Zachary Rivers, PharmD

Zachary Rivers

Contact Info

Mobile Phone 802-383-8073

Office Address:
7-168 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota – College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems
7-159 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis MN 55455

PharmD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN, 2016

BS, Biochemistry, University of Vermont, Burlington VT, 2012


Zachary T. Rivers is pursuing a PhD in Social and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, where he previously earned his PharmD. His current research interests include economic evaluations of personalized/precision medicine, and integration of personalized/precision medicine into clinical practice. In addition to his academic and research pursuits, he works at the M Health Clinics and Surgery Center Masonic Cancer Clinic as an Oncology Clinical Pharmacist.

Awards & Recognition

Outstanding Pharmacy Student Award-Minnesota Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (2016)

Professional Associations

American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP)

American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

Minnesota Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (MSHP

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Hematology and Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA)



  1. Rivers Z, Oostra DR, Westholder JS, Vercellotti GM. Romidepsin-associated cardiac toxicity and ECG changes: A case report and review of the literature. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2016 Oct 5. pii: 1078155216673229. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27708192.
  2. Fikru B, Salsabili M, Rivers Z, Jacobson P, Schondelmeyer SWCoverage of Pharmacogenomic Tests Among Minnesota Health Insurance Plans. University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  3. Coles LD, Leppik IE, Patterson EE, Rivers Z, Mishra U, Cloyd JC. Use of IV fosphenytoin pharmacokinetics to determine the loading dose for a clinical trial of canine status epilepticus. Epilepsia. 2015 Jun;56(6):888-94. doi:10.1111/epi.12961. PubMed PMID: 25952988.
  4. Rivers Z, Xing C, Narayanapillai S (2016) Kava as a Pharmacotherapy of Anxiety Disorders: Promises and Concerns. Med chem 6:081-087. doi:10.4172/2161-0444.1000329



Teaching Assistant

PHAR 6736: Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy (Fall 2016)

PHAR 6756: Kidney, Fluid, and Electrolytes (Spring 2017)

PHAR 6772: Topics in Pharmacotherapy (Fall 2016)

PHAR 6774: Pharmacotherapy of Neurologic and Psychiatric Disorders (Fall 2016)

PHAR 7401: Acute Patient Care Practice Experience I (Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017)

PHAR 7421: Elective Practice Experience 1 (Summer 2016)