Tam Phan, PharmD, AAHIVP
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Tam PhanPharmD, AAHIVP

Tam PhanPharmD, AAHIVP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Tam Phan, PharmD, is an assistant professor of clinical pharmacy (clinician-educator) at the USC School of Pharmacy. He is a community-based and ambulatory care clinician who currently practices at the Los Angeles LGBT Center to deliver specialized patient-centered care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and people living with HIV. He teaches and is involved in curriculum development for the school’s undergraduate programs, including the Pharmacology and Drug Development major and the minor in Science and Management of Biomedical Therapeutics.

Phan completed postgraduate residency training in community pharmacy practice at the USC School of Pharmacy, where he also received a teaching certificate and his doctor of pharmacy. His residency training included providing clinical pharmacy services in the outpatient setting and an extended experience in HIV care at LAC+USC Maternal Child and Adolescent Adult clinic. His practice interests include: primary care, HIV/AIDS care, LGBTQ+ care, comprehensive medication management, community-based pharmacy practice and operations, integrative medicine, travel health, immunizations, community health, and disease screening, management and prevention.

He currently serves as the administrative chair for Rx Pride, an LGBTQ+ affinity group, vice president of Phi Delta Chi Omicron Alumni Association and co-chair of the Dell Scholars Alumni Network as a part of the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Disease Screening
  • Immunizations
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM)
  • HIV / AIDS Care
  • Primary Care
  • LGBTQ+ Care
  • Community-based Pharmacy Practice and Operations
  • Travel Health
  • Community Health
  • Education

    UC Irvine


    University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy


    University of Sussex

    Study-abroad UC EAP

  • Links
  • Course

    RXRS 418: Plant Medicines in Modern Medicine Class


    RXRS 302: Introduction to Pharmacology and Therapeutics


  • Selected Articles

    Considerations to Providing LGBTQ+ Inclusive Care

    Tam Phan, PharmD, AAHIVP

    The percentage of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer, or LGBTQ for short, increased from 3.5% to 4.5% between 2012 and 2017. While often linked together because of the acronym, each letter in LGBTQ represents one aspect of a person’s identity in addition to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other facets of life. The Williams Institute also has estimated that these 13 million individuals who identify as LGBTQ face disproportionate socioeconomic and health disparities. Among the most important is accessing effective, informed, and affirming care. While the endeavor for diversity, equity, and inclusion is an ongoing pursuit, requiring continuous learning and reflection, there are a few considerations providers can keep in mind when working with the LGBTQ population.

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  • Affiliations
    • Phi Lambda Sigma: Faculty Advisor

    • Rx Pride : Faculty Advisor

    • Phi Delta Chi Omicron Alumni Association : Vice-President

    • Dell Scholars Alumni Network : Co-Chair

  • Multimedia
    • RxPride Competency Training
    • Tam Phan, PharmD, AAHIVP
  • Selected Media Appearances



    Dr. Tam Phan, an assistant professor at the USC School of Pharmacy works closely with the LA LGBT Center and is an advocate for the LGBT community. He explains that, “There are very unique mental health and physical health issues for this population, because of the unique worlds they grew up in,” says Dr. Phan. “There’s a dual stigmatized identity they deal with as LGBTQ and as older adults.” Queer people over the age of 45 for the most part, were shaped by environments that were radically different — and in many ways less accepting and more difficult — than for younger queer people today. More than 9 in 10 of LGBT adults say that society has become more accepting of them in the past decade, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.

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    USC Engemann’s message to students: Get your flu shot

    USC Annenberg Media | 10/29/2018

    Dr. Tam Phan, a resident pharmacist at the USC Pharmacy, said he has seen more students getting their flu shots than last year at this time. Whenever he works at the student clinic there are long lines of students waiting to get their vaccination, he said. "We do hope to promote more people getting their flu shots due to the fact that there's still a lot of stigma behind the flu shot," he said.

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    Pharmacy Basketball Tournament Nets $30,000 for Global Initiatives

    USC Pharmacy | 03/01/2017

    “It was truly an exciting day to bond, network, and have genuine fun,” says pharmacy student Tam Phan, who participated in the 2016 Romania clinical service trip. “Being involved in planning this fundraiser really showed me that great accomplishments can be made with synergistic teamwork and a genuine objective.”

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    USC pharmacy students show compassion to the underserved in Romania

    USC News | 08/19/2016

    Tam Phan, a third-year pharmacy student, described one of his patients as a “warrior.” She has four children, including an infant, he said, “and her family has no access to basic resources — let alone medical care. She told me all the money her family makes goes to the children because she puts them as first priority.” Phan added that the woman prays each day that her children will have better lives than she’s had. She welcomed the student caregivers into her home — one of a number of Romanians who did so...

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    USC Pharmacy’s Healthy Heart Awareness Fair Attracts Health-Minded Trojans

    USC Pharmacies

    “These health fairs are great opportunities for our students to take what they learn in classrooms and apply them in real life,” Phan said.

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