Lynn Marie Tu, PharmD
Washington State Board of Pharmacy
Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society, from Washington State University, College of Pharmacy.
“I feel that I have been immersed in health care my whole life. Not only are many of my family members health care providers (dentists, pharmacists, physicians, etc), but many of them have lost their lives to cancer and cardiovascular concerns. My father had a miraculous recovery from cancer when I was five years old, and 18 years ago, my twin brothers were born dangerously premature.
"This relentless exposure to disease, hospitals, allied healthcare providers, pharmacists, and physicians, left me passionate about learning, committed to helping, respectful of the speed and power of diseases, diligent about diagnosis and treatment of illness, and humbled by my own genetic vulnerability. Preoccupied by these emotions and instincts, I sought a career in healthcare.”
Dr. Tu has a special interest in cardiology, including anticoagulation and lipid management, as well as health risk reduction and health education. Her goal is to keep patients healthy by emphasizing preventive care, immunizations, and healthy nutrition and lifestyles.
When she’s not practicing, Dr. Tu enjoys amusement parks, hiking, hot yoga, rowing, running, traveling, weight lifting, and participating in athletics. Most importantly, she cherishes spending time with her young son, and family and friends.
“Taking care of patients is a privilege. I believe in developing a partnership with my patients and their families, and/or caregivers, in order to provide an individualized care plan, in collaboration with physicians and other members of the care team. I strive to educate patients in order to help them understand the basis, consequences and treatment of their diseases. Through an understanding of their disease state and available treatment options, patients can be empowered to be advocates of their own health, leading to improved health outcomes.”
While pursuing her undergraduate and graduate degrees, Dr. Tu was involved in clinical organic synthesis research.
Vietnamese and Spanish
Pharmacy preceptor to students and residents since 2014; former teaching assistant and lecturer for the Department of Chemistry, Washington State University and Oregon State University.
Dr. Tu is involved in domestic and international health volunteer opportunities, a transitional home for women, homeless shelters for adults and teens, American Cancer Society, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, HIV/AIDS organizations, community health screenings and education, as well as volunteering at her son’s elementary school. While in undergraduate and graduate school, she was also involved in many volunteer organizations, as well as being the community service chair.
Dr. Tu is a member of the following professional organizations: American Pharmacist Association (APhA), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), and Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA). While in undergraduate and graduate school, she was also involved in many professional organizations as well.
While receiving her undergraduate and graduate education, Dr. Tu was the recipient of many academic scholarships and was selected to various honor societies, including the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society. In 2007, Dr. Tu was awarded the APhA-APPM Presentation Merit Award for her research, Utilizing USP to improve the quality and sterility of radiopharmaceuticals without costly facility modifications, at the national APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition.
Tu LM, Gattas F, and Smit D. Utilizing USP to Improve the Quality and Sterility of Radiopharmaceuticals Without Costly Facility Modifications. J Am Pharm Assoc, Mar/Apr 2007, vol. 47, no. 2.