Robert Sylvester, Pharm.D.
118R Sudro Hall
Doctor of Pharmacy, 1976
University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, 1971
South Dakota State University
Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Clinical Specialist, Oncology, Sanford Medical Center
Preceptor, Oncology clerkship
Preceptor, Oncology special projects clerkship
College Academic Affairs
Sanford Hospital: Oncology Formulary Subcommittee
Eastern Oncology Group - Pharmacy Committee
Chair, Pharmacists Protocol Review Committee
Univeristy Faculty Rights
University Conflict of Interest Advisory
The Annals of Pharmacotherapy - Editorial Board
Areas of Expertise
Pharmacotherapy of cancer patients, palliative care
-- Appropriate Use of Colony Stimulating Factors
American College of Clinical Pharmacy
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
American Society of Health System Pharmacists
North Dakota Society of Health System Pharmacists
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
Recent Peer-reviewed Publications
Sylvester RK, Schauer C, Thomas J, Steen P. Weisenberger A. Evaluation of methoadone absorption after topical administration to hospice patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2011:41;828-835.
Sylvester RK, Steen P, Tate JM, Mehta M, Petrich R, Berg A, Kolesar J. Temozolomide-induced severe myelosuppression: analysis of clinically-associated polymorphisms in two patients. Anti-Cancer Drugs 2011:22:104-110.
Sylvester RK, Roberg J, Roden W, Smithson K. Pharmacy Student Assessment of a Hospice-based Advanced Pharmacy Experience. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2009; 73(3) Article 44.
Khan S, Sylvester RK, Scott D, Pitts B. Physician Opinion About Responsibility for Out-of-Pocket Costs and Formulary Prescribing in Two Midwestern States. J Managed Care Pharmacy 2008; 14:780-89.
Sylvester, RK, Lindsay SM, Schauer C: The Conversion Challenge: From Intrathecal to Oral Morphine. J of Hospice Palliative Care Med 2004;21:143-7.
Recent Book Chapters
Sylvester, RK. Treatment of Breast Cancer. In: Sutton S.ed. NAPLEX Review Guide. McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division New York, NY, 2011
Sylvester, RK. Infections in Patients with Cancer. In: Brundage D, Chessman K, Dusworth S, et al. eds. Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program. 5th ed. Oncology. Kansas City, MO: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, April 2006
Recent Professional Papers/Abstracts
Placebo or Extra-Strength Placebo: An Evaluation of methadone Applied Topically to Hospice patients. Robert Sylvester, Pharm.D., accepted for scientific presentation at the NHPCO's 8th Clinical Team Conference, November 2007.
Student Assessment of a Hospice Advaned Practice Experience. Robert K. Sylvester, Wanda Roden-Kearney, Joanna Roberg, Karen Smithson. Presented at AACP Annual Meeting, July 2007
Sylvester RK, Schauer C, Thomas J, Weisenberger, Steen P. An Evaluation of the Bioavailability of Methadone Administered Transdermally in Hospice Patients. ACCP Spring Practice and Research Forum, Memphis, TN; April 2007
Pharmacy 535: Pharmacotherapy: Oncology
Pharmacy 581-583: Clinical Clerkship-Oncology