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Charles L. James

Charles L. James

Charles L. James, Pharm.D., FCSHP

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Dr. James has been a clinical pharmacist at the University of California at San Diego Medical Center for the past 25 plus years. His professional practice time is divided between the Healthcare System's Infectious Diseases and Emergency Preparedness Pharmacist Specialist activities. He has been co-director of the antimicrobial utilization team (AUT) for over 20 years. Dr. James is also the director of the UCSD PGY2 Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency Program. He is the course chair for the medical microbiology and infectious diseases therapeutics course and an associate clinical professor of pharmacy at the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is an associate clinical professor of pharmacy for UCSF's School of Pharmacy, San Diego program. He is also an associate clinical professor of medicine for UCSD's School of Medicine within the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. His primary work site is at the UCSD HealthCare Medical Center, Hillcrest and Thornton campuses with the Department of Pharmacy. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with added qualification in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. He has been recognized as a California Society of Health-System Pharmacists Practitioner Fellow along with being a long-standing member of the San Diego Society of Health-System Pharmacists; who have previously recognized him as a Hospital Pharmacist of the Year. He has authored many articles and has given numerous professional presentations to a wide variety of health care providers on a broad spectrum of topics. Dr. James main area of interest is antimicrobial stewardship.