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Brian MaPharmD, BCPS

Brian MaPharmD, BCPS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Co-Director of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) Programs

Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Brian Ma, PharmD, BCPS received his PharmD from the University of California, San Francisco and completed his post-graduate residency training, with emphasis in ambulatory care, at the University of Southern California Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is an assistant professor of clinical pharmacy, co-director of the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) Programs at USC Mann, and a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. He also serves as the interim director of Interprofessional Education for the school.  

Dr. Ma’s current practice site is in the acute care internal medicine setting at the LAC+USC Medical Center, where he provides clinical pharmacy services for hospitalized patients of the Los Angeles County and community. At LAC+USC Medical Center, Dr. Ma led the development of an inpatient internal medicine training site for pharmacy residents and student pharmacists of the USC Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, where he continues to serve as a preceptor for learners. Dr. Ma’s training and experience in the ambulatory care setting enables him to oversee the entire care spectrum of a patient’s pharmaceutical care. He lectures general medicine and endocrinology therapeutics topics in the PharmD didactic curriculum, and is a lecturer for other courses in the PharmD and MS curricula. He has also lectured for the Keck School of Medicine of USC and participates as a faculty facilitator in a course at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. 

Before his faculty appointment, Dr. Ma received the 2022 USC Phi Lambda Sigma Kathleen Johnson Emerging New Practitioner Award and the 2021–2022 USC Mann School of Pharmacy Best IPPE Preceptor Award. He was also recognized as the USC Mann School Resident of the Year in 2020. At the University of California, San Francisco, he was a nominee for the Bowl of Hygeia award. His current research and practice interests include internal medicine, clinical pharmacy, ambulatory care, interprofessional education, and evidence based pharmaceutical education in the didactic and experiential setting.

Areas of Expertise

  • Internal Medicine
  • Acute Care
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Experiential Education
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Clinical Pharmacy