Chike Okolo, PharmD, BCPS

Adjunct Faculty

Chike Okolo, Pharm.D., BCPS, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice for the university. He completed a PGY-1 residency at the VA Northern California Healthcare System. His practice site is at the Volunteers of Medicine Southern Nevada (VMSN) Clinic in Las Vegas, where he typically provides clinical pharmacy services for patients with diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. In addition to providing patient care, Dr. Okolo also precepts APPE students on Ambulatory Care rotations.


  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, 2013 – 2014, ASHP Accredited, VA Northern California HealthCare System, Martinez, CaliforniaDoctor of
  • Pharmacy, 2013, Cum Laude, California Northstate University, College of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Science, Clinical Nutrition, 2009, University of California, Davis


  • Phi Delta Chi Professional Fraternity Inducted Dec 2019
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Nov 2016 – Present
  • Nevada Society of Health System Pharmacists (NVSHP) Aug 2016 – Present
  • California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Nov 2009 – Present
  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Aug 2012 – Present

Teaching Courses

  • PHAR 513: Clinical Immunology
  • PHAR 519: Psychiatry
  • PHAR 520: Neurology
  • PHAR 565: Pharmacist Patient Care Process II

Research & Publications Hightlights

Book Chapters

  • Okolo C. Ocular Pharmacology. In: McGraw Hill’s Naplex Review Guide, 4th ed. Sutton SS, ed. New
    York, NY: McGraw Hill Companies, Inc.; 2020
  • Okolo C. Bisphosphonates. In: Blueprints: Family Medicine, 4th ed. Lipsky M, ed. Philadelphia,
    PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2017

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Okolo C, Malmstrom R, Duncan K, Lopez J. Conversion from thrice- to twice daily pregabalin dosing
    for pain. Economic and clinical outcomes in a veteran population. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2015;
    72(suppl 2): S74

Non Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Okolo C. Pharmacists: Unsung heroes of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Vegas Inc Health Care
    Quarterly Vol 29, Summer 2020:18