Carolyn Ma named interim dean of UH Hilo pharmacy college

Ma joined the college in 2007 as the clinical education coordinator, and in 2009 became chair for pharmacy practice.

Carolyn Ma
Carolyn Ma

University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney today announced the appointment of Carolyn Ma as interim dean of the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy effective August 21, 2015.

Ma joined the college in 2007 as the clinical education coordinator, and in 2009 became chair for pharmacy practice. She is currently in charge of operations, faculty and residents for the college on O‘ahu, Maui and Kaua‘i. She previously served as a pharmacy management consultant for various hospitals, including Stanford Hospitals and Clinics.

“Carolyn has played a key role in the growth and development of the college,” Straney says. “That experience, combined with her extensive background in clinical and pharmaceutical administration, will help ensure continuity as we search for a permanent dean.”

Ma received her doctor of pharmacy from the University of California at San Francisco. She completed a clinical pharmacy residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and an oncology pharmacy specialty residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She practiced as a board certified oncology pharmacist at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu and went on to serve as vice president for clinical program development for AmMed International in Hong Kong.

-Media release