Charles Daniels

Charles E. Daniels, B.S.Pharm, Ph.D., FASHP, is pharmacist-in-chief for UCSD Health where he oversees pharmacy services for inpatient and ambulatory care. He is also associate dean and clinical professor at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Daniels was chief of pharmacy at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland from 1995-2004. He was responsible for pharmacy services, new drug development support services, and pharmacy-based research programs for the intramural clinical research program. Dr. Daniels was a member of the pharmacy management team at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic for 15 years. He was also director of Graduate Studies in Hospital Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Arizona and completed a hospital pharmacy residency at NIH. He earned a Ph.D. in Social and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Daniels has been dedicated to pharmacist residency training throughout his career. He served as chair of the ASHP Commission on Credentialing and continues to serve as a residency accreditation team peer surveyor and member of the International Commission on Residency Training. Dr. Daniels has precepted over 150 graduate students and residents throughout his career.

Additionally, Dr. Daniels has authored or coauthored more than 50 journal articles and book chapters. He and his team were honored in 2000 with a Best-Practices in Health-System Pharmacy Award for Chemotherapy Safety. He and his research team received a Cardinal Health Award Safety Grant in 2008 and was a 2014 finalist for the ASHP Foundation Award for Excellence in Medication Safety.  

Dr. Daniels was honored as an ASHP fellow in 1993. He has presented professional work and advised pharmacists in several international settings. He was elected as correspondant à titre étranger of the Academie Nationale de Pharmacie (France) in 2011. He was recognized by American Druggist magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Pharmacists in 1999. Dr. Daniels was the 2014 John W. Webb Lecture Award recipient for his contributions and leadership.