Melissa E. Rotz, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Doctor of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of the Sciences
PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Residency, University of the Sciences


Dr. Melissa Rotz is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Temple University School of Pharmacy. She has a clinical practice site at Temple University Hospital where she rounds with the chief resident internal medicine teaching service.  Dr. Rotz earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA. She completed both of her post-graduate residency training programs at the University of the Sciences in conjunction with Cooper University Hospital. Also, during her PGY1 residency, she completed the Teaching Certificate program at University of the Sciences. Dr. Rotz coordinates the interprofessional education curriculum and teaches in the following courses: PY1 Introduction of Pharmacy Care, PY2 Communications, and PY3 Pharmacy Care Recitation. She serves as an internal medicine preceptor for APPE and IPPE students. Dr. Rotz’s research interests involve interprofessional education, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Rotz is an active member of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Selected Scholarly Activity

Rotz ME, Ganetsky VS, Sen S, Thomas TF. Implications of incretin-based therapies on cardiovascular disease. Int J Clin Pract. 2014 Nov 1. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.12572.

Rotz ME, Dueñas GG, Grover AB, Headly A, Parvanta CF. Exploring first-year pharmacy and medical students’ experiences during a longitudinal interprofessional education program. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. May-June 2015;7(3):302-311.

Rotz ME, Dueñas GG. "Collaborative-ready" students: Exploring factors that influence collaboration during a longitudinal interprofessional education practice experience. J Interprof Care. 2016;30(2):238-241.

Rotz ME, Dueñas GG, Zanoni A, Grover AB. Designing and Evaluating an Interprofessional Experiential Course Series Involving Medical and Pharmacy Students. Am J Pharm Educ. 2016;80(5):85.

Contact Information
Office location:  TUSP Room 150A
Mailing address: 3307 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Office Phone:  215-707-4943