Lawrence P. Carey, PharmD

Adjunct Professor, Physician Assistant Studies

B.S. in Pharmacy- Temple University, 1989
PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) Temple University School of Pharmacy, 1993
Postgraduate residency at Temple University Hospital, 1994


Licensed Pharmacist, State of PA

Critical Care Pharmacy, Ambulatory and Home Care Pharmacy, Home Infusion (infectious disease and nutritional support)

Academic and Research Interests:
TPN, Infusion therapy, home care pharmacy, interdisciplinary education

PA Program Courses Taught:

Pharmacotherapeutics, Pharmacotherapeutics Seminar

Biographical Summary:
Dr. Carey had spent the majority of his clinical career in ambulatory care and home care pharmacy practice, first as a clinical pharmacist, then as a coordinator and supervisor of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's home infusion service in Philadelphia, with primary practice areas of infectious diseases and nutritional support. During that time, he developed a semester-long course on the practice of home infusion therapy for doctor of pharmacy candidates at Temple University School for Pharmacy, and has taught the course since its inception. Dr. Carey came to Philadelphia University's PA program after serving as senior medical information specialist at a leading medical education and communications firm.

After transitioning to PA education, Dr. Carey initially taught the Pharmacotherapeutics courses as well as Pathophysiology.  He became Academic Coordinator, then Associate Program Director.  He took over as the Philadelphia University PA Program Director in 2010 after 8 years of experience in Physician Assistant education.  He left full-time work at Philadelphia University in late 2012 to return to Temple University to teach pharmacy students and work clinically at the hospital where he trained.  He still works with the Physician Assistant students at Philadelphia University in the Pharmacotherapeutics courses.

In his spare time, Dr. Carey enjoys cheering on the Philadelphia sports teams, visiting national baseball parks with his son, and spending time with his family.


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