Joseph T. DiPiro, Pharm.D.
Dr. Joseph T. DiPiro is Executive Dean of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, which is an integrated program of the Colleges of Pharmacy at the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina. Before coming to South Carolina, Dr. DiPiro was the Panoz Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia. While there, he was also Assistant Dean for the College of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia, and Head, Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy. He received his BS 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.
He is the Editor of The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Dr. DiPiro has published over 120 refereed papers in academic and professional journals, mainly related to antibiotics, drug use in surgery, various issues in pharmacy practice, 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 senior editor for Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, now in its 6th edition. He is also the author of Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Editor of the Encyclopedia of Clinical Pharmacy. He serves on the editorial boards of Pharmacotherapy and American Surgeon.
He was a 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