Faculty & Staff bios

Sam Shimomura, PharmD

Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Administration

College of Pharmacy

E-Mail: sshimo@westernu.edu

Phone: 469-5547

Website: http://www.drsamrotation.com/events.html


Pharm.D. 1970
University of California, San Francisco

Education Experience

Fellowship(FASHP) 1998
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Fellowship (FCSHP) 1993
California Society of Health-System Phamacists



Certified Geriatric Pharmacist 1988
Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy

Research Interest

Dr. Shimomura's interests are in the general areas of pharmacy practice and social and administrative sciences. His areas of clinical practice have included drug information, internal medicine, family practice and geriatrics. He is currently interested in professional practice issues such as continuing education, residencies and new practice models.


Chen, J. and Shimomura, S. Parkinson's Disease, PharmPrep, ASHP Ed. 2, 2003

Shimomura, S., Wamwimolruk, S., Chen, J. Grapefruit Juice Drug Interactions: An Evidence-based Overview, Pharmacy Times (March) 2003
Chen, J. and Shimomura, S. Parkinsonism, Chapter 53 in Textbook of Therapeutics and Disease Management, Ed. 7, pp 1139-1155. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2000
Shimomura, S.K., Rothblatt, M., and Tang, R., Meperidine-induced Seizures in Sickle Cell Patients. Hospital Formulary Management, 15, 764-772, 1980

Watanabe, A.S., McCart, G.M., Shimomura, S.K., Kayser, S.R., Systematic Approach to Drug Information Requests. Am J Hosp Pharm 32, 1282-1285, 1975