Dr. Hanna Phan Named President-Elect of the Pediatric Pharmacy Association

Hanna Phan, PharmD FCCP, Associate Professor, has been elected President-elect of the Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPAG), serving as President-elect in 2018-19, President in 2019-20, and Immediate Past-President in 2020-21.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Dr. Phan back on our Board of Directors as a member of the Executive Committee,” said Matthew R. Helms, MA, Executive Director of the PPAG. “Her vision and leadership will help guide PPAG through the next three years of fairly rapid growth.”

In addition to previously serving on the Board of Directors (2014-2017), Dr. Phan has served as a co-chair for developing the PPAG BCPPS recertification program, for which she was received the Presidential Citation Award (2015) for her contributions. These efforts have helped PPAG position itself as a leader in pediatric pharmacy practice. Dr. Phan also was recognized by PPAG with the Spirit of PPAG Award (2012).

"I am deeply humbled and honored to be chosen to serve as President-Elect, and I am proud to be a member of PPAG,” said Dr. Phan. “We have made great strides for our patients and in the profession and we have so much more to come. We are pediatric pharmacy. We are health care advocates for children. "

Dr. Phan is also a clinical pharmacy specialist in pediatric pulmonary medicine at Diamond Children's at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson. Her practice includes inpatient consults and specialist ambulatory care clinics in pediatric and adult cystic fibrosis and in pediatric asthma.

Dr. Phan serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents for a variety of rotations, including pediatrics and academia. She also provides education to medical students, residents, and fellows in pediatric and pulmonary medicine. Dr. Phan is the pharmacy discipline faculty member for the UA Pediatric Pulmonary Center, which is supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Phan established the Postgraduate Year 2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at Diamond Children's Banner–University Medical Center Tucson and served as its residency program director from 2009-2015. 

She has given lectures nationally and internationally, and authored various book chapters and peer-reviewed publications in the area of pediatric pharmacotherapy. Her current research interests include patient-caregiver education and medication adherence, medication use in schools, and interprofessional care of children with chronic illnesses such as cystic fibrosis and asthma.