Gary N. Elsasser, PharmD, BCPS
Gary N. Elsasser, PharmD, BCPS

Gary N. Elsasser, PharmD, BCPS

Professor
Vice Chair, Academic and Administrative Support, Department of Pharmacy Practice
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Pharmacy Practice

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • School of Medicine

Teaching Activity

  • Instructor of Record PHA 512 Acute Care Clerkship

Education

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center,Pharm.D.,6/77 - 5/80

Certifications

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, BCPS 29252, 1992 to 1999; recertified by continuing education 1999, recertified by examination 2006, 2013.

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Castillo, Shana, Begley, Kimberley, Hoie, Eric, Elsasser, Gary, Augustine, Sam Brown Bag' Simulations to Teach Drug Utilization Review, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 78, Article 40 (5 pages), 2014
  • 1. Castillo S, Begely K, Augustine A, Hoie E, Elsasser G. A novel approach to teaching drug utilization review through the use of brown bag scenarios in a pharmacy practice skills lab training sequence., American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 78(2), 1-5, 2014
  • 2. Knaack J, Elsasser GN, Cavalieri S, Preheim L. Destache CJ. Does Antibiotic De-escalation for Nosocomial Pneumonia Impact Intensive Care Unit Length of Stay?, Infectious Disease in Clinical Practice, 21(3), 172-175, 2013
  • Kavan MG, Elsasser GN, Barone EJ. Management of Acute Stress Disorder., American Family Physician, 86(7), 643-649, 2012
  • Kavan MG, Westerman GH, Elsasser GN, Turner PD. A Survey of Medical Student Gambling and its Implications for Medical School Educators and Program Development., Medical Science Educator, 22(3), 121-128, 2012
  • Elsasser, Gary N., Kavan, Michael G., Westerman, Gary H., Destache, Christopher J., Sexson, Emily, Turner, Paul D. A Survey of Pharmacy Students' Experiences With Gambling, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 74, 26-26, 2010
  • Westerman, Gary H., Elsasser, Gary N., Kavan, Michael G. Dental Student Experiences with Gambling: A Survey of Attitudes, Exposure, and Impact, Journal of Dental Education, 73, 934-941, 2009
  • Kavan, M., Elsasser, G., Barone, E. J. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, American Family Physician, 79, 785-791, 2009
  • Elsasser, G. N., Hoie, E. B., Destache, C., Monaghan, M. S. Availability of internet download lecture audio files on class attendance and examination performance, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 6, Article 3, 2009
  • Elsasser, G. N., Goodman, M. D., Destache, C. J., Frey, D. R., Hadi, Z. Preprinted Risk Assessment and Prophylaxis Order Form for Venous Thromboembolism, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 64, 1294, 2007
  • Elsasser, G. N., Hoie, E. B., Destache, C. J., Monagahan, M. S. Effect of Lecture Audio Files on Class Attendance and Examination Performance, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 70, Article 65, 2006
  • Elsasser GN, Monaghan MS. Implementation and usefulness of an internet web site to support provision of a large on-campus therapeutics course. Am J Pharmaceutical Education 2003;67(3):20., Am J Pharmaceutical Education
  • Monaghan M, Elsasser GN. Student Achievement Versus Reactions to Incorporating Performance-Based Assessments in a Therapeutics Course. Am J of Pharmaceutical Education 2002;66:Winter Supp, 93S., Am J Pharmaceutical Education
  • Asby SI, Elsasser GN, Ng RS, Daher PH. Retrospective outcome analysis of single agent (proton pump inhibitor or H2-receptor antagonist) versus combination therapy in patients with acute upper gastrointestinal bleed.  2000;35:231R, Am J Pharmaceutical Education
  • Destache CJ, Shinn B, Elsasser GN. An assessment of community acquired pneumonia. Pharmacotherapy 1995;15(1):100, Pharmacotherapy

Publications

  • Hoie EB, Elsasser G, Hayes M. Does Delivery Method of Lectures Affect Exam Performance of Web-based Pharmacy Students in a Therapeutics Course. (abstract).  2005;25(10): 1443., Annals of Pharmacotherapy

