Ernest Dole, Pharm.D., FASHP

At UNMH, Dr. Dole manages ambulatory care patients with chronic pain, as well as participating on an inpatient Pain Service.  Dr. Dole has twice been nominated for the NMSHP Pharmacist of the Year.  He has been the Chair of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Section of Home, Ambulatory and Chronic Care Practitioners and has served as a member on ASHP Councils and Task Forces.  He has been president of the New Mexico Society of Health-System Pharmacists.  Dr. Dole received the Volunteer Faculty of the Year Award and Preceptor of the Year Award from University of New Mexico Health Sciences College of Pharmacy in 2009.

Academic Position

  • Staff Pharmacist III, University of New Mexico Hospitals (UNMH), Department of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of New Mexico Health Sciences College of Pharmacy.


  • B.S. in Pharmacy,  Colorado, with honors
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Tennessee
  • ASHP accredited Clinical Pharmacy Practice residency, Memphis VAMC, 1988
  • Ninth Pharmacist Clinician in New Mexico, 1996
  • Recognized as an ASHP fellow, 1997
  • Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Pharmacotherapy exam, 1997
  • Certified Diabetes Educator, 2000

Clinical Focus

His research interests include the impact of culture on pharmaceutical care, substance abuse in the elderly, and obtaining federal recognition of pharmacists as healthcare providers.  His research interests with respect to chronic pain control include the effect of high opiate doses on testosterone levels, the effect of opiates on sleep apnea, and the use of non-opiate medications in the therapy of chronic non-cancer pain.

Ernie Dole, PharmD, FASHP

Ernest Dole, Pharm.D., FASHP