), School of Pharmacy, 2005

Biography

Dr Rebecca Leon is an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist who received her PharmD from the University of the Pacific's Thomas J Long School of Pharmacy, and then completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with an emphasis in Ambulatory Care at Kaiser Permanete San Francisco Medical Center. After residency, Dr Leon remained at KPSF as an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist and provided disease-state and medication management for patients with cardiovascular diseases and anticoagulation. Prior to joining UCSF, Dr Leon was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences at California Health Sciences University - College of Pharmacy and an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist at two clinical practice sites in Fresno, CA. During her time at Clinica Sierra Vista - Fresno, Dr Leon developed a new pharmacist-led teleophthalmology service to provide diabetic retinal exams for underserved patients with diabetes. Dr Leon also collaborated with health sciences faculty at California State University - Fresno to create an interprofessional collaborative for health professional students and local providers to address significant health issues (such as the opioid and mental health crises) in California's Central Valley. Currently, Dr Leon is a Clinical Pharmacist within UCSF's Office of Population Health.

Dr Leon is passionate about social justice and collaborating across professions to find innovative ways to bridge the gap in health inequities. Her research interests include social determinants of health, interprofessional collaborations and innovative pharmacy services. Dr Leon also enjoys teaching and precepting students and residents.

Licensure and certifications

Advanced Practice Pharmacist, 2018