Presentations

  • An Antibiotic Review Part 2. Core Content Lecture, Department of Family Medicine, February 2, 2018., 2018
  • An Antibiotic Review Part 1. Core Content Lecture, Department of Family Medicine, January 19, 2018., 2018
  • An Introduction to Clinical Research. Core Content Lecture, Department of Family Medicine, October 20, 2017., 2017
  • Conducting Research During Residency. Family Medicine Intern Orientation, July 10, 2017., 2017
  • New Oral anticoagulants: Sorting Through the Differences, Core content Lecture, Department of Family Medicine, January 20, 2016, 2016
  • Monaghan MS, Malesker M., Ryan-Haddad A, Packard K, Elsasser GN, Hawkins K, Bredencamp ND, Carrico C, Connoelly S. Development and Assessment of an Interprofessional Education Simulation for Pharmacy and Nurse Practitioner Students., American Academy of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, July 2015., 2015
  • Drug Interactions and Psychiatric Medications: Sifting Through Trivia to Find the Significant. Psychiatry in Primary Care: An Essential Update. Omaha, NE February 6, 2015., 2015
  • Drug Interactions and Psychiatric Medications: Sifting Through Trivia to Find the Significant. Psychiatry in Primary Care: An Essential Update. Omaha, NE February 6, 2015., 2015
  • BPH: New Options for Drug Therapy Management.” Core Content Lecture, Department of Family Medicine, February 14, 2014., 2014
  • BPH: New Options for Drug Therapy Management. Core Content Lecture, Department of Family Medicine, February 14, 2014., 2014
  • “A Practical Review of Antibiotics.” Core Content Lecture, Department of Family Medicine, July 26, 2013., 2013
  • “A Practical Review of Antibiotics.” Core Content Lecture, Department of Family Medicine, July 26, 2013., 2013
  • Good and Bad Combinations of Antihypertensive Drugs.” Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, Department o Family Medicine, Sept. 28, 2012., 2012
  • “Good and Bad Combinations of Antihypertensive Drugs.” Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, Department o Family Medicine, Sept. 28, 2012., 2012
  • Elsasser GN, Loran P, Destache CJ. Identify an Optimal Dose of Vancomycin in Obese Patients. Annual Meeting American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA October 9-12, 2011., 2011
  • Destache CJ, Knaak E, Elsasser GN, Cavalieri SJ, Preheim L. Antibiotic De-Escalation for ICU Pneumonia: What is the Impact? International Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Cehmotherapy, Chicago, Il. Sept, 2011., 2011
  • Peck A, Elsasser GN, Foral P. A faculty-initiated mentoring program for fourth year pharmacy students seeking postgraduate training. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, July 9-13, 2011., 2011
  • “Parenteral Nutrition.” Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, September 10, 2010., 2010
  • “The Who, What, & How of Informed Consent and HIPAA.” Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, February, 2010., 2010
  • “Creating a Poster for a Professional Presentation.” Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, August 21, 2009., 2009
  • Elsasser GN, Christensen KR, Spangler M, Clark B, Davis R, Young WW. Facilitating Distance Student Participation on a Pharmacy Admission Committee via Web-Cam Technology. 110th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Boston, MA July 18-22, 2009., 2009
  • Elsasser GN, Nystrom KK, Padron V, Vanden-Bosch A, Singh S. Use of Web-Enabled Proprietary Software to Disseminate Admission Application Files. 110th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Boston, MA July 18-22, 2009., 2009
  • Elsasser GN, Wilson A, Gregory P, Moore F, Johnson K, Johnson L. A Distance-Based Pathway Leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree: 5 Years of Admission Characteristics. 110th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Boston, MA July 18-22, 2009., 2009
  • Kavan MG, Westerman GH, Elsasser GN, Huggett KD, Jeffries WB. “Gambling and Its Impact on Medical Student Personal Well Being.” International Association for Medical Education, annual conference, Prague, CZ September 1-5, 2008., 2008
  • “Principles of Study Design.” Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, August 22, 2008., 2008
  • “The Who, What, & How of Informed Consent and HIPAA.” Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, May 7, 2008., 2008
  • “New Drugs for the Family Medicine Physician.” Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, January 4, 2008., 2008
  • “Creating Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Formulas.” Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, September 21, 2007., 2007
  • Jones RM, Skrabal MZ, Augustine SC, Elsasser GN, Malesker MA. “Standardizing Assessment of Student Performance during Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs).” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. July 18, 2007., 2007
  • Jones RM, Skrabal MZ, Augustine SC, Elsasser GN, Malesker MA. “Standardizing Assessment of Student Performance during Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs).” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. July 17, 2007., 2007
  • Jones RM, Skrabal MZ, Augustine SC, Elsasser GN, Malesker MA. “Standardizing Assessment of Student Performance during Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs).” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. July 16, 2007., 2007
