Shalini Lynch, PharmD

Associate Professor
Marco Sanchez, UCSF
Phone: +1 415 476-6632
Fax: +1 415 476-6632
521 Parnassus Avenue, Rm 3510
UCSF Box 0622
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

Educational programs

UCSF centers, institutes, and research programs

Faculty member, Medication Outcomes Center

External affiliations

Member, Pharmacy Utilization Department, Mercy Medical Group

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


PharmD, University of California, San Francisco, 1992
BA, Biochemistry/Cell Biology, University of California, San Diego, 1988


Shalini Lynch, PharmD, BCGP is Health Sciences Associate 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
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Drug Prescriptions
  • Physicians, Primary Care
  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Injections, Spinal
  • Angiogenesis Inhibitors
  • omega-Conotoxins
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drugs, Generic
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Contraceptives, Oral

Licensure and certifications

Pharmacists Immunization Certificate, American Pharmacists Association (APhA), 2010
Licentiate in Pharmacy, California State Board of Pharmacy, 1992