University of Nebraska Medical Center

Bryan Alexander, PharmD

Pharmacist Coordinator, Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Program – Nebraska Medicine
Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship – Nebraska Medicine


Bryan Alexander

2003 B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

2007 Pharm.D., University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD 

Postdoctoral Training

2007-2008 Pharmacy Practice Residency 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO 


2008-2009 Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO 


Board of Pharmacy Specialties 

  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) – 2010 
  • Board Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist (BCIDP) – 2019 

American Academy of HIV Medicine 

  • Credentialed HIV Pharmacist (AAHIVP) – 2012 
Honors and Awards

2021 Pharmacist of the Year 

  • Nebraska Medicine, Department of Pharmaceutical & Nutrition Care 

2013-2014 Outstanding Preceptor Award 

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy 

2010-2011 Preceptor of the Year Award 

  • University of Virginia Health System Pharmacy Residency Program 

2006 ASHP Clinical Skills Competition Local Champion / National Representative 

  • University of Maryland School of Pharmacy 

2002-2003 National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Grant 

  • B.A. Thesis – “Mapping and Characterization of LAP1, a Gene Involved in Multiple Aspects of Fertilization in Arabidopsis thaliana 
Membership in Professional Societies

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) 

Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) 

Publications, Abstracts, and Edited Works

Alexander BT, Bergman SJ. Bone and Joint Infections. In: DiPiro JT, et al, eds. Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach. 12th ed. (in press). 

Mowrer C, Lyden E, Matthews S, Abbas A, Bergman S, Alexander BT, Van Schooneveld TC, Stohs EJ. Beta-lactam allergies, Surgical Site Infection, and Prophylaxis in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients at a Single Center: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Transpl Infect Dis 2022 (in press). 

Cortés-Penfield N, Cawcutt K, Alexander BT, Meyer Karre VM, Balasanova AA. A Proposal for Addiction and Infectious Diseases Specialist Collaboration to Improve Care for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder and Injection Drug Use Associated Infective Endocarditis. J Addict Med 2021 (in press). 

Malashock C, Keifer A, Reisbig K, Reha C, Alexander BT. Pharmacist Outreach Program for COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Distribution. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2021; 78(13): 1172-75. 

Mahoney MV, Alexander BT, Rivera CG, Ryan KL, Childs-Kean LM. A Prescription for an Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Rotation for Pharmacy Residents. J Am Coll Clin Pharm 2021; 4: 234-44. 

Cortés-Penfield N, LeMaster M, Alexander BT. Implementation of a Telehealth-based OPAT Early Post-discharge Clinic May Reduce Hospital Readmissions. IDWeek. October 2021. Abstract #606. 

Jantrakul NA, Miller M, Alexander BT, Van Schooneveld TC, Bergman SJ. Implementation of Bayesian Software for Vancomycin Dosing Integrated into an Electronic Medical Record. IDWeek. October 2021. Abstract #609. 

Miller M, Kreikemeier E, Stohs E, Van Schooneveld TC, Alexander BT, Bergman SJ. Flucytosine Utilization and Dosing Practices at an Academic Medical Center. IDWeek. October 2021. Abstract #161. 

Mahoney MV, Ryan KL, Alexander BT. Evaluation of OPAT in the Age of Antimicrobial Stewardship. Curr Treat Options Infect Dis 2020; 12(2): 158-77. 

Chanas T, Hockman R, Rice T, Cox-Hall H, Mallow-Corbett S, Alexander BT. Clinical and Procedural Evaluation of a Pharmacy Pharmacokinetic Consult Service. J Pharm Pract 2020; 33(5): 618-27. 

Young B, Bergman SJ, Van Schooneveld TC, Cortés-Penfield NW, Alexander BT. Evaluation of Addition of Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy and Orthopedic ID Resources to Transitions-of-Care Outcomes. IDWeek. October 2020. Oral abstract presentation #O-126. 

Alexander BT, Bergman SJ, Van Schooneveld TC, Cortés-Penfield NW. Significant Institutional Cost Savings from OPAT-Facilitated Discharge for Patients with Challenging Situations. IDWeek. October 2020. Abstract #624. 

