Joseph T. DiPiro, Pharm.D.

Associate Vice President, Faculty Affairs 

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Dr. DiPiro received his B.S. in Pharmacy (Honors College) from the University of Connecticut and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky.  He completed a residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a fellowship in Clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins University. He served on the Faculty of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy for 24 years and then as Executive Dean at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy from 2005 to 2014.

Dr. DiPiro started as Dean, Professor and Archie. O. McCalley Chair at the VCU School of Pharmacy in 2014.  He is Past-President of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and Past Chair of the Council of Deans. He has 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.  Dr. DiPiro was elected a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. DiPiro is an editor for Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, now in its 11th edition and the ASHP Pharmacy Forecast.  He served as Editor of The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education for 12 years. He is also the author of Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Editor of the Encyclopedia of Clinical Pharmacy.  He has published over 250 journal papers, books, book chapters, and editorials in academic and professional journals.