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Mary Anne Kimble, PharmD

TitleProfessor Emeritus
SchoolUCSF School of Pharmacy
DepartmentDean's Office
Address521 Parnassus Ave, Clinic Sci
San Francisco CA 94143
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    University of California, San FranciscoPharm.D.1969 Pharmacy

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    Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD, has served as dean of the School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco since 1998. She brings to the position a history of leadership in PharmD education and practice; staunch support for PhD science education and research; commitment to collaboration among disciplines; and advocacy for innovation across the academic landscape. Her career has been shaped by her experiences as an Asian-American woman; the daughter of California rice farmers; a University of California alumna; a teacher; and a patient care provider.

    As an undergraduate, she attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Before earning a degree, she was accepted to the doctor of pharmacy program at UCSF and graduated with a PharmD in 1969. In 1970, she joined the UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty. She taught pharmacy students, nurses, and physicians. She practiced initially in the UCSF Medical Center’s pharmaceutical operations and subsequently in the surgery satellite, on the medicine service, and in the diabetes clinic.

    She quickly assumed increasing administrative and leadership responsibilities in the School—first as vice chair of the division of clinical pharmacy and associate dean for student affairs, and then as chair of the department of clinical pharmacy. She held the latter position until she was named dean.

    Dr. Koda-Kimble was part of the movement, begun in the 1960s at UCSF, to train pharmacists as drug therapy specialists and not simply drug dispensers. As a result, pharmacists began to work side-by-side with physicians and nurses to provide direct care to patients and consultation to patients' families. Pharmacists became active, clinical members of the health care team.

    Dr. Koda-Kimble was one of the founding co-editors of the textbook, Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs. This was the first clinical pharmacy textbook to be based on patient case histories. She has continued as a co-editor since the textbook was first printed in 1978. It is now in its 9th edition has been translated into many languages, and is widely used in the United States and internationally. Dr. Koda-Kimble is also the author of many scholarly publications.

    She is one of just a few pharmacists elected to the Institute of Medicine. She is a past president of the United States Pharmacopoeia Board of Trustees and a past president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. She has served on the California State Board of Pharmacy, the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee, and the Board of Directors of the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education.

    Among her many awards, Dr. Koda-Kimble was designated a Founding Member and Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academy of Practice in Pharmacy. She is a recipient of the 2007 Paul F. Parker Medal from the American Colleges of Clinical Pharmacy, which honors distinguished service to the profession. In 2008, she received the Outstanding Dean Award from the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists. In 2010 she received two national awards—the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Remington Honor Medal from the American Pharmacists Association. The latter is the profession's highest honor.


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    1. Koda-Kimble MA. 2010 Remington Lecture. Wild gardener. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2010 Jul-Aug; 50(4):464-7. PMID: 20371438.
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    2. Koda-Kimble MA, Speedie MK. Accreditation: we want standards, not standardization. Pharmacotherapy. 2009 May; 29(5):491-4. PMID: 19397458.
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    3. Figg WD, Chau CH, Okita R, Preusch P, Tracy TS, McLeod H, Reed M, Pieper J, Knoell D, Miller K, Speedie M, Blouin R, Kroboth P, Koda-Kimble MA, Taylor P, Cohen J, Giacomini K. Pharm. D. pathways to biomedical research: the National Institutes of Health special conference on pharmacy research. Pharmacotherapy. 2008 Jul; 28(7):821-33. PMID: 18576897.
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    4. Alldredge BK, Koda-Kimble MA. Count and be counted: preparing future pharmacists to promote a culture of safety. Am J Pharm Educ. 2006 Aug 15; 70(4):92. PMID: 17136211; PMCID: PMC1636986.
    5. Kimble M. The sleeping women. 1975. Ann Pharmacother. 2006 May; 40(5):969. PMID: 16670354.
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    6. Angaran DM, Bonal J, Eide G, Koda-Kimble MA, Lake KD, Leufkens HG. Clinical pharmacy: looking 20 years back... looking 20 years forward. Pharmacotherapy. 2000 Oct; 20(10 Pt 2):235S-242S. PMID: 11034049.
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    7. Koda-Kimble MA. Back to the basic sciences! J Am Pharm Assoc (Wash). 2000 Jan-Feb; 40(1):11-2. PMID: 10665242.
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    8. Kakka R, Koda-Kimble MA. Can insulin therapy delay or prevent insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus? Pharmacotherapy. 1997 Jan-Feb; 17(1):38-44. PMID: 9017764.
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    9. Koda-Kimble MA, Herfindal ET. Impact of specialization on pharmacy education. Am J Hosp Pharm. 1991 Apr; 48(4):700-6. PMID: 2042671.
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    10. White JR, Karam JH, Koda-Kimble MA. Effects of pentoxifylline on proteinuria in normotensive patients with diabetes mellitus. DICP. 1990 Nov; 24(11):1043-5. PMID: 2275224.
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    11. Sauer BL, Koda-Kimble MA. Career activities of women involved in two California pharmacy associations. Am J Hosp Pharm. 1989 Sep; 46(9):1826-8. PMID: 2801720.
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    12. Koda-Kimble MA, Bernstein LR, Herfindal ET, Nguyen L. Practice patterns, attitudes and activities of Caucasian vs. Asian University of California-San Francisco PharmD graduates. Am J Pharm Educ. 1989; 53(3):234-7. PMID: 10296062.
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    13. Sauer BL, Koda-Kimble MA. Preparing women for the profession: a course using structured role-model analysis. Am J Pharm Educ. 1989; 53(3):247-9. PMID: 10296063.
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    14. Herfindal ET, Koda-Kimble MA, Bernstein LR, Shimomura SK, Adler DS. Effect of postgraduate training on the careers of University of California Pharm.D. graduates. Am J Hosp Pharm. 1987 Mar; 44(3):536-43. PMID: 3565411.
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    15. Rotblatt MD, Koda-Kimble MA. Review of drug interference with urine glucose tests. Diabetes Care. 1987 Jan-Feb; 10(1):103-10. PMID: 3552507.
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    16. Koda-Kimble MA, Herfindal ET, Shimomura SK, Adler DS, Bernstein LR. Practice patterns, attitudes, and activities of University of California Pharm.D. graduates. Am J Hosp Pharm. 1985 Nov; 42(11):2463-71. PMID: 4073063.
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    17. Kimble M. The sleeping women. Drug Intell Clin Pharm. 1975 Mar; 9(3):153. PMID: 10236930.
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    18. Kimble M, Elenbaas RM. Congestive heart failure. J Am Pharm Assoc. 1974 Jul; 14(7):362-75. PMID: 4604267.
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    19. Kimble M. Diabetes. J Am Pharm Assoc. 1974 Feb; 14(2):80-9. PMID: 4809731.
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    20. Forni PJ, Kimble M, Spino M, Watanabe AS. Need for clinical pharmacologists. JAMA. 1973 Jun 25; 224(13):1761. PMID: 4740173.
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