Brian J. Gates, Pharm.D.

Doctor of Pharmacy, Washington State University

Fellowships & Additional Training
Fellowship in geriatrics through WSU and the Providence Visiting Nurse Association of Spokane (PVNA)

Residency in geriatrics, PVNA

Co-instructor for the Pharmaceutical Care Lab for 3rd-year students and lectures on Multiple Sclerosis and other topics related to geriatrics.

Specialty: Geriatrics
Dr. Gates' research focuses on helping patients avoid adverse drug reactions related to medication use, with a current emphasis on preventing drug problems caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), as well as research into potential barriers preventing home care patients from receive treatment for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Gates is also a member of the WSU Geriatrics Research Team.

Clinical Work
Consultant pharmacist for the Visiting Nurses Association, which is a rotation site for 4th-year students. Gates serves as a contributing editor for the new journal Advances in Pharmacy, and provides talks on medication safety for senior citizen groups.

Additional Information
Gates served on the board of the Spokane Pharmacy Association from 2000-2004, including serving as President in 2003. He has been active with the Inland Northwest Multiple Sclerosis Society, serving on its Clinical Advisory Committee since 1999. He is currently the President of the Washington State Chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. He was awarded the Young Pharmacist of the Year from the Washington State Pharmacy Association in 2003.

updated 12/05/2013
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Associate Dean for Professional Education
College of Pharmacy

Clinical Professor
Pharmacotherapy Department

Office: PBS 130 N
P.O. Box 1495
Washington State University
Spokane, WA 99210-1495