The Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy unites patient-centered care with health-system insights and analysis. Our faculty represent a wide range of clinical and research specialties—from community pharmacy and geriatrics to oncology and psychiatry.
"The Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy is home to recognized leaders in pharmacy education, practice and research. Our faculty’s nation-leading expertise addresses some of the most challenging and complex issues of health care—from managing chronic diseases, polypharmacy and addictive disorders to addressing health inequities and leading COVID-19 vaccination efforts. We attract students who share our commitment to innovation and our desire to solve intractable health issues, shape the future of the profession and improve the lives of people everywhere."
Tien M.H. Ng, PharmD, FHFSA, FACC, FCCP, BCPS, AQ Cardiology
Interim Chair, Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy
The department’s mission is three-fold:
- Preparing PharmD students for practice at the highest standards
- Providing advanced training to practitioners through postgraduate residencies and clinical scientists through postgraduate fellowships
- Enriching knowledge about drug therapies for health providers and the public
Meet the Faculty
Julie Ann Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP
Expert in psychopharmacology, particularly pediatric psychopharmacology and the treatment of mood disorders
Lisa W. Goldstone, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCPP
Lisa Goldstone is a leader in behavioral health and has nearly 25 years of experience working with patients with psychiatric disorders.
Tien M.H. Ng, PharmD, FHFSA, FCCP, BCPS, FACC
Tien Ng is an expert in heart failure pharmacotherapy, heart failure pathophysiology and drug-induced QT prolongation.
Carla Blieden, PharmD, MPH, AAHIVP
Carla Blieden is an expert in clinical management of HIV and public health within the pharmacy realm.
Houda Alachkar, PharmD, PhD
Houda Alachkar focuses on the identification and functional characterization of therapeutic targets in acute myeloid leukemia.
Annie Wong-Beringer, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA
Expert in bacterial resistance and virulence, host microbial interactions and host immune response
The USC School of Pharmacy is now accepting applications from students who wish to transfer to USC from a different PharmD program.
When Donna Keissami, PharmD ’08, published "Maddie Visits the Pharmacist," she fulfilled a lifelong dream of writing a children’s book. Here, she talks about how the book helps children understand prescribed medications and encourages students to use their pharmacy knowledge to "branch out" within the field.
Meet third-year PharmD student Jafar Essayli, whose experience working with elementary school students with special needs inspired him to pursue pharmacy. Here, the Cypress, Calif. native shares why he chose to attend USC Mann and how his past experiences with mentorship and teaching encouraged him to pursue an area of concentration in education.
As online education and virtual classrooms become the norm, students and teachers are tackling the new semester together with optimism and expertise.