Despina Kotis

Chief Pharmacy Executive, UCSF Health and Associate Dean, UCSF School of Pharmacy

Dr. Kotis received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the University of Illinois, where she also received her Doctorate of Pharmacy. She completed a pharmacy residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Kotis was appointed fellow of ASHP in 2013 and received the President’s award from the Illinois Council Health System Pharmacists in 2015.  She was also the recipient of the 2017 Pharmacist of the Year Award from Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists.  Dr. Kotis is also serves as Vice Chair of the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy.

Dr. Kotis is a strategic academic medical center leader in hospital pharmacy management. She has been integral in expanding the role of the pharmacist and pharmacy technician into a comprehensive patient centered model in line with the ASHP PAI. She is Vice Chair of the Vizient Academic Medical Center Pharmacy Network.