Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy

High Demand,
Real Impact

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.

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"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:

Meet the Faculty

Melissa J. Durham, PharmD, MACM, APh, BCACP

Melissa J. Durham, PharmD, MACM, APh, BCACP

Melissa Durham's expertise includes ambulatory care practice, community pharmacy-based patient care programs and pain management.
Tien M.H. Ng, PharmD, FHFSA, FCCP, BCPS, FACC

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.
Lisa W. Goldstone, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCPP

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.
Annie Wong-Beringer, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA

Annie Wong-Beringer, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA

Expert in bacterial resistance and virulence, host microbial interactions and host immune response
Steven W. Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP

Steven W. Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP

Steven Chen is a national leader on expanding the scope of pharmacy practice to improve patient outcomes and save health care dollars.
Houda Alachkar, PharmD, PhD

Houda Alachkar, PharmD, PhD

Houda Alachkar focuses on the identification and functional characterization of therapeutic targets in acute myeloid leukemia.

Department News

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 the USC School of Pharmacy and how his past experiences with mentorship and teaching encouraged him to pursue an area of concentration in education.