School of Pharmacy

Allan Ellsworth

Professor, Department of Pharmacy; Professor, Department of Family Medicine/ Physician Assistant/MEDEX Program, UW Medicine

Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Faculty

Telephone: (206) 598-5618



  • PharmD, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (current University of the Sciences in Philadelphia)
  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Health Services, University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University of Utah
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Brigham Young University

Research Interests

  • Prevention therapy in primary care
  • Wilderness medicine

Courses Taught

  • Pharm 558: Nonprescription Drug Therapeutics
  • Pharm 560-562: Therapeutics


Allan Ellsworth is a professor with the Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, where he teaches both pharmacy and physician assistant students. He finished physician assistant training at the UW School of Medicine in 2003. He practices his brand of clinical pharmacy and medicine at Sky Valley Family Medicine, a rural family practice in Sultan, Wash. He previously practiced pharmacy and medicine in the UW Medicine Family Medical Center. His research interests include common primary-care problems and high-altitude medicine.

He has received the UW School of Pharmacy’s Wayne A. Kradjan Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, an award that goes to outstanding preceptors who are dedicated to acting as a role model and mentor. He is a member of the Washington State Pharmacy Association, Washington State Medical Association, American Academy of Physician Assistants and Washington State Academy of Physician Assistants.