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Elizabeth Ackerman, PharmD
Elizabeth Ackerman

Assistant Professor

Dr. Elizabeth Ackerman was born and raised in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She received her PharmD degree from The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy and then went on to complete a post-graduate year 1 (PGY-1) residency at the VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. Next, she completed a dual-focused PGY-2 residency in ambulatory care and academia at the VA in conjunction with Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Elizabeth joined the DKICP faculty in August of 2014. She established a diabetes management clinic at the Kea’au Family Health Center, where she practiced from January to December 2015. Elizabeth then transferred to Honolulu and started practicing at the Queen Emma Clinic at The Queen’s Medical Center where she takes 4th year APPE students on their ambulatory care rotation. Elizabeth teaches didactic lectures on a variety of topics including heart failure, hyperlipidemia, thromboembolic disorders, Parkinson’s disease, geriatrics and viral infections.


  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, The University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • PGY-2 Ambulatory Care/Academia Pharmacy Residency, Roudebush VA Medical Center, Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Indianapolis, IN

Classes and Courses

  • Integrated Therapeutics I
  • Integrated Therapeutics II
  • Integrated Therapeutics IV
  • Applied Pharmaceutical Care
  • Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) III


  • Ackerman, ED. Hepatitis C in 2015: Recent Advancements and Current Challenges. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2015;74(11):386-9.
  • Ackerman ED, Kuester ML, Triboletti MD. Development of a Virtual Pharmacy Resident Conference. Fed Pract. 2015;32(7):20-23.


  • Ackerman E and Pellegrin K. University of Hawai’i at Hilo Research Training and Revolving Funds (RTRF), awarded $2,000.

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award for Pharmacy Practice, The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy