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Anticoagulation Services

Anticoagulation Services

William E. Dager, Pharm.D, BCPS, FCSHP, FCCP, FCCM


Pharmacist Specialist, UC Davis Health System
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
University of California, San Francisco
Clinical Professor of Medicine
School of University of California, Davis

William E. Dager, Pharm.D., FCSHP, FCCP, FCCM received his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and completed his residency training at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He also completed a Nephrology Pharmaceutical Care Preceptorship at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Dager is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist who currently holds three academic positions, one as Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at UCSF School of Pharmacy, as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine and Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Touro School of Pharmacy. As a clinical specialist at UC Davis Medical Center he is responsible for difficult cases in anticoagulation, pharmacokinetics or other critical care related situations. He also is clinically active with the cardiology service. He is also the director of the PGY-2 residency in cardiology/critical care at UC Davis.

Dr. Dager is a fellow of the California Society of Hospital Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and Society of Critical Care Medicine. He is member of the Sacramento Valley Society of Hospital Pharmacists, the Anticoagulation Forum, International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Society of Health System Pharmacists and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He was the recipient of the 2008 ACCP Best Practice award and has received a Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He also currently serves as an Instructor and Regional Affiliate Faculty in ACLS for the American Heart Association as well as a reviewer and/or editorial board member for multiple medical journals including chair of the Editorial Advisory Board panel on anticoagulation for the Annals of Pharmacotherapy. He is also a site coordinator for the ASHP foundation anticoagulation preceptorship.

Dr. Dager has authored numerous articles, book chapters and reviews and presented his work internationally. He is the recipient of multiple teaching and professional awards, is an active lecturer; and is involved in several research projects in the areas of anticoagulation, critical care medicine, cardiovascular disease and pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics.