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Sarah M. Lorentz, Pharm.D.

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS)


Dr. Lorentz is the Director of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) for Partners in Medication Therapy, an innovative venture of SSPPS. She is also the Director of Ambulatory Care and Community Practice Experiential Education Program.  In addition she coordinates the Immunization Training Course for incoming P1 student pharmacists. She serves as a faculty advisor for Operation Immunization and precepts community events for students on vaccination-related topics.  Dr. Lorentz coordinates the Post-Graduate Education Seminar series for P4 students.  She was instrumental in developing the UC San Diego Health System PGY1 Ambulatory Care Residency Program (from 2005-2011) as its first program director, and provides mentorship for students seeking residency opportunities.

Dr. Lorentz graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Pharmacy and a Doctor of Pharmacy.  Her fellowship training at UCSD Medical Center focused on ambulatory care practice with research related to hypertension and anticoagulation.  She helped establish the Pharmacy Home Infusion Service in the UCSD Department of Pharmacy.  In addition, Dr. Lorentz served as a pharmacy consultant at St. Vincent de Paul Village Family Health Center, where she initiated an MTM and anticoagulation clinic, while providing care to underserved and homeless patients.  She has extensive experience precepting pharmacy students and residents.  Dr. Lorentz maintains a strong interest in ambulatory care practice and expanding the role of pharmacists in providing MTM services.