Joe Saseen

Joseph Saseen PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CLS

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor
  • Department of Clinical Pharmacy


Primary Phone:303-724-2656

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

12850 East Montview Boulevard

Mial Stop: C238

Office: V20-1127C

Aurora, CO 80045

I am the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and am a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and a Professor of Family Medicine. For 10 years, I was the Department of Clinical Pharmacy Vice Chair, and for 25 years the program director for the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency. 

As the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, enhancing the school’s clinical enterprise, further developing sustainable clinical service models, and advocating for advancing the practice of pharmacy in the State of Colorado are my primary roles. I am responsible for maintaining clinical partner (e.g., CU Medicine, Family Medicine, University of Colorado Hospital) relationships and oversee international partnerships for clinical advancement, education, and other collaborations.

As a Professor, I am a clinical pharmacist at the University of Colorado Health focusing on cardiovascular risk reduction and population health. I teach cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, with a focus on dyslipidemia and hypertension, and other topics related to primary care. My scholarly work includes over 200 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. I was the lead author for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2017 guideline on Clinical Pharmacists Competencies, was a member of the writing group for the 2018 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology cholesterol management guidelines, and the 2022 National Lipid Association Statin Intolerance Scientific Statement.

I enjoy presenting continuing education on the topics of dyslipidemia and hypertension at local, national, and international pharmacy and medical meetings. As a legal consultant, I work on cases related to medication use, and have been an expert witness on legal cases including civil, criminal, malpractice, and patent claims. I am a Past President of the National Lipid Association (NLA) and am a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-system Pharmacists, American Pharmacists Association, and the American Heart Association. I was also named a Master of the the NLA.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Ambulatory Care Research Fellowship; University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • Doctor of Pharmacy; State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy; State University of New York at Buffalo


  • Bowl of Hygeia Community Service Award; Colorado Pharmacists Society (2022)
  • University of Colorado: Chancellor's Teaching Recognition Award (2022)
  • American Pharmacists Association Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award (2020)
  • Pharmacy Residency Excellence Program Award, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (2019)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Cardiology PRN Best Paper Recognition Award (2019)
  • Presidents Service Award; National Lipid Association (2018)
  • Winner; Innovations in Teaching Competition, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2016)
  • Outstanding Instructor; University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, Class of 2017 (2015)
  • Education Award; American College of Clinical Pharmacy (2014)
  • American Association of Medical Colleges Clinical Innovation Challenge Award (2014)
  • Teacher of the Year Award; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency (2012)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network Achievement Award (2011)
  • University of Colorado: Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award (2011) 


  • Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine

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