Ryan Gibbard, PharmD, RPh, BCPS

Interim Assistant Dean of Pharmacy Practice & Associate Professor
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Creighton Hall 461
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Educational History

PharmD--Pacific University School of Pharmacy, 2010
BS, Biological Chemistry--Pacific University, 2003

Practice/Research Interests

Prior to his faculty appointment, Ryan practiced primarily in the hospital setting with experience in critical care, general adult medical/surgical, inpatient/outpatient oncology, and informatics.  He currently maintains a practice site as an acute care pharmacist at Legacy Meridian Park (LMP) Hospital where he also supports IPPE, APPE and PGY-1 residency learners.  He co-chaired the Legacy Pharmacy Resident Research Committee and continues to support residency research at LMP through preceptor development and project proposal review.

His professional interests are focused on continuing professional development and legislative/policy making activities in Oregon. He is active in the Oregon Society of Health-system Pharmacists (OSHP) and recently served as OSHP president and as a representative on the OSPA/OSHP Joint Legislative Committee. He participates on the OSHP Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee, OSHP Practice Advancement Initiative workgroup, and in monthly legislative calls with the American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (ASHP). He is currently an Oregon representative for the ASHP House of Delegates.

Ryan teaches in several courses, covering topics in acute cardiovascular disease, oncology, pharmacy law and regulatory affairs, and biostatistics/study design. His scholarly interests include health humanities, scholarship of teaching and learning, and interprofessional education where he and colleagues from across the College have used improvisational theater as a tool for promoting interprofessional communication.

Ryan is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2014-present) and completed the Research and Scholarship Certificate program through ACCP in 2018 and the Compass Program for Academic Advancement (Academy of Academic Learning) in 2016.  He received OSHP’s “Excellence in Education” and Pacific University’s AACP P-2 Teacher of the Year” awards in 2018.

For more information, please review Dr. Gibbard's CV.

Outside the Classroom

Outside of the classroom, Ryan enjoys visiting the Oregon Zoo with his family, reading (mostly fiction), and playing basketball on Sunday evenings with a bunch of other old guys. He is an avid baseball fan (Go Royals!) and a perennial favorite in any Fantasy Football league.