2021 Outstanding HealthCare Innovator Honoree: Richard Dang – Los Angeles Business Journal

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Richard Dang

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

University of Southern California School of Pharmacy

Richard Dang, PharmD, APh, BCACP, FCPhA is an assistant professor of clinical pharmacy and program director of the PGY1 and PGY2 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program at the USC School of Pharmacy, and is president-elect for the California Pharmacists Association. In addition to being California’s first advanced practice pharmacist, Dr. Dang is a residency trained, board certified ambulatory care pharmacist.

Dr. Dang’s expertise in immunizations, travel health, and community health programs has led to his role as a leading advocate during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is chair of the California Pharmacists Association COVID-19 Taskforce and is a member of the USC/Keck COVID-19 vaccine planning steering committee, California State Testing Taskforce, California Department of Public Health Immunization Branch Pharmacy Taskforce, and Adult Workgroup of the Immunization Action Coalition of Los Angeles. Dr. Dang is also the lead pharmacist and critical partner with the City of Los Angeles COVID-19 vaccination programs. Dr. Dang is also a medical consultant to international travel health and COVID-19 testing and vaccination companies.

During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, pharmacies were one of the only essentially business that remained open to the general public. Dr. Dang stepped up to the plate, leading the state, through his involvement in taskforces and committees, in developing infection precaution protocols, practice and operational recommendations, advocating for COVID-19 testing, and most importantly, leading the implementation of a COVID-19 vaccination program, both in the State and, especially, in the City of Los Angeles.

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