Tien M.H. Ng, PharmD, has been promoted to full professor in the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy. Over the course of 15 years as a faculty member at the USC School of Pharmacy, Ng has been awarded Professor of the Year 13 times and built a strong clinical research program in cardiology.

“Ng has contributed significantly to the school’s teaching program both in didactic and experiential education and is a nationally recognized expert in heart failure management,” said Paul Beringer, PharmD, chair of the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy, as he announced Ng’s promotion.

A board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist with added qualifications in cardiology pharmacotherapy, Ng co-coordinates the cardiovascular therapeutics course in the PharmD program, serves as the director of a cardiology residency program he helped create and is a preceptor of an acute care medicine Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) rotation.

Ng has established a theme of scholarship around his clinical expertise in the management of patients with heart failure. He has 35 peer-reviewed manuscripts to his credit. These publications have appeared in various pharmacy and cardiology specialty journals, including two publications in JAMA Cardiology and Circulation. The publication in JAMA Cardiology evaluates a transitions-of-care program designed to improve outcomes of patients with heart failure. The publication in Circulation highlights the renal hemodynamic effects of dopamine and has been cited 91 times.