Tram Cat, PharmD

Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Associate Professor
Marco Sanchez
Phone: +1 415 502-8151
Fax: +1 415 476-6632
521 Parnassus Avenue, Rm 3233
UCSF Box 0622
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States


What I do

As associate dean of student affairs for the School of Pharmacy PharmD program, I provide leadership and management of student affairs program in the areas of recruitment and admissions, academic advising, personal and professional development, student well-being, student services, co-curricular activities, administration of student scholarship and awards, and student progression. I serve as the School’s liaison on student issues for the PharmD program with faculty, staff, campus, and external partners. I work collaboratively with school leadership to continually improve as well as identify and implement new student professional and leadership programs that support students’ professional identity formation and foster students’ self-directed life-long learning. In my role, I aim to provide a supportive learning environment that promotes student success where they are professionally prepared and can thrive in any dynamic health care practicing setting.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

critical care, clinician well-being, education research

Clinical expertise

critical care

Professional background


Dr. Tram Cat is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy in the School of Pharmacy at the University of California in San Francisco. She earned her PharmD degree from MCPHS - Worcester in 2003. For her post-graduate training, Dr. Cat completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center from 2003-2004 and a PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency at the University of Vermont from 2004-2005. Prior to joining faculty at UCSF School of Pharmacy, Dr. Cat practiced in critical care where she was a Burns/Surgery Trauma Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Detroit Receiving Hospital from 2005-2007 and a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Antelope Valley Hospital from 2007-2010. After spending several years practicing in critical care, in 2010, Dr. Cat transitioned into an administrative role, where she served as a Pharmacy Supervisor and then Education Coordinator at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. As the Education Coordinator, Dr. Cat served as the PGY1 Residency Program Director as well as managed the student experiential education and internship programs from 2016-2019.

Research keywords

  • complicated IAI
  • layered learning model
  • VTE prophylaxis in special populations
  • nutrition
  • emotional intelligence
  • critical care: severe sepsis/septic shock
  • pain
  • sedation
  • delirium
  • stress ulcer prophylaxis
  • experiential education
  • burnout
  • resiliency
  • well-being
  • Cross Infection
  • Students, Pharmacy
  • Education, Pharmacy
  • Esophageal and Gastric Varices
  • Vasopressins
  • Educational Measurement
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Candidiasis
  • Candida
  • Histamine H2 Antagonists
  • Abdomen
  • Preceptorship
  • Parenteral Nutrition Solutions
  • pharmacy