Marcus C. Ravnan, PharmD, FCSHP, FASHP
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Assistant Dean for the Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Health Programs
- Infectious Disease
Dr. Marcus C. Ravnan '94 is a Doctor of Pharmacy graduate of the University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. In 1995 he completed a clinical pharmacy practice residency at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Diego, California. From 1995 to 1997 he served as Clinical Oncology Pharmacist at The California Cancer Center and as Clinical Pharmacist, Adult Critical Care Medicine for Community Hospitals of Central California in Fresno. From 1997 to 2000 he served as Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Specialist, Medical/Surgical Intensive Care and Pain Management for the Veterans Affairs Central California Health Care System. In June of 2000 he was appointed to the faculty at University of the Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences where he currently serves as Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. In August 2015, he was appointed as Assistant Dean for the Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Health programs. Dr. Ravnan also maintains his clinical practice in Hematology/Oncology and Infusion Services as a Clinical Pharmacist with Kaiser Permanente Northern California Clinical Operations.
Dr. Ravnan's current areas of expertise and interest are in Hematology/Oncology and Infectious Disease. In Hematology/Oncology his focus areas include Melanoma, Breast, Colon Cancer and Multiple Myeloma as well as Supportive Care Therapeutics for Pain, Nausea and Cancer Associated Fatigue. In Infectious Disease, Dr. Ravnan' s focus areas include Medical Microbiology, Bacterial Resistance, Microbial Chemotherapeutics, Bacterial Disease Pharmacotherapy and Non-HIV Viral Disease Management.
Dr. Ravnan is a member and fellow of both California Society of Health-System Pharmacists and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He is an active member of Phi Delta Chi, serving as Faculty Advisor to the Alpha Psi Chapter is a member of the Sacramento Division Medical Reserve Corp and heads up the Pacific Pharmacy Residency Club. Finally, Dr. Ravnan is a wine grape grower for E.J. Gallo Winery where in addition to grape growing and farming, he enjoys wine making, welding and metal fabrication, construction and spending time with his family.