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Patrick Chan, BA, PharmD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration

College of Pharmacy

E-Mail: chanp@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-5269


BA Integrative Biology 2000 University of California, Berkeley

PharmD 2003 University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences 2009 University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

Work Site

Olive-View UCLA Medical Center 14445 Olive-View Dr. Sylmar, CA 91342 (818) 364-1555 The internal medicine rotation is designed to provide student pharmacists with the necessary experience to apply didactic learning into clinical situations and develop pharmacotherapeutic skills. Student pharmacists will be part of a multidisciplinary health care team providing direct patient care. Daily patient presentations, weekly disease state presentations, journal clubs, new drug presentations, inservices, patient interventions, a midterm and final exam, are all required as part of completing the rotation

Research Interest

His areas of research interest include clinical pharmacokinetics and PK/PD modeling. He is currently working on the pathophysiology and treatment of depression and addiction. His previous research focused on pharmacodynamic (PD) modeling of various control mechanisms involved in the delayed onset of therapeutic action of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Research Grant

2010 Western University of Health Sciences Intramural Grant Title: Abstinence from repeated cocaine use induce depressive-like behavior


Chan P, Yomen K, Turcios J, Richman M. Prescription for Antidepressant in Reducing Future Alcohol-Related Readmission in Patients Suffering from Depression and Alcohol Use Disorder: A Retrospective Medical Record Review. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2015;10(1):48

Chan P and Lutfy K. Molecular Changes in Opioid Addiction: The Role of Adenylyl Cyclase and cAMP/PKA System. Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2016; 137:203-27. Available online 3 November 2015.

Samson B, Dominquez I, Villegas J, Jeon D, Khan M, La D, Marzban, M, Millano A, Chan P, Hoffman J, Hess K. How SB 493 is Reshaping California Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy. California Pharmacist Journal; Winter 2015.

Hyun D, Shin J, Chan P. A Review on the AASLD and IDSA Recommendation for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C. CJHP. 26(5);127-138.

Lo A, Zhu J, Richman M, Joo J, Chan P. Effect of adding piperacillin–tazobactam to automated dispensing cabinets on promptness of first-dose antibiotics in hospitalized patients. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2014; 71:1662-7.

Wang Z, Wang J, Chan P. Treating Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Traditional Chinese and Indian Medicinal Herbs. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. Epub 2013 May 7

Chan P. Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Considerations in Geriatrics. 2010, CJHP. 22(5);5-12.

Book Chapters

Wang Z, Chan P, Xie C, Huang Y, and Wang J. Chapter 3: Antioxidant Nutraceuticals and Prostate Cancer. In: Cao C, Pathak S, and Patil K, eds. Antioxidant Nutraceuticals: Preventative and Healthcare Applications. New York, NY: CRC Press; 2017.

Uchizono JA and Chan PG. Chapter 1: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Anesthetic Agents. In: Kaye A and Kaye AD, eds. Essentials of Pharmacology in Anesthesiology. New York, NY, USA: Springer Press; 2014.

Wang Z, Chan P, and Wang J. Chapter 13: The Preventative Effect of Traditional Chinese Medicinal Herbs on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. In: Adams JD and Lien EJ, eds. Traditional Chinese Medicine Scientific Basis for Its Use. London, UK: RSC Publishing; 2013.