Emi  Minejima

Emi Minejima, PharmD

Assistant Professor

Clinical Pharmacy

Research Topics

  1. Infectious diseases pharmacotherapy
  2. antimicrobial stewardship
  3. development of antimicrobial resistance.

Contact Information

  • minejima@usc.edu
  • PSC B15-B
  • (323) 409-6644
  • (323)442-1437
Emi Minejima


Dr. Minejima joined the faculty at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy in August 2012 as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy. She graduated from University of California-Berkeley with a BS in molecular and cell biology (2005) and from University of California-San Diego School of Pharmacy (2009). Dr. Minejima completed her postgraduate residency training in pharmacy practice and infectious disease at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.

Her clinical practice is based at LAC+USC Medical Center where she focuses on the antimicrobial stewardship program, research and precepting pharmacy students and residents in acute care medicine and infectious disease clerkships.

Selected Projects/Publications

Minejima E, Lou M, Nieberg P, Wong-Beringer A. Patients presenting to the hospital with MRSA pneumonia: differentiating characteristics and outcomes with empiric treatment. BMC Infect Dis. 2014 May 10;14:252. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-252.

Minejima E, Choi J, Beringer P, Lou M, Tse E, Wong-Beringer A. Applying new diagnostic criteria for acute kidney injury to facilitate early identification of nephrotoxicity in vancomycin-treated patients. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2011 Jul;55(7):3278-83.