Dr. Simonian joined the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in October 2014 from Sharp HealthCare, where he was the corporate pharmacy informaticist involved with the evaluation, selection, training, implementation, enhancement and support of all pharmacy computer systems and automation at the six Sharp hospitals. He continues to practice at Sharp as a per-diem pharmacy informaticist.
Armen Simonian completed his prerequisites at the University of California, Los Angeles, received his PharmD degree from the University of Southern California and completed a specialized residency in pharmacy computer systems with the University of California, San Francisco. In addition to his informaticist role, he has accumulated extensive dispensing and clinical pharmacist work experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings throughout the Los Angeles and San Diego regions. Over the past two decades, Dr. Simonian has held adjunct clinical professor status at a number of pharmacy schools and has precepted pharmacy students and residents from across the country on introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experience rotations in pharmacy informatics.
Dr. Simonian has been active in the health-system pharmacy societies at the national, state and local levels. Both ASHP and CSHP have recognized him as a Fellow, acknowledging his practice excellence.