Shalini Lynch, PharmD

Associate Professor
Kaz Tsuruta
Phone: +1 415 476-2352
Fax: +1 415 476-6632
533 Parnassus Avenue, Rm 585
UCSF Box 0622
San Francisco, CA 94143
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

I am a Clinical Pharmacist at Mercy Medical Group in Sacramento, California. I provide medication management therapy services in a pharmacy clinic, participate as part of a multi-disciplinary team on a geriatrics consult service, and support our clinic's transitions of care and medication utilization programs. I precept Sacramento APPE students on an Ambulatory Care rotation. I am a faculty contributor to the Medi-Cal Drug Utilization Review program team.

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, CGP 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, drug utilization review, medication therapy management and geriatrics. Her focus has been cost effective medication management programs in a medical group setting, including target drug programs for providers and individual patient consults to minimize out-of-pocket medication expenses. She supports the UCSF School of Pharmacy in its role as academic subcontractor to the Medi-Cal Drug Utilization Review program for the state of California.

Licensure and certifications

Licentiate in Pharmacy, California, 1992
APhA Pharmacists Immunization Certificate, 2010