Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee


  • Review and evaluate requests for HPSM formulary additions from practitioners in the community
  • Evaluate policies and procedures pertaining to pharmacy practice
  • Identify problems and issues for the attention of the Commission and HPSM staff


The Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee consists of 13 members comprised of the Pharmacist Commissioner, contracting pharmacists and a psychiatrist.

Jack Tayan, ChairConsultant
George Pon, RPhCommissioner-Pharmacist
Jonathan Han, Pharm.DContracting Pharmacist
Barbara LiangContracting Pharmacist
Niloofar Zabihi, Pharm.DContracting Pharmacist, SMMC Providers
Varsha Gadgil, RPhContracting Pharmacist
Jaime Chavarria, M.D.Contracting Physician
Lena Osher, M.D. Psychiatrist

Vacant positions: Contracting Pharmacist (2), Contracting Physician (2), Contracting Physician - SMMC.

Committee meetings

When: Bi-monthly on the 2nd Wednesday from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. 

San Mateo Medical Center 
Boardroom (2nd floor) 
222 W 39th Ave 
San Mateo, CA 94403

For more information about this meeting, call the Clerk of the Commission at 650-616-0050.