Dale Adams, Pharm.D., has joined City of Hope as vice president and chief pharmacy officer, where he oversees all pharmacy services as well as radiation oncology services. He also oversees programs to ensure medication safety and manage medication supplies and will work collaboratively with physicians choosing appropriate patient drug therapies.
“We are delighted to have Dale Adams’ wealth of experience,” said Elizabeth Dunne, executive officer of the medical center. “He serves vital roles in enhancing patient safety and collaborating with clinicians to provide patients the most effective therapies.”
Prior to joining City of Hope, Adams served as vice president of medical services at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. He supervised inpatient and ambulatory pharmacy, home health services and pediatric and adult cancer programs, as well as research programs. He oversaw nearly 500 employees and a budget of more than $200 million.
Adams also has extensive teaching experience, including more than 25 years as an adjunct professor with the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, as well as with the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy, where he served as assistant dean for the past decade.
“I’m looking forward to being a part of City of Hope and its mission that marries leading-edge science with compassionate care,” said Adams. “The institution’s approach to medicine by establishing multidisciplinary teams of clinicians, scientists and supportive care experts to address all needs is at the forefront of patient care.”
Adams has contributed to numerous professional and civic groups and is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, the California Association of Health Services at Home and the California Society of Health System Pharmacists. He has published articles in numerous journals and served as a peer reviewer and editor for several publications, including a stint as contributing editor for the United States Pharmacopoeia.
Adams received his doctorate in pharmacy at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. He also completed a post-graduate residency program in hospital pharmacy administration from Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Adams completed his undergraduate work at the University of California, Irvine.