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Brian Gates

Brian Gates
Professor, Pharmacotherapy 509-358-7734 HSB 210L Spokane


Doctor of Pharmacy, Washington State University

Fellowships & Additional Training

Certified Geriatric Pharmacist

2-year fellowship in geriatrics through WSU and the Providence Visiting Nurse Association of Spokane (PVNA)

1-year residency in geriatrics, PVNA


  • Precepts APPE students at the PVNA continuously.
  • Instructor of record for the special populations course and instructs on other topics related to geriatrics in the first three years of the PharmD program.
  • He was voted teacher of the year for WSU PY4 students in 2014 and 2015.


Specialty: Geriatrics
Gates’ is a member of the WSU geriatrics research team and focuses on medication management in geriatrics.

Clinical Work

Consultant pharmacist for the PVNA, which is a unique pharmacist practice in homecare. Part of this service involves visiting people in their homes to help with any problems related to medications and collaborating with the interdisciplinary team at the PVNA.

Additional Information

He was awarded the Young Pharmacist of the Year from the Washington State Pharmacy Association in 2003. Gates served on the board of the Spokane Pharmacy Association from 2000-2004, including serving as president in 2003. He is a past president of the Washington State Chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. He was a contributing editor for the journal Advances in Pharmacy from 2002-2005.

updated 8/04/2016