Philip D. Hansten

Philip Hansten is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. After receiving his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of California at San Francisco, he held positions in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at Stanford University School of Medicine (working with Professor Stanley N. Cohen) and at Washington State University. His books on drug interactions have sold over one million copies since 1971 and have been translated into 7 languages. He has lectured widely in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

Hansten received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the University of California San Francisco, School of Pharmacy in 1989, and received teaching awards from students at the University of Washington and Washington State University. He gave the 2007 commencement address at the UCSF School of Pharmacy (link to YouTube below).

He works in philosophy as well, and teaches philosophy of science. His YouTube lectures on Stoic philosophy have been widely viewed. (link to YouTube below) Hansten's faux booklet Lascivious Leucocephalus on mating bald eagles was featured on Stephen Colbert's The Colbert Report. (link below)