Karen Falk, RPh, MBA

Adjunct Associate Professor

Department of Social, Behavioral and Administrative Sciences

Touro College of Pharmacy

Karen Falk has worked in Hospital and Health System Pharmacy Administration for 35 years, first as Supervisor and Assistant Director at Buffalo General Hospital (now part of Kaleida Health), then as Assistant Director of Pharmacy Operations at New York Hospital. She then became the Director of Pharmacy Operations at the Weill Cornell Medical Center site of New York Presbyterian Hospital, before finally becoming the Director of Pharmacy for Mount Sinai St. Luke's (now Mount Sinai Morningside).


MBA - Public Track, SUNY Buffalo School of Management, NY, 1984
BS - Pharmacy, SUNY Buffalo School of Pharmacy, NY, 1976

Recent Publications

President’s Message: Leadership, Planning, Pharmacy Professionalism, Work-Life Balance, and Teamwork. Journal of Pharmacy Practice, (23) 4, 377-378.
The Benefits of Working Together. Journal of Pharmacy Practice, (24)3, 351-353.

Recent Presentations

Controlled Substance Use and Abuse - Patient Safety Considerations. ACPE accredited presentation given at the NYSCHP, Jan Keltz, Winter Meeting, January 2010.
Seminar on Quality Assurance for Pharmacy Systems. Given to the PharmD class of SUNY Buffalo, June 1990.
In-service on Signs and Symptoms of Adverse Reactions to Psychotropic Medication. Given for the staff at Briarwood Manor, Lockport, NY, December 1989.


Professional Service

New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists (NYSCHP) in multiple capacities, including the elected offices of President of the Western Chapter, Director of Professional Affairs, and President of the NYSCHP.
Member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) since 1983 as a delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates, as a member of the Council on Public Policy, and as a member of the Board of Canvassers.

Teaching Responsibilities

SBAN 630 – Principles of Management
SBAN 670 – Management Principles Applied to Pharmacy Practice