Benjamin W Van Tassell, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, ASH-CHC
Department of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science
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  •   Smith Building, Room 636
  • School of Pharmacy
    Dept of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science

    410 N 12th Street
    P.O. Box 980533
    Richmond, VA 23298-0533
  •  (804) 828-4583
    (804) 828-0343
Benjamin Van Tassell is Vice-Chair for Clinical Research and Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science. He is currently completing a 4-year term as a VCU Blick Scholar and also serves as Vice-Chair on the VCU Institutional Review Board. He is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and maintains clinical certifications as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and American Society of Hypertension Certified Hypertension Clinician. Dr. Van Tassell is a past recipient of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy New Investigator Award (2013) and VCU School of Pharmacy Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Van Tassell maintains a research group in collaboration with the Division of Cardiology in the VCU School of Medicine that focuses on the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. He maintains a clinical practice site at the Center for Healthy Hearts in Richmond, VA.


  • B.A., Chemistry (University of Utah, 2001)
  • Pharm.D., (University of Utah, 2005)

Post-Graduate Training

  • Residency - Pharmacy Practice (UCSF, 2006)
  • Fellowship - Experimental Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy (University of Utah, 2008)

Professional and Scholarly Interests

  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertension
  • Early stage human clinical trials
  • Pilot clinical trials
  • Inflammation


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