  • Jones RM, Skrabal MZ, Augustine SC, Elsasser GN, Malesker MA. “Standardizing Assessment of Student Performance during Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs).” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. July 15, 2007., 2007
  • Jones RM, Skrabal MZ, Augustine SC, Elsasser GN, Malesker MA. “Standardizing Assessment of Student Performance during Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs).” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. July 14, 2007., 2007
  • Elsasser GN, Kavan MG, Westerman GH. “Pharmacy Student Experiences with Gambling: A Survey of Attitudes, Exposure and Impact. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. July 14-18, 2007., 2007
  • New Drugs Update.” Primary Care Update, May 25-27, 2007 Okoboji, IA., 2007
  • An Antibiotic Review for Family Physicians. Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, April 27, 2007., 2007
  • Writing it Right: Do’s and Don’ts of Prescription and Order Writing. Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, Aug 18, 2006., 2006
  • Elsasser GN, Hoie EB, Destache CJ, Monaghan MS. “Effect of Lecture Audio Files on Class Attendance and Examination Performance. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 11, 2006., 2006
  • Elsasser GN, Hoie EB, Destache CJ, Monaghan MS. “Effect of Lecture Audio Files on Class Attendance and Examination Performance. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 10, 2006., 2006
  • Elsasser GN, Hoie EB, Destache CJ, Monaghan MS. “Effect of Lecture Audio Files on Class Attendance and Examination Performance. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 9, 2006., 2006
  • Elsasser GN, Hoie EB, Destache CJ, Monaghan MS. “Effect of Lecture Audio Files on Class Attendance and Examination Performance. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 8, 2006., 2006
  • “Initiating a Parenteral Nutrition Formula: Assessment to Infusion” Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, October 21, 2005., 2005
  • “Pharmacologic Options for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.” Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, October 14, 2005, 2005
  • “Current and Future Treatment Options for the Osteoporosis Patient.” Nebraska Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, July 15, 2005, North Platte, NE., 2005
  • “New Drugs Update ” Primary Care Update, May 27, 2005, Okoboji, IA., 2005
  • “Drugs Acting on The CNS.” Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, February 18, 2005., 2005
  • “Use of Pressor Agents in Hypotensive States.” Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, December 21, 2004., 2004
  • “An Antibiotic Overview, Part II.” Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, August 26, 2004., 2004
  • “An Antibiotic Overview, Part I.” Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, August 24, 2004., 2004
  • “Oral Alternatives for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.” Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, November 21, 2003., 2003
  • Vuchetich PJ, Malone P, Elsasser GN, Bensman M. “Expanding Access to Underserved Populations with a Web-Based Doctor of Pharmacy Pathway.” Sloan-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks. Orlando, Florida, November 16, 2003., 2003
  • Elsasser GN, Monaghan MS. “Implementation and Usefulness of an Internet Web Site to Support Provision of a Large On-campus Therapeutics Course.” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. July 21, 2003., 2003
  • Elsasser GN, Hoie EB, Destache CJ, Monaghan MS. “Effect of Lecture Audio Files on Class Attendance and Examination Performance. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 12, 2006., 2003
  • “New Drugs Update.” Primary Care Update, Okoboji, IA., May 25th, 2003, 2003
  • “Oral Alternatives for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.” Primary Care Update, Okoboji, IA., May 25th, 2003., 2003
  • “Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Major Depressive Disorder: Pharmacology and Therapeutic Use Guidelines.” Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, March 14, 2003., 2003
  • “Oral Agents for Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.” Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, November 15, 2002., 2002
  • “An Antibiotic Review.” Core Content Lecture, Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Family Practice, August 23, 2002., 2002
  • “Adverse Drug Events and Medication Errors.” Core Content Lecture, St. Joseph Hospital, Department of Family Practice, February 1, 2002., 2002
  • "New Drug Update." 2001 Primary Care Update, Village East Resort, Okoboji, IA. May 25, 2001., 2001
  • "Drug Interactions with Herbal Medications." 2001 Primary Care Update, Village East Resort, Okoboji, IA. May 25, 2001., 2001
  • "Gram Positive Resistance: Focus on Linezolid." Southwest Iowa Pharmacists Association Meeting, December 13, 2000., 2000
  • "Oral Drug Therapy for Type II Diabetes Mellitus." Core Content Lecture, St. Joseph Hospital, Department of Family Practice, September 22, 2000., 2000
  • "Total Parenteral Nutrition for the Family Practitioner." Core Content Lecture, St. Joseph Hospital, Department of Family Practice, August 18, 2000., 2000
