Allison Komatsu Chang, PharmD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Clinical Pharmacy

Research Topics

  1. Critical care
  2. Cardiology
  3. Heart Failure
  4. Heart Transplant
  5. Myocardial Infarction

Contact Information

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    8701 Beverly Boulevard
    Los Angeles CA 90048


PharmD, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, 2010

Allison Komatsu Chang


Dr. Allison Komatsu Chang is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy. She has served as the lead clinical pharmacist specialist for the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center since 2012. She is a dedicated member of the critical care team in the Cardiac ICU and attends daily medical rounds.

Dr. Komatsu Chang received her Doctor of Pharmacy at the USC School of Pharmacy in 2010. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency followed by a PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy and critical care. She has presented several lectures to pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and students. The lecture topics include vasopressors/inotropes, hypertensive emergencies, and ACLS. She also presented a lecture reviewing pulmonary arterial hypertension management at the California Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (CSHP) Seminar in 2015. She precepts APPE students, PGY1 acute care residents, and PGY2 critical care residents for the Cardiac ICU rotation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Selected Projects/Publications

Budiman T, Snodgrass K, Komatsu Chang A. Evaluation of pharmacist medication education and post-discharge follow-up in reducing readmissions in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Ann Pharmacother. 2016;50(2):118-124