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Karl Hess, PharmD, FCPhA

Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Director, Community Practice Experiences, Residency Program Director, PGY1 Community Pharmacy Practice

College of Pharmacy

E-Mail: khess@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-5695 |


Pharm.D. 2005
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Boston

Education Experience


Community Pharmacy Practice 2005- 06
University of Southern California


Certificate in Travel Health (CTH ®)
2009 International Society of Travel Medicine

Professional Experience

Pre-travel health and travel medicine
Safe and effective use of nonprescription medications
Implementation and evaluation of collaborative practice based disease state management programs

Work Site

Hendricks Pharmacy
137 N. Harvard Ave
Claremont, CA 91711

The community pharmacy clerkship at Hendricks Pharmacy is designed to provide various experiences necessary to prepare students to become entry-level community pharmacy practitioners. Hendricks Pharmacy provides many learning opportunities ranging from hands on filling and dispensing in the pharmacy department to direct patient care programs and activities such as providing routine and travel-related vaccines, functioning within a pharmacist-run travel health clinic, and screening patient blood glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure values.


  Mirzaian E, Durham M, Hess K, Goad JA. Mosquito-Borne Illnesses in Travelers: A Review of Risk and Prevention. Pharmacotherapy 2010; 30(10): 1031-1043

 Hess KM, Goad JA, Arguin P. Intravenous Artesunate for the Treatment of Severe Malaria. Ann Pharmacother 2010; 44(7): 1250-1258 

 Hess KM, Dai C, Garner B, Law AV. Measuring Outcomes Associated with a Pharmacist-Run Travel Health Clinic Located in an Independent Community Pharmacy. J Am Pharm Assn 2010; 50: 174-180