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Doreen Pon, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration

College of Pharmacy

E-Mail: dpon@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-5457


BA Biochemistry 1986 University of California, Berkeley

PharmD 1990 University of California, San Francisco

Education Experience


Oncology 1992 National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland


Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP), Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties

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

Work Site

City of Hope National Medical Center 1500 East Duarte Road Duarte, California 91010

Clinical Experience Rotation: Students will work with the supportive care medicine consult service and assist with the management of patients with cancer and/or cancer therapy-related symptoms. A multidisciplinary approach towards patient care will provide the student with the opportunity to interact with patients, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care personnel.

Research Experience Rotation: Students will gain clinical research experience by designing retrospective research study protocols, collecting and analyzing data, preparing original research or literature review manuscripts for publication, and peer-reviewing abstracts and publications.

Research Grant

Principal Investigator, “Making Rx Drug Abuse Extinct”, American Medical Association Foundation Healthy Living Grant, 2015

Prinicipal Investigator, “Be Smart – Be Safe in the Sun”, California Dialogue on Cancer/Public Health Initiative, 2012


Kieu V, Jhangiani K, Dadwal S, Nakamura R, Pon D. “Effect of Isavuconazole on Tacrolimus and Sirolimus Serum Concentrations in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients: A Drug-Drug Interaction Study. Transpl Infect Dis2018 Oct 8:e13007. doi: 10.1111/tid.13007.

Davies M, Pon D, Garavalia LS. “Improving Pharmacy Calculations Using an Instructional Design Model.” Am J Pharm Educ 2018;82:144-51.

Pon D, Awuah K, Curi D, Okyere E, Stern CS. “Combating an Epidemic of Prescription Opioid Abuse.” California Pharmacist 2016;63:23-31.

Pon D, Hwang J, Lo T, Van Zyl C. “Decreased Responsiveness to Oxycodone: A Case of a Pharmacokinetic Drug Interaction?” J Opioid Manag 2015;11(4):357-361. DOI: 10.5055/jom.2015.0284.

Cho E, Chan H, Nguyen H, Shayani S, Nakamura R, Pon D. “Management of Drug Interaction between Posaconazole and Sirolimus in Patients Who Undergo Hemaatopoietic Stem Cell Transplant.” Pharmacotherapy 2015;35:578-85.

Pon D, Abe A, Gupta E. “A Review of Statin Use and Prostate Cancer.” Curr Atheroscler Rep 2015;17:474.