Joseph T. DiPiro, Pharm.D.

Dr. Joseph T. DiPiro is Executive Dean of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, which is part of the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina. He received his bacheklor of science in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and doctor of pharmacy from the University of Kentucky. He served a residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a fellowship in clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins University. Before coming to South Carolina, Dr. DiPiro was a faculty member at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and the Medical College of Georgia for 24 years.

Dr. DiPiro has published over 200 journal papers, books, book chapters, and editorials in academic and professional journals, mainly related to antibiotics, drug use in surgery, and pharmacy education.  His papers have appeared in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Pharmacotherapy, Critical Care Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Surgery, Archives of Surgery, American Journal of Surgery, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and Surgical Infections. He is the editor of The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. He is the senior editor for Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, now in its eighth edition. He is also the author of Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics and editor of the Encyclopedia of Clinical Pharmacy

He is Past Chair of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Council of Deans. He served as President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He is a Fellow of the College and has served on the Research Institute Board of Trustees.  He has been a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, having served on the Commission on Therapeutics and the Task Force on Science. In 2002, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy selected Dr. DiPiro for the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Educator Award. He has also received the Russell R. Miller Literature Award and the Education Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and was named in 2013 as the national Rho Chi Distinguished Lecturer.