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Pharmacy Nurse Practitioner

San Diego, California, United States
May 21, 2018

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Benjamin Robert Dishman

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San Diego, Ca 92119


Education and Training

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1982-1983 Completion of an American Society of Hospital Pharmacy accredited residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. This residency emphasized skills in clinical pharmacy and clinical toxicology.

1980- 1982 Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California.

1976- 1978 Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Oklahoma.

1971-1976 Undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona and California State University Northridge

Areas of extended training and interest

Psychopharmacology, adult and geriatric medicine, drug information poison control and computer applications.


1983-1985 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy for the

University of California at San Francisco.

1985- Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor University of the Pacific

1987- Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice for the

University of Southern California

1994-97 Clinical Instructor University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine.

1997- present

Assistant Clinical Professor University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine

For 6 years taught a portion of the pharmacology coarse for Both UCSD and SDSU nursing programs for Nurse Midwife and Nurse Practitioner.


2015-present Per Diem pharmacist for UCSD outpatient clinics working for

Rx- Relief corp.

1990- 2015 Clinical Specialist at the Veterans Hospital San Diego, California. Duties include both ambulatory and inpatient pharmacy practice. In addition, I provided clinical consultation to psychiatry residents, medical, pharmacy and nursing student and attending Psychiatrist. Lectures to first year Psychiatry residents and 3rd year pharmacy students. Utilizing clinical privileges granted by the department of psychiatry act as psychiatry care provider conduct medication clinics for outpatient psychiatry. Actively involved in multiple clinical trials (see below). Active in education programs for the University of California at San Diego. the University of the Pacific and the University of Southern California.

1988-1989 Clinical Pharmacist and Medicine Section Supervisor for Pharmacy at the VA Medical Center San Diego, California. Duties included clinical consultation service for all medical staff including attending, residents and medical students. Preceptor for pharmacy students and residents from the University of Southern California and the University of the Pacific. .Supervisor for staff of 11 pharmacist and technicians working on the 3rd floor Medicine service. During that time I was also responsible for the implementation and design of a Home IV Service for the Veterans Hospital.

1987-1988 Psychiatry Section Supervisor, at the VA Medical Center San Diego. My duties included the design and implementation of an outpatient psychiatry clinic in which pharmacist were granted clinical privileges. Set up a pharmacy satellite to concentrate on geriatric psychiatry Developed policy and procedure for clinics, rounded weekly with psychiatry staff. Member of interdisciplinary committees throughout the hospital.

1985-1987 Clinical pharmacist, at the VA Medical Center San Diego. Duties included in-service education to student (pharmacy, nursing and medical), writing of policy and procedure and a variety of clinical practice experiences.

1983-1985 Pharmacy manager, and clinical pharmacist for Shield Healthcare Center in Berkeley California. Provided a full range of services

to patients in a home setting( pain control, hyperalimentation, and drug information services).

1983-1985 Clinical consultant to Alameda County and Oakland Visiting Nurse Hospice agency.

Memberships Past and Present

Founding Member College of Psychiatric and Neurologic


American College of Clinical Pharmacists

American Society of Hospital Pharmacists

American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

President of North County Professional Chapter City of Hope

Professional Committee duties past and present

Past chair of the programming committee for College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacy (CPNP)

Past member of programming committee CPNP

Past member of BCPP review coarse committee for CPNP

Member of research committee CPNP

Publications and Major Presentations

Dishman B.R., Endow R, Understanding the Treatment Options in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder CJHP July/Aug 2008

Dishman, B.R., Weber,C. Simplified SSRI Drug Interaction Reference Charts

US Pharmacist, Oct 1998

Dishman, B.R., Kodsi, A. Clinical outcome of a switch from Timed-Released to standard release lithium Hospital pharmacy (31), number 10 1264-1268

Dishman, B.R, Ellenor, G.E. Pharmacist Role in a Clozaril therapy at a Veterans Affairs medical center Am J Hosp Pharm Apr 1 1994

Ellenor, G.E., Dishman, B.R, Pharmaceutical Care Role Model in Psychiatry- Pharmacist Prescribing., Hosp Pharm (30)5; 371-***-****

Lacro JP, Kodsi A, Dishman B., Ellenor G: Primary care role of psychopharmacists in an ambulatory care setting. California Journal of Health-System Pharmacists 17:9-10, 1995

Kodsi AB, Ellenor G, Lacro JP and Dishman BR: Clinical impact of pharmacists in the ambulatory care setting of psychiatry. Platform presentation at the Western States conference for Pharmacy Residents, Fellows, and preceptors. Monterey, CA. May, 1994

Dishman, B.R., Kodsi, A. Clinical outcome of a switch from Timed-Released to standard release lithium, ASHP Midyear presentation 1994

Dishman, B.R., Ellenor, G.E., Pharmacist Role in Research . ASHP Midyear presentation 1992

Dishman, B.R., Ellenor, G.E, Pharmacists as a Primary Care Provider, ASHP Midyear presentation 1993

Dishman, B.R., Adolescent Paraphilia, Case Presentation, ASHP Midyear 1994

Dishman, B.R et al Interdisciplinary approach to psychopharmacologic treatment algorithm development, ASHP poster presentation 1995

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