Andrew Abe Masatoru

Clinical Assistant Professor
Primary office:
2010 Becker Drive, Drug Information

Dr. Andrew Abe, originally from Mililani Town, Hawaii, earned his undergraduate and Pharm.D. at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He completed a two-year fellowship in Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He manages the Drug Information Center and instructs Drug Information APPE students. He enjoys playing tennis and cooking local Hawaiian food.

Courses and Rotations

  • Drug Information
  • Literature Evaluation
  • Clinical Pharmacognosy

Professional Leadership and Service

  • Kappa Psi
  • ACCP, Drug Information PRN


  • Drug Information

Selected Publications

  • Abe A, Gregory P, Hein D, Risoldi Cochrane Z, Wilson A. Survey and Systematic Literature Review of Probiotics Stocked in Academic Medical Centers within the United States. Hosp Pharm. 2013;48(10):1-14
  • Gregory P, Hein D, Abe A, Risoldi Cochrane Z, Wilson A. Comparison of Vitamin D Label Dosing Recommendations to North American National Guidelines. J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2012;18(2):108-112.
  • Gregory P, Pettit R, Risoldi Cochrane Z, Wilson A, Abe A. Lovastatin Content of Commercially Available Red Yeast Rice Supplements. J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2012;17(2):104-107.

Selected Presentations

  • “Analysis of drug information resource utilization: development of a drug information impact factor for tertiary resources.” (Poster)
  • “Implementation of a Cloud Computing System for Documenting Drug Information Consultation Requests and Responses”

2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to needy Kansans during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU