Brian Ma received his PharmD from the University of California, San Francisco and completed his post-graduate residency training, with emphasis in ambulatory care, at the University of Southern California Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is an assistant professor of clinical pharmacy, co-director of the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) Programs at the USC Mann School of Pharmacy, and a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. He also acts as the interim director of Interprofessional Education for the school.
Dr. Ma’s current practice site is in the inpatient internal medicine setting at the LAC+USC Medical Center, where he provides clinical pharmacy services for hospitalized patients of the Los Angeles County and community. At LAC+USC Medical Center, Dr. Ma led the development of an internal medicine training site for pharmacy residents and student pharmacists of the USC Mann School of Pharmacy, where he continues to serve as a preceptor for learners. Dr. Ma’s training and experience in the ambulatory care setting enables him to oversee the entire care spectrum of a patient’s pharmaceutical care. He also lectures general medicine and endocrinology therapeutics topics in the didactic curriculum.
Before his faculty appointment, Dr. Ma received the 2022 USC Phi Lambda Sigma Kathleen Johnson Emerging New Practitioner Award and the 2021–2022 USC Mann School of Pharmacy Best IPPE Preceptor Award. He was also recognized as the USC Mann School of Pharmacy Resident of the Year in 2020. At the University of California, San Francisco, he was a nominee for the Bowl of Hygeia award. His current research and practice interests include internal medicine, clinical pharmacy, and evidence based pharmaceutical education.