Joe Saseen

Joseph Saseen PharmD

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

First Floor Room 1127C

Aurora, CO 80045

Joseph Saseen is Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and a Professor of Family Medicine. He also served as Vice Chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy for 10 years. Dr. Saseen has responsibilities for 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.

Dr. Saseen is a clinical pharmacist at the University of Colorado Health focusing on cardiovascular risk reduction and population health. He teaches cardiovascular pharmacotherapy and other topics related to primary care and has been the PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency program director since 1998. His scholarly work includes almost 200 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Dr. Saseen 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.

He enjoys presenting continuing education on the topics of dyslipidemia and hypertension at local, national, and international pharmacy and medical meetings. As a legal consultant, he has work on cases related to medication use, and has been an expert witness on legal cases including civil, criminal, malpractice, and patent claim. Dr. Saseen is Immediate Past President of the National Lipid Association (NLA). He is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-system Pharmacists, American Pharmacists Association, the American Heart Association, and the NLA.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

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


  • 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