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Cathi Dennehy


Finding joy in relationships and the great outdoors

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Cathi Dennehy is a pharmacist who helps patients taking anticoagulants (blood thinners) monitor their health status and manage their medications. She is also part of the UCSF Care Transitions Outreach Program, in which pharmacists resolve medication-related issues for patients who were recently discharged from the hospital.

Dennehy has particular expertise in herbal medicine and dietary supplements, as well as in women's health. She has focused her research endeavors on these interests.

In addition to patient care and research, Dennehy helps shape the UCSF School of Pharmacy's curriculum by coordinating and delivering content in the doctor of pharmacy program. From 2001 to 2017, she was the director of the Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) residency training program for pharmacists. She has received the UCSF dean's office award for teaching excellence on eight occasions between 2008 and 2018.

Dennehy earned her doctor of pharmacy degree at UCSF. She then completed a one-year residency in pharmacy practice followed by a one-year specialty residency in pharmacy administration at UCSF.

Dennehy 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 College of Clinical Pharmacy.

  • Education

    UCSF, PharmD, 1993

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Pharmacy Practice, 1994

    UCSF, Hospital Administration, 1995

  • Academic Title


My decision making is strongly driven by placing the patient first and delivering evidence-based medicine in an understandable way.

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