B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD

Dean, School of Pharmacy

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B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, is dean of the University of California, San Francsico (UCSF) School of Pharmacy while on hiatus as chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, a position he has held since 2006. He also serves as the assistant director of Pharmaceutical Services for the UCSF Medical Center. Guglielmo holds the Thomas A. Oliver Endowed Chair in Clinical Pharmacy and is a former chair of the Committee on Academic Personnel for the Academic Senate from 2003-2005.

Guglielmo earned a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California, and then joined the UCSF School of Pharmacy in 1979 after a UCSF residency in pharmacy practice. He is a nationally recognized expert on the use of drugs to control infection, and his research has been widely published in professional journals.

An advocate for research, Guglielmo has overseen a 44 percent increase in his department’s overall faculty research funding since he took the helm in 2006, including grants from the National Institutes of Health. Guglielmo’s international contributions to antibiotic safety include the UCSF Medical Center Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, which he developed in the 1980s to study and improve the practices governing the use of antimicrobials in hospitals. This evidence-based program was one of the earliest programs of its kind in the United States.

In 2007, Guglielmo created the UCSF Medications Outcome Center to research and continually improve medication management in the UCSF Medical Center and beyond. He also created the HIV Pharmacy Program at the UCSF Medical Center, specifically supporting the Women and Men of Color Clinics. A firm believer in forging relationships among clinical scientists and their colleagues in basic and translational science, he has collaborated with research faculty in all schools at UCSF, and was actively involved in the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at its inception and during its renewal.

Guglielmo practices in the UCSF Medical Center, where he is an infectious diseases pharmacist. He has taught pharmacy and medical students, residents and fellows for decades and is the recipient of many teaching awards, including the UCSF Lifetime Mentorship Award, Resident Preceptor of the Year Awards, UCSF School of Pharmacy Long Teaching Awards, and the Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award.