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Mark A. Munger, PharmD, FCCP

Mark A. Munger, PharmD, FCCP

Academic Information

Departments Senior Associate Dean for College Affairs - College of Pharmacy , Professor - Pharmacotherapy

Academic Office Information


Research Interests

  • Dr. Munger's current research interests are repurposing and advancing drugs for new therapeutic indications, data science applications of cardiovascular pharmacology, and developing community pharmacy into an integrated model of healthcare delivery.

Dr. Munger graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Pharmacy, received his Pharm.D. from the University of Illinois in Chicago and completed a Clinical Cardiovascular Pharmacology Research Fellowship from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. His current position is Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine (Cardiology) at the University of Utah where he joined the faculty in 1991. He is a Fellow in the University of Utah Academy of Health Science Educators. Dr. Munger is a Fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American College of Cardiology, and the Heart Failure Society of America. He has served as Chairman, University of Utah Institutional Review Board for 7 years (1999-2006); Chairman and Member, Utah State Board of Pharmacy; Chairman, Utah State Department of Health Digital Health Commission; the Utah State Controlled Substances Advisory Board; and a past member of the Utah State Cannabinoid Product Safety Board. He is the author of 270+ manuscripts and abstracts cited 30,000+ times. He has been invited to present 150+ times nationally and internationally in human cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology, human research regulatory affairs and professional pharmacy matters.


  • Module Leader, PHARM 6252- Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics I Introduction (Laboratory Testing and SOAP Notes; and Cardiovascular: Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Stable Ischemic Heart Disease, ACS/AMI, Heart Failure and Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Pathophysiology and Therapeutics, and Arrhythmia Therapeutics
  • PHARM 6220- Foundation of Pharmacokenetics and Pharmacodynamics Pharmacogenomics
  • PHARM 5130 Foundation of Immunology/Pathology Hypersensitivity Reactions



  • Member, Assessment Committee
  • Member, Curriculum Committee


  • Heart Failure Society of America Clinical Database Committee
  • American Association of College of Pharmacy Council of Sections Committee: Professional Credentialing Pharmacy
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting Abstract Reviewer
  • American College of Cardiology Scientific Session Abstract Reviewer
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Practice Section Mentorship Match


  • 2023 Heart Failure Society of America: Heart Failure-Certification Credential
  • 2018 Visiting Scholar: One Brave World, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2016 Fellow: Heart Failure Society of America
  • 2014 Fellow: University of Utah Academy of Health Sciences Educators
  • 2013 Teacher of the Year (P3 Class), College of Pharmacy
  • 2013, 2011 Visiting Scholar: Loma Linda University, Riverside, California
  • 2012, 2011 Visiting Scholar: Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
  • 2009 Utah Society of Health-System Pharmacists Presidential Leadership Award
  • 2008 Research Institute Special Recognition Award, American College of Clinical Pharmacy Board of Trustees
  • 2008 Alumni of the Year, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • 2008-2010 Utah Health-Systems Pharmacists Association President
  • 2007-2023 Member, ACC/AHA Task Force on Practice Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Stable Ischemic Heart Disease (SIHD)
  • 2007 American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) Clinical Pharmacy Post-Pharm.D. Fellowship in the Biomedical Research Sciences (Preceptor)
  • 2006 Visiting Scholar: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
  • 2005 University of Utah Presidential Outstanding Service Accommodation for Institutional Review Board Service 1999-2005.
  • 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 Nominated for Teacher of the Year, College of Pharmacy
  • 2005 Utah Pharmacists Association Merck Leadership Award
  • 2004 Visiting Scholar: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Chicago. Illinois
  • 2003 Visiting Scholar: Medtronix Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 2003 Visiting Scholar: University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 2002 Visiting Scholar: Auburn University College of Pharmacy
  • 2001 Visiting Scholar: University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy
  • 1999 Visiting Scholar: University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
  • 1997 Visiting Scholar: The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and the Medical College of Georgia
  • 1996 Fellow in American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • 1995 Teacher of the Year: Pharm.D. Class of 1995


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College of Pharmacy

Education History

Fellowship Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cardiovascular Pharmacology Research Fellowship
University of Illinois at Chicago
Doctor of Pharmacy
Undergraduate Oregon State University
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Patient Satisfaction With Venous Thromboembolism Treatment. Webb D, Kim K, Tak CR, Witt DM, Feehan M, Munger MA. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2019 Jan Dec;25:1076029619864663. doi: 10.1177/1076029619864663. PMID: 31402687 Free PMC article.

  2. Icosapent ethyl for treatment of elevated triglyceride levels. Nelson SD, Munger MA.Ann Pharmacother. 2013 Nov;47(11):1517-23. doi: 10.1177/1060028013504079. Epub 2013 Nov 5.PMID: 24259598 Review.

  3. Amoxapine cardiotoxicity. Munger MA, Effron BA. Ann Emerg Med. 1988 Mar;17(3):274-8. doi: 10.1016/s0196-0644(88)80122-7.
    PMID: 3345021

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