Dr. Michael Cawley Named Chair of Pharmacy Practice








The Temple University School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Cawley as Chair of Pharmacy Practice effective May 1, 2021.

Michael J. Cawley, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM, was most recently a Clinical Educator at Alosa Health, a nonprofit organization that develops and implements academic detailing programs to improve prescribing. Prior to this most recent position, Dr. Cawley was Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. In his 22-plus years at USciences culminating in 2020, Dr. Cawley also served as Vice Chair of Pharmacy Practice from 2014-2017. He also served as an adjunct clinical faculty member in the Department of Pharmacy, Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, Pennsylvania practicing in the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center and Shock Trauma/Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Units.  

Dr. Cawley has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts in critical care pharmacotherapeutics, including topics in pulmonary, infectious disease, cardiology, toxicology, and neurology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) associated with the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He has served on the editorial boards of several biomedical journals including Annals of Pharmacotherapy (Critical Care Editorial Section) and RT, The Journal for Respiratory Care Practitioners, and is a reviewer for Critical Care Medicine, Pharmacotherapy and Annals of Pharmacotherapy. In addition, he has been an invited national speaker, advisory board member, consultant, and speaker's bureau representative for the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Cawley received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (PCPS, now USciences). He completed a postdoctoral residency in Surgical Critical Care Pharmacy Practice at PCPS in conjunction with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. He also has 15 years of experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT).