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

Gary N. Elsasser, PharmD, BCPS

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

Academic Appointments


  • Pharmacy Practice


  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • School of Medicine

Teaching Activity

  • Instructor of Record PHA 512 Acute Care Clerkship


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


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

Publications and Presentations


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Awards and Honors

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