Tam Phan, PharmD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy (Clinician-Educator) at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy. Dr. Phan is a community-based and ambulatory care clinician who currently practices at the Los Angeles LGBT Center to deliver specialized patient-centered care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, and people living with HIV. He is also involved in teaching various classes and curriculum development of the USC School of Pharmacy Undergraduate Programs including the Pharmacology and Drug Development major and minor in Science and Management of Biomedical Therapeutics.
He completed postgraduate residency training in community pharmacy practice at the USC School of Pharmacy, where he also received a teaching certificate and his Doctor of Pharmacy. His residency training included providing clinical pharmacy services in the outpatient setting and an extended experience in HIV care at LAC+USC Maternal Child and Adolescent Adult clinic. His practice interests include: primary care, HIV/AIDS care, LGBTQ+ care, comprehensive medication management (CMM), community-based pharmacy practice and operations, integrative medicine, travel health, immunizations, community health, and disease screening, management, and prevention.
Dr. Phan currently serves as the Administrative Chair for Rx Pride, an LGBTQ+ affinity group, Vice-President of Phi Delta Chi Omicron Alumni Association, and Co-Chair of the Dell Scholars Alumni Network as a part of the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.
Areas of Expertise (10)
Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM)
HIV / AIDS Care
Community-based Pharmacy Practice and Operations
UC Irvine: BS, Biology 2014
University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy: PharmD, Pharmacy 2018
University of Sussex: Study abroad UC EAP, Physics 2012
- Rx Pride : Faculty Advisor
- Phi Delta Chi Omicron Alumni Association : Vice-President
- Dell Scholars Alumni Network : Co-Chair
Selected Media Appearances (4)
USC pharmacy students show compassion to the underserved in Romania
Tam Phan, a third-year pharmacy student, described one of his patients as a “warrior.” She has four children, including an infant, he said, “and her family has no access to basic resources — let alone medical care. She told me all the money her family makes goes to the children because she puts them as first priority.” Phan added that the woman prays each day that her children will have better lives than she’s had. She welcomed the student caregivers into her home — one of a number of Romanians who did so...
USC Engemann’s message to students: Get your flu shot
USC Annenberg Media
Dr. Tam Phan, a resident pharmacist at the USC Pharmacy, said he has seen more students getting their flu shots than last year at this time. Whenever he works at the student clinic there are long lines of students waiting to get their vaccination, he said. "We do hope to promote more people getting their flu shots due to the fact that there's still a lot of stigma behind the flu shot," he said.
Pharmacy Basketball Tournament Nets $30,000 for Global Initiatives
“It was truly an exciting day to bond, network, and have genuine fun,” says pharmacy student Tam Phan, who participated in the 2016 Romania clinical service trip. “Being involved in planning this fundraiser really showed me that great accomplishments can be made with synergistic teamwork and a genuine objective.”
USC Pharmacy’s Healthy Heart Awareness Fair Attracts Health-Minded Trojans
“These health fairs are great opportunities for our students to take what they learn in classrooms and apply them in real life,” Phan said.