Marcelin JR, Keintz M, Ma J, Stohs EJ, Alexander BT, Bergman SJ, Van Schooneveld TC. Impact of Clinician Specialty on the Use of Oral Antibiotic Therapy for Definitive Treatment of Uncomplicated Bloodstream Infections. IDWeek. October 2020. Abstract #289. 

Watkins AB, Amaya LM, Wolfe ME, Schoen JC, Stohs EJ, May S, Van Schooneveld TC, Rupp ME, Alexander BT, Bergman SJ. Use of a Beta-Lactam Graded Challenge Process at an Academic Medical Center. International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections. Atlanta, GA. March 2020. Abstract #198. [Accepted, but not presented due to COVID-19 pandemic] 

Anthone J, Boldt D, Alexander BT, Carroll C, Ased S, Schmidt D, Vivekanandan R, Destache CJ. Implementation of a Health-System Wide Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in Omaha, NE. Pharmacy 2019; 7(4): 156. 

Watkins AB, Schoen JC, Wolfe ME, Alexander BT, Van Schooneveld TC, Stohs EJ, Bergman SJ. Appropriateness of Aztreonam Use After Education and Implementation of a Beta-Lactam Graded Challenge Process. Vizient Consortium. Las Vegas, NV. December 2019. Abstract #196B. 

Wang J, Alexander BT, Bergman S, Ma J, Stohs EJ, Van Schooneveld TC, Marcelin JR. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program: Audit and Feedback for Continued Improvement. IDWeek. Washington, D.C. October 2019. Abstract #1066.  

Boldt D, Anthone J, Alexander BT, Ased S, Carroll C, Schmidt D, Destache C, Vivekanandan R. Implementation and Results of a Health-System Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. IDWeek. Washington, D.C. October 2019. Abstract #1069. 

Donohue L, Cox-Hall HL, Alexander BT, Mathers A. Impact of a Rapid Diagnostic Tool and Infectious Diseases Physician Intervention on Therapy and Outcomes in Streptococcal Bloodstream Infections. UHC Pharmacy Council Conference. New Orleans, LA. December 2015.  

Morris AL, Watts NL, Alexander BT, Bowers EP, Donowitz G, Douvas M. Evaluation of Antifungal Treatment in Newly Diagnosed, Relapsed, and Refractory Acute Leukemia Patients. Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association Annual Conference. Austin, TX. March 2015. 

Restrepo C, Schmitt S, Backstein D, Alexander BT, Babic M, Brause BD, Esterhai JL, Good RP, Jorgensen PH, Lee P, Marculescu C, Mella C, Perka C, Pour AE, Rubash HE, Saito T, Suarez R, Townsend R, Tozun IR, Van den Bekerom MP. Antibiotic Treatment and Timing of Reimplantation. J Orthop Res 2014; 32(1) Suppl.: 136-40. 

Kazmi H, Ally W, Alexander BT, Campolieto M, Brayman K, Agarwal A, Sifri CD. Opportunistic Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Patients on Minimally-Dosed Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim Prophylaxis. Infectious Disease Society of America Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. October 2013. Abstract #41578. 

Alexander BT, Marschall J, Tibbetts RJ, Neuner EA, Dunne WM Jr, Ritchie DJ. Treatment and Clinical Outcomes of Urinary Tract Infections Caused by KPC-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in a Retrospective Cohort. Clin Ther 2012; 34(6): 1314-23. 

Alexander BT, Hladnik LM, Augustin KM, Casabar E, McKinnon PS, Reichley RM, Ritchie DJ, Westervelt P, Dubberke ER. Use of Cytomegalovirus Intravenous Immune Globulin for the Adjunctive Treatment of Cytomegalovirus in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients. Pharmacotherapy 2010; 30(6): 554-61. 

Ritchie DJ, Alexander BT, Finnegan PM. New antimicrobial agents for use in the ICU. Infect Dis Clin N Amer 2009; 23(3): 665-81.