  • "Drug Therapy for Hypotensive States." Core Content Lecture, St. Joseph Hospital, Department of Family Practice, August 2, 2000., 2000
  • "CNS Drugs: A Primer for Family Physicians." Core Content Lecture, St. Joseph Hospital, Department of Family Practice, May 16, 2000., 2000
  • "Drugs Acting on the CNS." Clinical Psychologists education Series. Douglas County Department of Corrections. March 14, 2000., 2000
  • "New Drug Update." 1999 Primary Care Update, Village East Resort, Okoboji, IA. May 28, 1999, 1999
  • " An Antibiotic Update." 1999 Primary Care Update, Village East Resort, Okoboji, IA. May 28, 1999, 1999
  • "Beedies; The Latest Fad Among Adolescent Smokers." Interview, KETV News, May 11, 1999., 1999
  • "A Smoking Cessation Study for Teenagers." Interview, KETV News March 30, 1999., 1999
  • "A Smoking Cessation Study for Teenagers." Interview, KPTM Fox News, March 30, 1999., 1999
  • "Commonly Used Drugs During Labor and Delivery." Core Content Lecture, St. Joseph Hospital, Department of Family Practice, February 18, 1999., 1999
  • "Use of Parenteral Nutrition and the Family Practitioner." Core Content Lecture, St. Joseph Hospital, January 12, 1999., 1999
  • "New Drugs Update." Primary Care Update, Omaha, NE, November 20, 1998., 1998
  • "Types of Monitoring in Diabetes Mellitus." Creighton University, Diabetes Mellitus: A Certificate Program for Pharmacists. June, 27, August 8 and September 19, 1998., 1998
  • "Gestational Diabetes." Creighton University, Diabetes Mellitus: A Certificate Program for Pharmacists. June, 27, August 8 and September 19, 1998, 1998
  • "Use of Misprostolol in Labor Induction." Pharmacy Lunch 'N Learn, St. Joseph Hospital, August 14, 1998., 1998
  • "Diabetes Mellitus: OSHA Guidelines." Creighton University, Diabetes Mellitus: A Certificate Program for Pharmacists. August 8, 1998., 1998
  • "Outpatient Antibiotic Use." Creighton University, Department of Family Practice, Core Content Lecture. St. Joseph Hospital, August 4, 1998., 1998
  • "Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus: ADA Central Guidelines." Creighton University, Diabetes Mellitus: A Certificate Program for Pharmacists. June, 27, August 8 and September 19, 1998., 1998
  • "New Drugs Update." Primary Care Update, Okoboji, IA, May 23, 1998., 1998
  • "A Review of Recently Released Drugs." Pharmacy Lunch 'N Learn, St. Joseph Hospital, May 1, 1998., 1998
  • "Antibiotic Treatment of Common Infections." Creighton University, Department of Family Practice, Core Content Lecture. St. Joseph Hospital, October 21, 1997., 1997
  • "Protease Inhibitors and Drug Interactions." Pharmacy Lunch 'N Learn, St. Joseph Hospital, August 12, 1997., 1997
  • "Prescription Writing: Writing it Right!." Creighton University, Department of Family Practice, Core Content Lecture. St. Joseph Hospital, July 3, 1997., 1997
  • "Therapeutic Options for the Alcohol Abuse." June 13, 1997. St. Joseph Hospital, Pharmacy Lunch 'N Learn, St. Joseph Hospital,, 1997
  • "Parenteral Nutrition." Creighton University, Department of Family Practice, Core Content Lecture. June 10, 1997., 1997
  • "TB in the 90's and Multidrug Resistance." Creighton University, Department of Family Practice, Core Content Lecture. April 1, 1997, 1997
  • "Leukotrienes and Asthma." Creighton University, Department of Family Practice, Core Content Lecture. March 14, 1997., 1997
  • "Adverse Drug Reactions in Hospitalized Patients." St. Joseph Hospital, Pharmacy Lunch 'N Learn. February 7, 1997, 1997
  • Peters LL, Elsasser GN, Theesen KA, Young WW. “A Computerized Patient Encounter Tracking System for Pharm.D. Students on Clinical Clerkships.” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Toronto, Canada, 1986.
  • Kirchain WR, Elsasser GN, Karnik KA. “A Computerized Scenario-Question Database and Test Assembly Software in a Pharmacy Curriculum.” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Portland, Oregon, 1989.
  • Kavan MG, Leak GK, Elsasser GN. Petrovich M, Galas C, Barone EJ. “Depression in Family Practice: Physician Prescribing Habits.” WONCA 13th World Conference on Family Medicine, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1992.
  • Evans ER, Lopez L, Elsasser GN, Moore V. “Alcohol Consumption Followed by NSAID Intake - Effects on Renal Function.” North American Primary Care Research Group 15th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1987.
  • A 78-Year Old White Female.” An Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds. Creighton University Medical Center, October, 2004.
  • “A 78-Year Old White Female.” An Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds. Creighton University Medical Center, January 2004.
  • “Quinalone Antibiotics.” Core Content Lecture, St. Joseph Hospital, Department of Family Practice, April, 2001

     
  • “Quinalone Antibiotics.” Core Content Lecture, St. Joseph Hospital, Department of Family Practice, April, 2001

     
  • "Cephalosporins: First to Fourth Generation" Core Content Lecture, St. Joseph Hospital, Department of Family Practice, December, 2000.
  • "JNC VI Guidelines and the Hypertensive Patient." Core Content Lecture, St. Joseph Hospital, Department of Family Practice, October, 2000.
     

Awards and Honors

  • “Excellence in Teaching”, Creighton University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, 2015