Rajul Patel, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacy Practice
- Medicare Part D: go.pacific.edu/medicare
- Pharmacoeconomics of Chronic Disease States
Rajul Patel '01, '06, earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Biology from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Patel continued his graduate studies at University of the Pacific earning both his Doctor of Pharmacy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He joined the Pharmacy Practice family in 2005.
Dr. Patel teaches Biostatistics, Pharmacoeconomics, Medicare Part D and Clinical Therapeutics at the School. He is also heavily involved as a faculty coordinator and preceptor of our health care outreach introductory pharmacy practice experiences. Specifically, he is in charge of the Medicare Part D community outreach efforts that are targeted to Medicare beneficiaries, most of whom are seniors. The goals of the Medicare Part D community efforts includes: lowering the out-of-pocket prescription medication costs, improving drug therapy outcomes, and enhancing the quality-of-life of assisted beneficiaries.
Dr. Patel takes pleasure in being a member of the Pacific family and especially enjoys the opportunity to teach and interact with students both inside and outside classroom setting. He takes joy in watching and playing sports especially basketball (he is an avid Lakers fan), golf and racquetball. In May 2011, he was selected as a faculty guest coach for the men's volleyball team. He also enjoys eating gourmet food and dining at his favorite restaurant, The Kitchen Restaurant in Sacramento, California.