School of Pharmacy

Douglas Black


Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Faculty

Telephone: (206) 685-0941


Office Location: H375-U


  • PharmD, Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University of Washington

Research Interests

  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Surveillance mechanisms

Courses Taught

  • Pharm 519: Pharmacotherapeutics for Infectious Disease & Infection
  • Pharm 559: Pharmacotherapeutics II


Dr. Black has been a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacy since 1989. He precepts pharmacy students and pharmacy residents in his role as a clinical staff pharmacist at the UW Medical Center’s Division of Infectious Diseases. Previously, he was a clinical staff pharmacist in oncology at UW Medical Center, working on medications for cancer patients. He also has taught pharmacology for nursing students at Seattle Pacific University.

In addition to teaching in the PharmD curriculum, Black teaches a class in medications for master’s-level nursing students, and he gives numerous guest lectures each quarter on treatment for infectious diseases, focusing on antibiotics. He has also taught numerous elective courses in pharmacy and a class for physician assistant students in the Medex program (the UW Physician Assistant degree program). In 2007, he received the UW’s Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2011, a group of pharmacy students and alumni raised the funds to create the Doug Black PharmD Endowed Award – a yearly scholarship which goes to a student who exemplifies Doug’s enthusiastic perspective on education.

Black has served as contributing editor for “The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy” since 2010.