Faculty & Staff bios

Anne Kugler, PharmD, BCACP

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration

College of Pharmacy

E-Mail: akugler@westernu.edu

Phone: (909) 469-8637


Pharm.D. 2006
Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

B.S. 1998
Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA

Pharmacy Practice Residency 2007
James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY


BCACP (Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist) 2011

Certified Immunizer 2011

Work Site

St. Mary Medical Center
1045 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 491-9781

The Ambulatory Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience at the Medication Management Services at St. Mary Medical Center is designed to provide various clinical experiences necessary to prepare students to become entry level practitioners in Ambulatory Care. Student pharmacists will be involved in direct patient care activities in a diabetes management clinic. Student pharmacists are expected to serve as an integral member of the multidisciplinary health care team to assess patients and provide appropriate drug therapy. Student pharmacists are required to present a journal article analysis which is given to the rest of the staff, faculty, and students at the clinic.

Research Interest

Scholarship of teaching and learning, nutrition, and diabetes.


Davies ML, Thiman ML, Kugler AJ. Efpeglenatide: A Once Monthly GLP-1 RA in the Pipeline. Austin Journal of Endocrinology and Diabetes. 2016. 3(4),1-4.

Kugler AJ, Fabbio KL, Pham DQ, Nadeau DA. Inhaled Technosphere Insulin: A Novel Delivery System and Formulation fo the Treatment of Types 1 and 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Pharmacotherapy. 2015;35(3):298-314.

Rivkin A, Yin H, Borno L, Fabbio K, Kugler A, Maltz FN, Marzella N, Mehta M, Najib J. Revising senior pharmacy grand rounds to incorporate longitudinal board review to prepare students for licensing examination. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2013 May;5:236-240.

Mergenhagen KA, Blum SS, Kugler A, Livote EE, Nebeker JR, Ott MC, Signor D, Sung S, Yeh J, Boockvar KS. Pharmacist- versus physician-initiated admission medication reconciliation: impact on adverse drug events. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2012 Aug;10(4):242-50.

Boockvar KS, Blum S, Kugler A, Livote E, Mergenhagen KA, Nebeker JR, Signor D, Sung S, Yeh J. Effect of admission medication reconciliation on adverse drug events from admission medication changes. Arch Intern Med. 2011 May 9;171(9):860-1.

Lieberman-Blum SS, Kang L, Kugler A, Khalifa M, Schiller DS. Making the most of your residency. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2008 Feb 15;65(4):293-5.