Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Pharmacy Officer
As senior vice president of operations and chief pharmacy officer, Dale Adams, Pharm.D., serves as a key administrative leader for the Medical Center, responsible for patient access, therapeutics, diagnostic services, utilization and capacity management work teams, business operations and pharmacy.
Prior to joining City of Hope, Adams served as vice president of medical services at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. There he supervised inpatient and ambulatory pharmacy, home health services, pediatric and adult cancer programs and research programs. He oversaw nearly 500 employees and a budget of more than $200 million.
Adams also has extensive teaching experience, including more than 30 years as an adjunct professor with the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy, and 13 years as an assistant dean with the University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy, and the past eight years as an assistant clinical professor with Western States School of Pharmacy.
Adams has contributed to numerous professional and civic groups and is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and the California Society of Health System Pharmacists. He has published articles in journals such as the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy and served as a peer reviewer and editor for several publications, including a stint as contributing editor for the “United States Pharmacopoeia.”
Adams received his doctorate in pharmacy at the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy. He also completed a postgraduate residency program in hospital pharmacy administration from Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of California, Irvine.