Craig  Stern

Craig Stern, PharmD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Clinical PharmacyCurriculum Vitae

Research Topics

  1. Managed Care
  2. Cardiovascular
  3. Value Based Programs
  4. Comprehensive Medical Review
  5. Infectious Disease
  6. Cancer
  7. Diabetes Mellitus
  8. Hypertension
  9. Hyperlipidemia
  10. Hyperthyroidism

Contact Information


PharmD, University of California, San Francisco, 1976

Craig Stern


Dr. Stern is a consultant to HMOs, physician groups, self-insured companies, unions, insurance companies, and multi-hospital corporations. He is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy, Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Pharmacy, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Western University of Health Sciences, an Adjunct Professor and Preceptor at the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy, a member of the Faculty of Business Policy and Strategy at Woodbury University, and the Nursing and Business Schools of the University of Phoenix.
Dr. Stern and Pro Pharma specialize in integrating clinical and financial benefit management, reforming patient care operations consistent with good business and clinical practice; strategic analysis, forecasting and strategic implementation; management of pharmacy risk and educational intervention with provider groups and integrated health care networks.
Dr. Stern and Pro Pharma assist self-insured and insurance companies with statistical analysis of claims data to identify areas for fraud and abuse by providers as well as improvement in employee performance, attendance, and wellness.

Selected Projects/Publications

AMCP Experiential Learning Manual, Co-Editor, 3rd Revision, 1995

The IPA Pharmacy Cost Guide, A publication of the IPA Association of California, 1996

AMCP Managed Care Pharmacy Lecture Series, 1997

AMCP’s Catalog of Pharmacy Quality Indicators, 1997

Managed Care Pharmacy Practice, Chapter 15: Provider and Vendor Risk Contracts, Aspen Publishers, 1999

Health Insurance Answer Book, Sixth Edition, 2005 Cumulative Supplement, Chapter 16, Pharmacy Benefit Management, Aspen Publishers, 2005
a. Seventh Edition in 2006
b. the 2007 Supplement
c. the 2008 Cumulative Supplement
d. the Eighth Edition in 2009
e. the Ninth Edition in 2010
f. the Tenth Edition in 2011
g. the 2012 Supplement

Health Insurance Answer Book, Eighth Edition, 2009, Aspen Publishers, 2009, Chapter 24, Medicare Part D Benefit
a. the Ninth Edition in 2010
b. the Tenth Edition in 2011
c. the 2012 Supplement

Health Insurance Answer Book, Tenth Edition, 2013 Cumulative Supplement, Wolters Kluwer Publishers, 2013,
a. Chapter 20, Pharmacy Benefit Management
b. Chapter 23, Medicare Part D Benefit

Health Insurance Answer Book, 11th Edition, Wolters Kluwer Publishers, 2013
a. Chapter 20, Pharmacy Benefit Management
b. Chapter 23, Medicare Part D Benefit

Managed Care Pharmacy Practice, Second Edition, and Chapter 17 Parts 1 and 2: Fundamentals of Healthcare Benefits from the Employer Plan Sponsor’s Perspective, Jones and Bartlett Publishers 2009.

The Handbook of Employee Benefits, Seventh Edition, Health and Group Benefits. McGraw Hills Publishers 2011. Chapter 10 Pharmacy Benefits, page 259.