Sofia Gezalyan, PharmD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Director of the Inpatient Pharmacy Services, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
- Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
1300 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90027
PharmD, University of Southern California, 2006
Quality and results driven healthcare professional with experience in turning around hospital pharmacy operations and driving profitable growth by building high performing and self-sustaining team, increasing productivity and operational efficiencies. Principal strengths include strategic planning, analytical and problem-solving skills, organizational development and cost containment, with a great passion for teaching and learning each day. Experienced in analyzing complex problems, developing innovative solutions, and communicating execution plans to senior leadership.
Dr. Gezalyan received her Bachelors in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from USC in 2002 and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from USC in 2006. Upon completion of her doctorate degree, she started her career at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC), a 434-bed acute care community hospital, where she started her career as a Clinical / Quality Assurance Pharmacist, taking a leading role to achieve multiple successful Joint Commission, CMS, MERP, Board of Pharmacy, Sterile Compounding Licensure and accreditation surveys. In 2007 she was promoted to be the Clinical Coordinator of Pharmacy services when she began to launch and aggressively expanded the Clinical Pharmacy program at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. In 2009, she was promoted to have a dual role, as the Manager of Inpatient Pharmacy Services alongside being the Clinical Coordinator. In 2009, she also joined USC as adjunct faculty, taking a leading role in precepting IPPE and APPE students and being the site coordinator. In 2014 she took on the role of USC Residency Program Director while being the PIC of a department of 22 pharmacists, 19 technicians, 5 interns and one resident pharmacist. In March of 2017, she was further promoted to be the Director of the Inpatient Pharmacy Services.