George E. Downs PharmD

George E. Downs, PharmD

George E. Downs PharmD

Dean Emeritus, Pharmacy

Faculty Athletic Representative

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy


BS (University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy)

PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)


George E. Downs is the Dean Emeritus of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP) and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Dr. Downs graduated from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy with a B.S. in Pharmacy, and earned his Pharm.D. degree at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.

Dr. Downs served in the US Public Health Service and was a Senior Resident in Hospital Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas Medical Center. He was involved with the Drug Systems Research group that developed the first Medication Error Research Program. He was Assistant Director of Pharmacy and Central Supply at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Director of Society Services at the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists. He has been on the faculty of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia since 1972 and has taught at both Hahnemann University Hospital and the Philadelphia Veteran’s Administration Medical Center.

Dr. Downs has served as President of the National Rho Chi Honor Society, and has been honored by the American College of Apothecaries for his support of community pharmacy. He is past-president of the Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania and serves on the Board of Directors of S.A.R.P.H., the impaired pharmacists program in Pennsylvania and the Public Health Management Corporation.

He is actively involved in numerous professional associations, including the:

  • American Pharmacists Association
  • American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • National Community Pharmacists Association

His interest areas include:

  • Prevention of substance Abuse
  • Community Pharmacy and Patient Care in the Community
  • Public Health

Contact Information

Office location: Griffith Hall Room 108-C
Mailing address: Box 34
University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215.596.8868
Office Fax: 215.596.8586

g [dot] downs [at] usciences [dot] edu