Born and raised in Indonesia, Cynthia Lee ’19, PharmD, MS, BCPS, assistant clinical professor of pharmacy practice, was formerly a professional musician. Twice she represented Indonesia at the international level. A passion for science and health care redirected her path and inspired her to pursue a career in pharmacy.

While new to the faculty, Dr. Lee is not new to University of the Pacific. She completed Pacific’s Pharmacy Practice Fellowship. This unique program is designed for those interested in a career in academia. Fellows are equipped for teaching through immersive experiences and gain formal research training, preparing them for independent research. Fellows also earn a master of science in pharmacoeconomics, health care outcomes and clinical services.


“I love teaching at Pacific because I get to work with motivated pharmacy students,” said Dr. Lee. She also appreciates the opportunity to work with supportive colleagues who are experts in teaching, pharmacy practice and research. She credits her own success to the many mentors, preceptors and colleagues who have guided her through her educational journey and career.

Prior to coming to Pacific, Dr. Lee earned her bachelor of science in biochemistry from University of Minnesota Twin Cities and her doctor of pharmacy from University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Dr. Lee completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at University of Chicago Medicine.

She has a passion for travel, both internationally and within the United States. Within the past 10 years, she lived in six states and the District of Columbia. She enjoys trying new restaurants and sampling different cuisines. At home in the great outdoors, she enjoys hiking and camping.

By Anne Marie H. Bergthold
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