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Carolyn Ma, Pharm.D., BCOP, CHTP/I

Associate Professor

Carolyn Ma received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the U. of California at San Francisco and completed a Clinical Pharmacy Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and an Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Residency at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ma practiced as a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist at the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu and was Vice President for Clinical Program Development for Am Med International in Hong Kong, a start up company that builds cancer clinics in Asia. Prior to her moving to the University of Hawaii Hilo College of Pharmacy (UH Hilo DKICP) she was a pharmacy management consultant for various hospitals including Stanford Hospitals and Clinics with expertise in JCAHO Medication Management Chapter and pharmacy and clinic workflow assessment and redesign. Dr. Ma joined the UHH DKICP in 2007 as the Clinical Education Coordinator. In 2009 she became Associate Professor and Chair for the Dept. of Pharmacy Practice. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia from the Hawaii Pharmacists Association and UHH DKICP Teacher of the Year Award for Pharmacy Practice in 2011. She is currently in charge of operations for the DKICP Oahu office and serves on the Boards of the Hawaii State Board of Pharmacy and the Hawaii Pharmacists Association. Dr. Ma is also a certified practitioner and instructor of Healing Touch, an energy based bioenergy field complementary modality.

Selected Textbooks and Articles

    • Gibbs, Maureen, Ma, Carolyn. Medication Reconciliation Practical Strategies and Tools for JCAHO Compliance. Foreword. HC Pro Inc. Marblehead, MA. 01945, 2005
    • Ma, Carolyn, Taoka K. Study Guide for the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing Chapter 10, “Symptom Management and Supportive Care: Pharmacologic Interventions” W.B. Saunders and Co. Philadelphia, PA 1999
    • Ma, Carolyn, Taoka K. Oncology Nursing Certification Core Curriculum Chapter 10, ”Symptom Management and Supportive Care: Pharmacologic Interventions” Saunders and Co. Philadelphia,. 3rd. Edition. 1999
    • Ma, Carolyn. "Liposomal Technology, Beauty from the Beast" Pharmatopics, 1998; 18:(3);1-2
    • Ma, Carolyn. "Antihypercalcemic Agents: The New Kids on the Block" Pharmatopics 13;2;1-2. 1993
    • Ma, Carolyn. " Biotechnology Pipeline" Pharmatopics 12:2;1-2
    • Ma, Carolyn. "What does "CSF" Stand For?" Pharmatopics 12:4;1-3
    • Ma, Carolyn. "Epidural narcotics" Pharmatopics 10;1-3, 1991
    • Ma CSJ, Lin, D. "Patient controlled analgesia: drug options, infusion schedules and other considerations." Hospital Formulary 26;198-206, 1991
    • Ma, Carolyn. "Implementing PCA" Drug Utilization Review 1989;5:137-141
    • Ma, Carolyn. "Patient Controlled Analgesia - PCA" Pharmatopics 9;1-3,1989
    • Ma, Carolyn SJ, Hart LL. "Calcium Channel Blocker Agents in Asthma: Drug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy 1986;20:364-365