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B. Joseph Guglielmo

PharmD, Resident Alum
B. Joseph Guglielmo is a pharmacist, clinical scientist, teacher, and international expert in the evidence-based use of antimicrobials to treat infections. He has served as interim dean, then dean, of the UCSF School of Pharmacy since 2012 and is the recipient of the Troy C. Daniels Distinguished Professorship in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He leads a faculty of 100, across three departments, whose mission is to improve the health of people everywhere through leading therapeutics-related research, education, patient care, and public and professional service.

Guglielmo is widely known as an advocate for therapeutics-related research, from basic science to health policy research. In 2017, for the 38th consecutive year, the School received more research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) than any pharmacy school in the nation.
He has chaired the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, taught doctor of pharmacy students, pharmacy residents and fellows, medical students and residents, and infectious diseases fellows for decades, and has mentored infectious diseases specialty pharmacist residents and fellows. He has also mentored a number of international scholars, including Fogarty fellows. He is the recipient of many teaching awards, including the UCSF Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award, Resident Preceptor of the Year Awards, UCSF School of Pharmacy Long Teaching Awards, and the Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award.

Guglielmo is the long-term editor of Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs and the Handbook of Applied Therapeutics. He lectures worldwide on the safe, effective use of antimicrobials and other medications. Guglielmo earned a PharmD degree from the University of Southern California and completed a pharmacy practice residency at UCSF before joining the UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty.