Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Pharmacy Practice, The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
University of Hawaii at Hilo, USA
Carolyn Ma received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the U. of California at San Francisco and completed a Clinical Pharmacy Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and an Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Residency at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ma practiced as a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP) at The Queens Medical Center in Honolulu and went on to work as Vice President for Clinical Program Development for AmMed International in Hong Kong, China. Prior to her joining the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawai’i Hilo (DKICP), she was a pharmacy management consultant for various hospitals including Stanford Hospitals and Clinics with expertise in The Joint Commission’s Medication Management Chapter, pharmacy and clinic workflow redesign and organizational development. Dr. Ma is a founding faculty member who joined the UHH DKICP in 2007 as the Clinical Education Coordinator and in 2009 became the Chair for Pharmacy Practice. Her work with various partners outside of the college include serving on the Boards of the Hawaii State Board of Pharmacy, Hawaii Pharmacists Association and the International Interdisciplinary Advisory and Editorial Board (IIAEB), contributing editor for Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health and reviewer for the American Journal of Pharmacy Education. Her most recent awards include the lifetime pharmacy service award Bowl of Hygeia (2011), DKICP Teaching Excellence (2011), NCPA Leadership Award (2014) and Hawaii Pharmacists Association Leadership Award (2014). Dr. Ma is also a certified practitioner and instructor of Healin
Pharmacy education or academia; experiential pharmacy education; Interprofessional or interdisciplinary pharmacy education; Oncology pharmacy practice.