BSc(Pharm), ACPR, PharmD, FCSHP
Dr. Loewen completed his bachelor of science in pharmacy (UBC, 1993), pharmacy practice residency (BC's Children's & Women's Hospital, 1994), and his doctor of pharmacy (UBC, 1996). He has practiced for over 25 years as a clinical pharmacy specialist at UBC Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital. Dr. Loewen served as a clinical coordinator, research & education coordinator, and residency program coordinator with Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services and chair of UBC's Clinical Research Ethics Board, chair of the BC Ministry of Health's Drug Benefits Council, and vice-chair of BC's Expensive Drugs for Rare Diseases Advisory Committee. In addition, he served as director of Doctor of Pharmacy Programs at UBC. He has won numerous awards for research and teaching, including being named a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists in recognition of exemplary achievements and outstanding contributions to the profession.
Dr. Loewen teaches PharmD students and residents pharmacotherapy and patient care skills in cardiology, endocrinology, and fluid & electrolytes, as well as diverse topics in study design and interpretation, and professional ethics.
Dr. Loewen's research interests include improving adherence and persistence with drug therapy, shared decision-making to optimize patient satisfaction with therapy and clinical outcomes, developing and evaluating clinical prediction rules in practice, patients' values and preferences for therapy, pharmacist roles (e.g. prescribing, lab test ordering, diagnosis) within the healthcare system, and patients' health-related education needs. Recently, he has applied these research interests mainly to atrial fibrillation patients.
"Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists National Management and Leadership Best Practice Award." 2018
"Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists BC Branch Mentorship Award." 2016
"UBC Killam Teaching Prize." 2015
"Master Teacher Award, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences." 2011
"3rd Year Teaching Award, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences." 2010
"Preceptor of the Year Award, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy Program." 2005, 2006, and 2007.
"Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists BC Branch Pharmacy Practice Residency Research Award." 2013, 2014 (x2) and 2017.