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

Associate Professor; Director of Pharmacy Practice Experientials

Carolyn Ma received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University 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 for 13 years, with subspecialty and program development experience in autologous bone marrow transplant, pain management and oncology drug research trials. She subsequently became Vice President for Clinical Program Development for Am Med International in Hong Kong, a start up company that builds cancer clinics in Asia and most recently has been management consultant for Stanford Hospitals and Clinics with expertise in JCAHO Medication Management chapter, Pharmacy and clinic workflow change management. Dr. Ma is also a certified practitioner and instructor of Healing Touch, an energy based bioenergy field complementary modality.


Formal Lectures

Research Presentations



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.