Directors, Clinical Pharmacology Training Programs in the United States

(Webpage: Last update: July 2020)  

Addison Taylor, MD, PhD
Faculty - Division Chief 
Div of Hypertension & Clinical Pharmacology 
Baylor Coll of Medicine 
One Baylor Plaza, BCM 620
Houston, Texas 77030 
Telephone: (713) 798-4138 
Fax: (713) 798-8039 

Susan Abdel-Rahman, PharmD
Director, Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship 
Childrens Mercy Hosp & Clinics
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108
Telephone: (816) 855-1759


John N. van den Anker, MD, PhD
Evan and Cindy Jones Endowed Chair in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology & Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Experimental Therapeutics
Chief, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Children’s National Hospital
111 Michigan Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology & Physiology, and Genomics & Precision Medicine
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Washington, DC


Lionel D. Lewis, MD
Professor of Medicine/Pharmacology & Toxicology 
Medical Director, Dartmouth Clinical Trials Office 
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth & Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Ctr 
Section of Clinical Pharmacology, Dept of Medicine
One Medical Center Drive    
Lebanon, NH 03756
Telephone: (603) 650-7811/8685 
Fax: (603) 650-6841 

Zeruesenay Desta, PhD
Interim Division Chief
Div of Clinical Pharmacology
Indiana Univ School of Medicine
950 West Walnut Street, Room 402
Research Institute II (R2)
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Telephone: (317) 274-2810
Fax: (317) 630-8185

Craig Hendrix, MD 
Wellcome Professor and Director, Div of Clinical Pharmacology 
Johns Hopkins Univ School of Medicine
600 N Wolfe St, Osler 527
Baltimore, MD 21287-5554
Telephone: (410) 955-9707 

Kurt Varner, PhD 
Lederle Laboratories/David R. Bethune Professor of Pharmacology 
Head, Dept of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics 
Louisiana State Univ Health Sciences Ctr 
1901 Perdido St 
New Orleans, LA 70112 
Telephone: (504) 568-4742 
Fax: (504) 568-2361 

Dave Kisor, BS, PharmD, FCP
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Director of Pharmacogenomics Education in Pharmacy Programs
Manchester Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics (GC in PGx)
Manchester Univ
10627 Diebold Road
Fort Wayne IN, 46845
Telephone: (260) 470-2747


Liewei Wang MD, PhD
Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 
Mayo Clinic Rochester
200 First St, SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Telephone: (507) 284-5264

Fax: (507) 284-9111 

Jomy George, PharmD, BCPS, AQ-ID
Fellowship Director
National Inst of Health
Clinical Pharmacokinetics Research Unit (CPRU)
Clinical Ctr Pharmacy Dept
10 Center Dr, Bldg 10, 1C230G
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 496-0967

Mitch A. Phelps, PhD
Biological Chemistry & Pharmacology
Interim Associate Director, Center For PharmacoGenomics & Director, Fellowship Training in Clinical Pharmacology & PharmacoGenomics
Ohio State Univ Medical Ctr Coll of Medicine
5086/5084 Graves Hall, 333 West Tenth Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
Telephone: (614) 292-8438

Walter K. Kraft, MD 
Professor of Pharmacology, Medicine & Surgery
Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Thomas Jefferson Univ / Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
132 South Tenth Street, 1170 Main Building 
Philadelphia, PA 19107 
Telephone: (215) 955-9077
Fax: (215) 955-5681

David J. Greenblatt, MD
Louis Lasagna Endowed Professor
MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development 
Tufts Univ School of Medicine 
136 Harrison Ave 
Boston, MA 02111 
Telephone: (617) 636-6997 
Fax: (617) 636-0445

Irwin Lucki, PhD
Professor & Chair, Pharmacology & Molecular Therapeutics
Dept of Pharmacology & Molecular Therapeutics
Uniformed Svcs Univ of the Health Sciences & Walter Reed Army Inst of Research
4301 Jones Bridge Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814-4799
Telephone: (301) 295-3248
Fax: (301) 295-3220

Edward P. Acosta, PharmD
Professor; Director, Div of Clinical Pharmacology
Dept of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Univ of Alabama Birmingham   
Volker Hall, 140
1720 2nd Ave E
Birmingham, AL 35294
Telephone: (205) 934-2655
Jeremiah Momper, PharmD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
UC San Diego & Pfizer Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology-Oncology
Univ of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0657
La Jolla, CA 92093
Telephone: (858) 822-0913

Esteban G. Buchard, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences and Medicine
Director, Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship Program
Univ of California San Francisco Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine
Rock Hall, Mission Bay
1550 4th Street, RH-584C
San Francisco, CA 94158
Telephone: (415) 514-9677 
Fax: (415) 514-4365

M. Eileen Dolan, PhD 
Professor of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology
Chair, Committee on Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics
Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics Training Program
Univ of Chicago
900 E. 57th Street, KCBD Box 11
Chicago, IL 60637
Office Telephone:  (773) 702-4441
Committee Telephone: (773) 702-9699
Committee Fax: (773) 702-9698

Alexander A. Vinks, PharmD, PhD, FCP
Cincinnati Children’s Research Fdtn Endowed Chair 
Professor, Pediatrics & Pharmacology 
Univ of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Director, Div of Clinical Pharmacology 
Scientific Director, Pharmacy Research in Patient Svcs 
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Ctr 
3333 Burnet Ave, MLC 6018 
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3026 
Telephone: (513) 636-0159
Fax: (513) 636-0168

Andrew Thorburn, DPhil
Chairman, Dept of Pharmacology
Dept of Pharmacology
Univ of Colorado, Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus 
Mail Stop 8303, RC1-South 
12801 E 17th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Telephone: (303) 724-3290
Fax: 303-724-3663

Peter Anderson, PharmD & Jennifer Kiser, PharmD, PhD
Professor & Associate Professor
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
12850 E Montview Blvd
Aurora, CO  80045
Telephone:  (303) 724-6131
Email: & 

Patrick Moriarty, MD, FACC, FACP 

Director, Clinical Pharmacology
Univ of Kansas Medical Ctr 
3901 Rainbow Blvd 
Kansas City, KS 66160 
Telephone: (913) 588-6057 
Fax: (913) 588-4074 

Richard Preston, MD, MSPH, MBA
Professor, Medicine & Chief, Div of Clinical Pharmacology 
Univ of Miami Miller School of Medicine
1500 NW 12th Ave D7-3, 15th Fl W 
Miami, FL 33136 
Telephone: (305) 243-5930 

Angela Birnbaum, PhD, FAES
Director of Graduate Studies & Professor, Dept of Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology (ECP)
L'Aurelle Johnson, PhD
Associate Director of Graduate Studies & Assistant Professor, Dept of Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology (ECP)
Univ of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
7-115 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Telephone: (612) 625-2160
Fax: (612) 625-3927
Graduate Program Website:

Kim L. R. Brouwer, PharmD, PhD
Program Co-Director & Mentor
UNC-Duke Collaborative Clinical Pharmacology Postdoctoral Training Program
Pharmacotherapy & Experimental Therapeutics
Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
100 L Beard Hall
CB# 7569
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7569
Telephone: (919) 962-7030

E. John Wherry, PhD 
Chair, Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics
Univ of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine 
829 Biomedical Research Building II/III
421 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6160
Telephone: (215) 898-7819
Fax: (215) 573-6804

Robert Ward, MD, FAAP, FCP
Interim Division Chief, Div of Clinical Pharmacology, Dept of Pediatrics
Univ of Utah School of Medicine
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Telephone: (801) 585-7587

Bjorn C. Knollmann, M.D., Ph.D. 
William Stokes Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology 
Fellowship Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Director, Vanderbilt Center for Arrhythmia Research and Therapeutics (VanCART)
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 
Medical Research Building IV, Rm. 1265
2215B Garland Ave
Nashville, TN 37232-0575 
Office: (615) 343-2214 Fax: (615)343-0434