Professor, Associate Dean of Professional Programs
BS in Pharmacy. State University of New York at Buffalo, 1991
PharmD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1998
At Pacific: 1999
Allen Shek, PharmD earned his bachelor of science in pharmacy from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York in 1991. He then earned his doctor of pharmacy from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1998. He completed his postdoctoral training at University of Illinois at Chicago with a Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) residency in primary care. He joined the Pacific family in 1999.
In his role as Associate Dean of Professional Programs Dr. Shek's goal is to integrate the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE), elevate the depth and scope of the experiential programs, facilitate the collaboration between the therapeutics faculty and experiential faculty, support the growth and development of the clinical services and most importantly promote teamwork. Dr. Shek appreciates that Pacific has a student-centered philosophy and a supportive culture where both students and faculty can thrive.
His research interests include managed care, clinical analytics, pharmacist-managed clinics in anticoagulation, hyperlipidemia, heart failure, diabetes and asthma. He is a member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Dr. Shek enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. His hobbies include helping his kids with homework, Kumon and other projects. His children are involved in basketball and karate and he enjoys attending their practices and tournaments. They also like going to Disneyland as a family.
Teaching Philosophy: “I believe deeply that active learning is the key for future success. My goal is to help students acquire critical thinking, assessment and decision making skills, and most importantly instill a commitment to lifelong learning and a strong sense of patient advocacy.”
PHRM 158 - Practicum III
PHRM 168 - Practicum IV
PRAC 131 - Formulary Management
- Experiential education
- Managed care
- Formulary management
- Clinical analytics
Derbyshire M, Shek A, Szkotak J. A review of the pharmacologic arsenal for the war on obesity. Formulary. 2013;48:136-43.Szkotak J, Shek A. An evidence-based review of treatment options for irritable bowel syndrome. Formulary. 2012;47:319-29.
Hilsenrath P, Woelfel J, Shek A, Ordanza K. Redefining the role of the pharmacist: Medication therapy management. The Journal of Rural Health. 2012. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-0361.2012.00417.x
Tam S, Lopez A, Shek A, Yeh J. Multiple sclerosis: A paradigm change with oral agents? Formulary. 2011;46:228-240.
Gandhi R, Baker N, Shek A, Yeh J, Bishop D. Pulmonary arterial hypertension: Bridging the gap between efficacy, quality of life and cost-effectiveness. Formulary. 2010;45:190-199.
Nguyen TT, Vo Y, Shingate M, Shek A, Zuniga R, "Group Visits Using Journey for ControlTM and Conversation Maps as a Better Model for Improved Clinical Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction," Poster presentation (#1044) at the American Diabetes Association, 70th Scientific sessions, Orlando, FL. June 2010.
Yeh J, Shek A, Henriques R. Rational approaches to the treatment of mixed dyslipidemia. Formulary. 2008;43:366-78.
Shek A. Heart Failure Clinic. Book Chapter In: Blair MM, Blake EW, Harris IM, eds. ACCP Ambulatory Care New Practitioner Survival Guide/Resource Manual. 2nd ed. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 2008:100-8.
Shek A. Pharmacy Asthma Program. Book Chapter In: Blair MM, Blake EW, Harris IM, eds. ACCP Ambulatory Care New Practitioner Survival Guide/Resource Manual. 2nd ed. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 2008:147-52.
Shek A. Metered-Dose Inhaler Spacer Protocol - Policy and Procedure. Book Chapter In: Blair MM, Blake EW, Harris IM, eds. ACCP Ambulatory Care New Practitioner Survival Guide/Resource Manual. 2nd ed. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 2008:153-7.
Shek A, Henriques R. Updates on diabetes care. California Pharmacist. 2008;LV(3):36-7.
Lo K, Leung K, Shek A. Management of parkinson disease: Current treatments, recent advances and future development. Formulary. 2007;42:529-44
Vang K, Shek A. Pharmacist role in the management of chronic heart failure. California Pharmacist. 2005;LII(4):11-9.
Shek A, Yoo M. Asthma detectives wanted. California Pharmacist. 2005;LII(3): 11-7.
Shek A. Heart Failure Clinic. Book Chapter In: Blair MM, Blake EW, Harris IM, eds. Ambulatory Care Survival Guide. Kansas City, MO: American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 2004:45-58.
Shek A. Health Plan of San Joaquin Pharmacy Asthma Program. Book Chapter In: Blair MM, Blake EW, Harris IM, eds. Ambulatory Care Survival Guide. Kansas City, MO: American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 2004:69-76.
Brown DB, Ferrill MJ, Hinton AB, Shek A. Self-directed professional development: The pursuit of affective learning. Am J Pharm Educ 2001;65:240-6.
Shek A, Ferrill MJ. Statin-fibrate combination therapy. Ann Pharmcother. 2001;35:908-17.