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Pharmacy Practice


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 
College Promotion/Tenure/Evaluation
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

Professional Memberships

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


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Phone: +1 (701) 231-7589 / Fax: (701) 231-7606
Campus address: Sudro Hall 118A
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Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2660 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 11:50:45 AM