Robert L. Deamer, PharmD, BCPS, is a long-time resident of Thousand Oaks and has practiced in Ventura County for 30 years. Dr. Deamer received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California, and completed residency training at the UC San Francisco Health Sciences campus. Throughout his career, Dr. Deamer has been involved in medical drug education and drug utilization management, with a focus on the safe and effective use of medications. He served on the faculty at the UCLA-affiliated Family Medicine Residency Program at Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) for 15 years, and currently directs the Physician Drug Education Program for Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills.
Dr. Deamer has held faculty appointments at the USC, UCSF and UOP Schools of Pharmacy, and since 1989, as Asst. Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine. In 1991, Dr. Deamer became amongst the first clinical pharmacists in the nation to become board certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist.
Dr. Deamer has authored more than 20 published papers and book chapters in the areas of clinical therapeutics, adverse drug actions and interactions, geriatric pharmacotherapy, and pharmaco-epidemiology, and has lectured widely on these topics.
Dr. Deamer has been recognized with several teaching awards, as Outstanding Preceptor at the VCMC Family Medicine Residency Program (1989 and 1992), and at Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Pharmacy Residency Program (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011,& 2013).
Dr. Deamer was appointed by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors to serve on the county’s Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board between 2011-13, addressing mitigation of prescription drug abuse in Ventura County, and the provision of education on RX drug abuse prevention to our communities.