Marina Suzuki, PharmD, PhD, BCPS, BCACP

Assistant Professor
UC Box 
Creighton Hall 456
Areas I Teach 

Block Coordinator

PHRM 648 | Gastrointestinal

PHRM 697 | Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 3: Health System


PHRM 585 | Pharmacokinetics

PHRM 690 | Pharmacy Practice III

PHRM 692 | Pharmacy Practice IV

PHRM 766 | Pharmacogenomics

Education & Training

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Florida

Doctor of Pharmacy, Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University

Bachelor of Science in General Science, Oregon State University

Certification in Ambulatory Care, Board of Pharmacy Specialties

Certification in Pharmacotherapy, Board of Pharmacy Specialties 

Practice Site

Kaiser Permanente Clinical Pharmacy Services in Portland

Areas of Research & Specialization

Interest areas include hepatology, gastrointestinal disorders, metabolic disorders, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics, and active learning techniques.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Kawaguchi-Suzuki M, Bril F, Kalavalapalli S, Cusi K, Frye RF. Concentration-dependent response to pioglitazone in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2017;46(1):56-61.

Maxwell WD, Ramsey LB, Johnson SG, Moore KG, Shtutman M, Schoonover JH, Kawaguchi-Suzuki M. Impact of Pharmacogenetics on Efficacy and Safety of Statin Therapy for Dyslipidemia. Pharmacotherapy 2017;37(9):1172-1190.

Kawaguchi-Suzuki M, Nasiri-Kenari N, Shuster J, Gmitter F, Cancalon P, Oliveria F, Kight J, Handberg E, Pepine C, Frye RF, Cooper-DeHoff RM. Effect of Low Furanocoumarin Hybrid Grapefruit Juice Consumption on Midazolam Pharmacokinetics. J Clin Pharmacol 2017;57(3):305-311.

Kawaguchi-Suzuki M, Bril F, Sanchez PP, Cusi K, Frye RF. A validated liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry method for simultaneous determination of pioglitazone, hydroxypioglitazone, and ketopioglitazone in human plasma and its application to a clinical study. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci 2014;969:219-223.

Kawaguchi-Suzuki M, Frye RF. The Role of Pharmacogenetics in the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection. Pharmacotherapy 2014;34(2):185-201.

Kawaguchi-Suzuki M, Frye RF, Zhu H, Brinda BJ, Chavin KD, Bernstein HJ, Markowitz, JS. The effects of Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) on human cytochrome P450 activity. Drug Metabolism and Disposition 2014;42(10):1611-6.

Kawaguchi-Suzuki M, Frye RF. Current Clinical Evidence on Pioglitazone Pharmacogenomics. Front Pharmacol 2013;4(147):1-12.

McDonough CW, Gillis NK, Alsultan A, Chang SW, Kawaguchi-Suzuki M, Lang JE, Shahin MH, Buford TW, El Rouby NM, Sá AC, Langaee TY, Gums JG, Chapman AB, Cooper-Dehoff RM, Turner ST, Gong Y, Johnson JA. Atenolol Induced HDL-C Change in the Pharmacogenomic Evaluation of Antihypertensive Responses (PEAR) Study. PLoS One 2013;8(10):e76984.

Book Chapter

Kawaguchi-Suzuki M, Nelson D, Frye RF. Pharmacogenetics of Hepatitis C Treatment. In: Johnson JA, Ellingrod VL, Kroetz DL, and Kuo GM. Pharmacogenomics: Applications to Patient Care. Third Ed. Lenexa: American College of Clinical Pharmacy; 2015:216-232.

Selected Presentations

July 2016 | A Longitudinal Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Series to Help APPE Students Review Didactic and Curricular Content, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Special Session Speaker, Anaheim, CA

July 2015 | Pharmacy Education in the United States and Pharmacogenomic Research, The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, Invited Seminar at Tokai Branch, Gifu City, Japan

July 2015 | Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenomics, Japanese Society of Drug Safety, Invited Presentation at 2015 Meeting, Fukuyama, Japan

Oct 2014 | Current and Emerging Therapies in Hepatitis C and the Role of Specialty Healthcare Professionals, National Association for Specialty Pharmacy, Invited Presentation at 2014 Meeting and Expo, Orlando, FL

Aug 2014 | Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Primer for Specialty Pharmacists, Specialty Pharma Education Center, Invited Online Presentation

Honors & Awards

2014 | American College of Clinical Pharmacy Gastrointestinal/ Liver/ Nutrition Practice and Research Networks Travel Award

2014 | American College of Clinical Pharmacy Travel Award

2014 | Association for Academic Women Emerging Scholar Award

2013 | Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Love of Learning Award