Fred Weissman, PharmD, JD, associate professor of clinical pharmacy, will be inducted this year into the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Hall of Fame, recognizing his years of achievement and leadership in the field. CPhA’s Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have spent a lifetime dedicated to improving pharmacy practice and inspiring generations of pharmacists.
Weissman has worked tirelessly for decades to advance collaborative and comprehensive clinical pharmacy education. Widely known for his contributions to pharmacy law, he has taught the pharmacy law course at USC for 25 years, has led pharmacy law board-review sessions at universities across the country, has served as an expert adviser for major health systems and corporations such as CVS, is the author of numerous journal articles and two textbooks on the subject and is working on a third. One of the textbooks, A Guide To California Community Pharmacy Law, is now in its ninth edition.
“Dr. Weissman’s induction into the CPhA Hall of Fame is a testament to his long track record as a leading authority on pharmacy law, as well as his lifelong dedication to education and the advancement of hospital and community pharmacy practice,” says Paul Beringer, PharmD, chair of the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy.
Weissman earned a PharmD from USC in 1963, and a JD from Loyola Law School. He served as a military clinic pharmacist while in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On the USC faculty since 1970, he was associate dean for Faculty/Student Affairs and Admissions for nearly 20 years. On four occasions, USC School of Pharmacy students voted him Outstanding Teacher of the Year, and in 2003 he was honored as the USC School of Pharmacy Alumnus of the Year.