Charles Daniels


Charles E. Daniels, R.Ph., Ph.D., FASHP, is Pharmacist-In-Chief for UCSD Health where he oversees pharmacy services for inpatient and ambulatory care across the system.  He is also Associate Dean, and Clinical Professor in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego.

From 1995-2004, Dr. Daniels was Chief, Pharmacy Department, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland.  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.  At the same time he was also Faculty in the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, where he was Director of Graduate Studies in Hospital Pharmacy.  

He received a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Arizona, and completed a hospital pharmacy residency at NIH.  He earned a PhD in Social and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Daniels is dedicated to pharmacist residency training, a part of his professional commitment throughout his career.  He served as Chair of the ASHP Commission on Credentialing and continues to serve as a residency accreditation team peer surveyor.  Through his career he has precepted over 150 graduate students and residents.

He 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-Use Safety.   

Dr. Daniels was honored as a Fellow of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists 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.  In 1999 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 in health-system pharmacy.
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