Cathi Dennehy, PharmD


Cathi Dennehy is a clinical pharmacist at the UCSF Anticoagulation Clinic. She also serves as director of post-graduate year one pharmacy resident students. Denney has a special interest in herbal, botanical and dietary supplements, complementary and alternative medicine, women's health, menopause and anticoagulation.

Dennehy earned a doctor of pharmacy at UCSF. Subsequently, she completed a residency in pharmacy practice and pharmacy administration at UCSF. She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the California Society of Health System Pharmacists, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and American Colleges of Clinical Pharmacy. Dennehy received the UCSF Dean's Apple Award for teaching excellence five years in a row, from 2008 to 2013. She is a clinical professor of clinical pharmacy at UCSF.


Anticoagulation Clinic
350 Parnassus Ave., Fourth Floor, Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94143-0325
Phone: (415) 353-2143
Fax: (415) 353-2890

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hsu O, Tsourounis C, Chan LL, Dennehy C. Chinese Herb Use by Patients at a San Francisco Chinatown Public Health Center. J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Sep; 22(9):751-6.
  2. Dennehy C. Omega-3 fatty acids and ginger in maternal health: pharmacology, efficacy, and safety. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2011 Nov-Dec; 56(6):584-90.
  3. Meeker E, Dennehy CE, Weber EJ, Kayser SR. Emergency department management of patients on warfarin therapy. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Aug; 58(2):192-9.
  4. Dennehy C, Tsourounis C, Bui L, King TL. The use of herbs by california midwives. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2010 Nov-Dec; 39(6):684-93.
  5. Dennehy C, Tsourounis C. A review of select vitamins and minerals used by postmenopausal women. Maturitas. 2010 Aug; 66(4):370-80.
  6. Dennehy C. Comment: Community identification of natural health product-drug interactions. Ann Pharmacother. 2007 Dec; 41(12):2073; author reply 2073.
  7. Ly CD, Dennehy CE. Emergency department management of pediatric asthma at a university teaching hospital. Ann Pharmacother. 2007 Oct; 41(10):1625-31.
  8. Dennehy CE. The use of herbs and dietary supplements in gynecology: an evidence-based review. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2006 Nov-Dec; 51(6):402-9.
  9. Tam JW, Dennehy CE, Ko R, Tsourounis C. Analysis of ephedra-free labeled dietary supplements sold in the San Francisco Bay area in 2003. J Herb Pharmacother. 2006; 6(2):1-19.
  10. Dennehy CE, Tsourounis C, Miller AE. Evaluation of herbal dietary supplements marketed on the internet for recreational use. Ann Pharmacother. 2005 Oct; 39(10):1634-9.
  11. Dennehy CE, Tsourounis C, Horn AJ. Dietary supplement-related adverse events reported to the California Poison Control System. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2005 Jul 15; 62(14):1476-82.
  12. Cheng J, Lee P, Li J, Dennehy CE, Tsourounis C. Use of Chinese herbal products in Oakland and San Francisco Chinatowns. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2004 Apr 01; 61(7):688-94.
  13. Basch E, Ulbricht C, Harrison M, Sollars D, Smith M, Dennehy C, Szapary P. Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.):a clinical decision support tool. J Herb Pharmacother. 2003; 3(2):69-90.
  14. Halat KM, Dennehy CE. Botanicals and dietary supplements in diabetic peripheral neuropathy. J Am Board Fam Pract. 2003 Jan-Feb; 16(1):47-57.
  15. Jacobs BP, Dennehy C, Ramirez G, Sapp J, Lawrence VA. Milk thistle for the treatment of liver disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Med. 2002 Oct 15; 113(6):506-15.
  16. Yang S, Dennehy CE, Tsourounis C. Characterizing adverse events reported to the California Poison Control System on herbal remedies and dietary supplements: a pilot study. J Herb Pharmacother. 2002; 2(3):1-11.
  17. Kam IW, Dennehy CE, Tsourounis C. Dietary supplement use among menopausal women attending a San Francisco health conference. Menopause. 2002 Jan-Feb; 9(1):72-8.
  18. Tiffany N, Boon H, Ulbricht C, Basch E, Bent S, Barrette EP, Smith M, Sollars D, Dennehy CE, Szapary P. Horse chestnut:a multidisciplinary clinical review. J Herb Pharmacother. 2002; 2(1):71-85.
  19. Dennehy C. Botanicals in cardiovascular health. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2001 Dec; 44(4):814-23.
  20. Tsui B, Dennehy CE, Tsourounis C. A survey of dietary supplement use during pregnancy at an academic medical center. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2001 Aug; 185(2):433-7.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.