Shalini Lynch, PharmD

Marco Sanchez
Phone: +1 415 476-2352
521 Parnassus Avenue, Rm 001
UCSF Box 0622
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States


What I do

My practice areas include drug information, utilization management, cost-effective prescribing and geriatrics. I precept student pharmacists and pharmacy residents on the development of medication usage evaluations for the UCSF Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. I also support the School of Pharmacy’s academic partnership with the State of California’s Medi-Cal Drug Use Review (DUR) program. I lecture on various drug information topics, geriatrics and inflammatory bowel disease, and I am a faculty mentor for the Medicare Part D outreach program.

Departmental research area

Clinical expertise

ambulatory care, drug information

Professional background


Shalini Lynch, PharmD, BCGP is Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at UCSF. She has been a faculty member at the UCSF School of Pharmacy since 2004. Her practice expertise includes drug information, literature evaluation, drug utilization review and management, geriatrics, and pharmaceutical industry. She is experienced in clinical pharmacy ambulatory care, Medicare Part D plan review, and interdisciplinary clinical geriatrics. Dr. Lynch supports the UCSF School of Pharmacy in its role as an academic subcontractor to the State of California’s Medi-Cal Drug Utilization Review program. She is a faculty member in the UCSF Medication Outcomes Center.

Research keywords

  • drug information
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Managed Care
  • geriatrics
  • Inappropriate Prescribing
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Drug Prescriptions
  • Physicians, Primary Care
  • Potentially Inappropriate Medication List
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Injections, Spinal
  • Angiogenesis Inhibitors
  • omega-Conotoxins
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drugs, Generic
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Contraceptives, Oral