Divisions | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Krystal Haase, Pharm.D.
Division Head

Adult Medicine Division

The Adult Medicine Division is one of the largest and most diverse divisions in the School of Pharmacy with 15 primary members. Faculty within the division practice and teach in a variety of areas including general inpatient medicine services, outpatient medicine services, and intensive care units. Subspecialties within the division include cardiology, critical care, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, and psychiatry. Regardless of practice environment, the common focus of division members is the treatment of adult medicine patients.

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Lisa Chastain, Pharm.D.
Division Head

Ambulatory Care Division

Touting one of, if not the largest group of full time faculty in the country specializing in ambulatory care clinical pharmacy services, the Division of Ambulatory Care provides clinical pharmacy services to a wide variety of patients and health care systems at clinical sites across North and West Texas. Through collaborative drug therapy management and novel MTM services we treat patients with diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders, heart failure, gestational diabetes, asthma, COPD as well as provide anticoagulation management and services in women’s health. The Division provides extensive learning opportunities to pharmacy students and residents. The Dallas-Fort Worth campus offers an ASHP-accredited PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency training program.

Ronald Hall, Pharm.D., M.S.C.S.
Division Head

Clinical & Translational Science Division

The Clinical and Translational Science Division is driven by the motto “Exceptional Research by Exceptional People.” We are interdisciplinary tenured and tenure-track faculty investigators dedicated foremost to original research and scholarship. Division faculty have research projects funded by NIH, DoD, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, private foundations, and industry. The Division is anchored by three experienced faculty.  Trey Putnam, PhD, RAC is the Director of the Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Center, a School of Pharmacy recognized Center of Research Excellence. Carlos Alvarez, PharmD, MSc, MSCS, who is a recognized leader in the fields of diabetes and pharmacoepidemiology and is the director of the Pharmacoepidemiology Core. Ronald Hall, PharmD, MSCS, serves as the Director of the Dose Optimization and Outcomes Research program in addition to serving as Division Head.

Amie Blaszczyk, Pharm.D., BCGP, BCPS, FASCP
Division Head

Geriatrics and Pediatrics Division

The Division of Geriatrics & Pediatrics includes 14 dynamic faculty members, across all four School of Pharmacy campuses, who are passionate about the unique drug therapy needs of Texans at both ends of the age-spectrum. Division members precept and manage both core Pediatrics and core Geriatrics pharmacotherapy clerkships, making TTUHSC unique amongst Schools of Pharmacy. Faculty practice in acute care, outpatient clinics, home health, and long-term care supporting the Mission of the Division and School in providing cutting edge clinical services, education, and scholarship in geriatric and pediatric pharmacotherapy. Members of the Division serve the profession-at-large and are sought out for leadership roles and scholarly endeavors in our unique special populations. They develop and deliver age-specific content within the PharmD curriculum to ensure students have timely clinical knowledge to treat patients of all ages and are instrumental in driving compassionate and age-appropriate care within the communities they serve.

Ranee Lenz, Pharm.D.
Division Head

Practice Management Division

The Practice Management Division is home to many of the faculty engaged in contractual patient care services for the School of Pharmacy or who have broad interests or training in the behavioral, public health, administrative, and information management sciences. We are comprised of interdisciplinary faculty committed to the tripartite mission of teaching, scholarship, and service. Focus areas range from the provision of pharmaceutical care to teaching and research in core areas of management, economics, health informatics, drug information and drug policy, law and ethics, public health and behavioral sciences. Practice management links business applications and clinical practices.