Faculty & Staff bios

Sheryl Chow, PharmD, FCCP, FAHA, FHFSA, BCPS AQ-Cardiology

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration

College of Pharmacy

E-Mail: SChow@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-5379

Join year: 2004


BS Pharmacy, Honors Scholar 1998
University of Connecticut

Pharm.D. 2000
State University of New York at Buffalo

Dr. Sheryl Chow received her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and Pharm.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Buffalo General Hospital.

Education Experience

Residency Pharmacy Practice 2000-2001
Buffalo General Hospital (Kaleida Health Systems)

Kaleida Health Systems/State University of NY-Buffalo


2012 Fellow, American Heart Association

2011 Fellow, American College of Clinical Pharmacy

2008 Advanced Qualifications in Cardiology (AQ card)

2003 Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) 
          Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties



Work Site

Research site:
LA BioMed at Harbor-UCLA
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed)
Research Bld F-6, Rm 1A
1124 West Carson St
Torrance, CA 90502
Phone: (310) 222-3819
Fax: (310) 222-1914

Rotation site:
Clinical Medicine/Cardiology Rotation
Centinela Hospital Medical Center
Inglewood, CA

The medicine/cardiology clerkship is designed to provide clinical experience in the acute care of patients with cardiovascular disease states. Students will be involved in direct patient care activities in the emergency department and the cardiovascular intensive care unit. Current rotations available: Medicine/Cardiology, Cardiovascular research, and Advanced Elective.

Teaching Experience

Before joining the Faculty at Western University in 2004, Dr. Chow worked as a Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator for both the Internal Medicine Teaching Service and Cardiology, in addition to her adjunct faculty positions in both the Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine at SUNY-Buffalo. Her didactics, clinical practice, and research interests at Western University are focused in acute care cardiology with an emphasis on heart failure.

Research Grant

2006 ACCP Investigator Development Award
Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate Renal Function, Inflammatory Mediators, and Neurohormonal Markers in Acutely Decompensated Heart Failure Patients Receiving Nesiritide Compared to Nitroglycerin.


Chow SL, O’Barr SA, Peng JT, Chew EE, Pak F, Patel P, Quist R, Patterson JH, Heywood JT.  Modulation of novel cardiorenal and inflammatory biomarkers by intravenous nitroglycerin and nesiritide in acute decompensated heart failure: An exploratory study. Circ Heart Failure 2011; 4: 450-455.

Chow SL, O’Barr SA, Peng JT, Chew EE, Pak F, Patel P, Quist R, Patterson JH, Heywood JT.  Renal function and neurohormonal changes following intravenous infusions of nitroglycerin vs. nesiritide in patients with acute decompensated heart failure  (ABC-HFT study). J Card Fail. 2011 Mar;17(3):181-7.

Chow SL, Ng TM, Litwinski RA, Kangavari S, Weiss, M.  Effect of iodixanol and ioxilan on QT interval and renal function in patients with systolic heart failure.  Int J Cardiol. 2010 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print]  DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2010.08.067

Chow  SL, Dorsch M,  Dunn S,  Jackevicius C, Page RL, Trujillo T, Vardeny O, Wiggins B, Bleske B.  Key Articles Related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease: Part I (Vol 30, No 1). Pharmacotherapy 2010;30(1):109. www.pharmacotherapy.org/pdf/Key_Articles/Pharm3001e_Chow-CAM-KA.pdf

Chow  SL, Zammit K, West K, Dannenhoffer MA, Lopez-Candales A.  Correlations with Renal Function and Anti-Factor Xa in patients on Low Molecular Weight Heparin. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2003;43:586-590.