Faculty Biography

William E. Dager, Pharm.D., BCPS, MCCM, FCSHP, FCCM, FCCP, FASHP
Pharmacist Specialist
University of California, Davis Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Medicine
UC Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, California

Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy and
Touro University California College of Pharmacy
San Francisco, California

William E. Dager, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ-Cardiology), FCCP, FCSHP, FCCM, FASHP, is a cardiovascular pharmacist specialist in at UC Davis Medical Center and is the PGY-2 cardiology program director. Dr. Dager holds three academic positions and four fellowship honors and is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist with added qualifications in cardiology. He is Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) School of Medicine. He also serves as Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at Touro School of Pharmacy in Vallejo, California.

Dr. Dager earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at UCSF and completed a residency at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. In addition, he completed the University of Pittsburgh Nephrology Pharmaceutical Care Preceptorship. He is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), California Society of Hospital Pharmacists, and Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).

Dr. Dager's research interests focus on anticoagulation, critical care medicine, cardiovascular disease, and pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. He has authored over 100 articles, book chapters, and scientific reviews, and he coauthored “Anticoagulation Therapy: A Point-of-care Guide” published by ASHP in 2011. He also regularly makes presentations at national and international educational conferences. He has served as a site coordinator for the ASHP Research and Education Foundation Antithrombotic Pharmacotherapy Traineeship.

Dr. Dager has received multiple teaching and professional awards, including the 2008 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Best Practice Award and Master of Critical Care Medicine from The Society of Critical Care Medicine. In 2015 he was elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

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