Chad Hatfield


  • Chief Pharmacy Officer
  • PGY1/PGY2 Director-Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership
  • Assistant Dean, UCSF School of Pharmacy


  • BS, Pacific University, 2001
  • PharmD., Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University, 2005
  • MHA, Simmons College of Management, 2013

Post-graduate Training:
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Scripps Mercy Medical Center, 2006-2007

Research Interests:
Pharmacy administration, operations management, clinical workflows and staff development/wellness

Practice Philosophy:
I like to see the big pictures and set an overall vision allowing the teams to get us to our new steady state.  Learners will be immersed into the highs and lows on pharmacy administration, allowing the learner to really experience the many things that leaders face day in and day out.  The learners will help drive the future of pharmacy practice through their engagement in project work that will carry on well after the learner has left the rotation.  The learner will explore how to balance large scale operations, while ensuring we have a patient centered focus and meeting the fiscal responsibilities. 

Rotations Precepted:

  • Executive Leadership (PGY1)
  • Executive Leadership (PGY2 Population Health)
  • Executive Leadership (PY2 HSPAL)

Dr. Chad Hatfield is board certified in pharmacotherapy.  He is the Chief Pharmacy Officer for UC Davis Health, which has ~500 staff supporting 13 operational pharmacies, the acute and ambulatory clinical services and 39 pharmacy residents.  Dr. Hatfield began his pharmacy career at Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center after graduating from pharmacy school where he found a passion for hospital practice.  Dr. Hatfield, then went back to complete a PGY1 residency with Scripps Mercy Medical Center in San Diego, California.  Upon completion, he accepted a Clinical Specialist position in Emergency Medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dr. Hatfield took his first formal leadership role at Emory University Hospital where he oversaw inpatient operations and PGY1 Acute Care Residency Program where he spent 4 years.  Dr. Hatfield then spent 6 years at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  During Dr. Hatfield’s tenure at UNC, he oversaw a variety of clinical and operations.  Since August 2018, Dr. Hatfield has held the position of Chief Pharmacy Officer at the UC Davis and Assistant Dean, UCSF School of Pharmacy.