Patrick Tabon joined the faculty at the USC School of Pharmacy in August 2017 as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy. Dr. Tabon's clinical practice sites include USC Medical Plaza Pharmacy and Keck Medical Center of USC. He also works with the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Project (GWEP) as a geriatric clinical pharmacist. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Washington State University (WSU) in 2012. Upon graduation he completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA. He holds board certification in pharmacotherapy (BCPS), geriatric pharmacy (BCGP), and ambulatory care pharmacy (BCACP), as well as being a licensed Advanced Practice Pharmacist (APh) in California.
Dr. Tabon has clinical pharmacy experience in a variety of settings including community, acute care, and managed care practice settings. He has worked as a heart failure disease manager and with geriatric patients in Orange County prior to his faculty appointment. He has added experience in specialty medication reviews, population health analytics, and pharmacy leadership. He is an active member in the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) and continues to be involved with student leadership development and mentorship. He graduated from CPHA's Leader Development Institute in 2017 and continues to serve as a Learning Coordinator for the organization. He was a 2016 OptumCare National Superhero Award recipient for his work in developing new models of care utilizing technology and pharmacist based services.
Dr. Tabon's research interests include pharmacy services to improve outcomes and patient safety during transitions in care, expanding community based clinical services and health screenings, developing student pharmacists' leadership skills, and understanding the role population health analytics to identify high risk patient populations for hospital admissions.
Areas of Expertise (5)
Transitions of Care
Community-Based Pharmacist Practitioner
Washington State University: Pharm.D., Pharmacy 2012
University of Hawaii at Manoa: B.A., Biology 2008
Selected Media Appearances (1)
Meet Dr. Tabon
Washington State University
There is another unique aspect of Tabon’s work, and that is his use of technology to provide care. “All of my patient interactions and relationships with patients have been over the phone. It is the most efficient way to connect with more patients,” he says. He works with patients after they have been discharged from the hospital. Tabon works with them, so they are empowered to play an active role in their treatment and recovery. His focus is to keep his patients at home recovering safely and returning to their quality of life as swiftly as possible.
Selected Articles (1)
Changing transplant recipient education and inpatient transplant pharmacy practices: a single-center perspectiveAmerican Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Maldonado AQ, Weeks DL, Bitterman AN, McCleary JA, Seiger TC, Carson RW, Tabon PK, Goroski AL, Ojogho ON
2013 Pharmacists' contributions to improved inpatient medication practices and educational services for kidney transplant recipients at a community hospital were evaluated.