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Andrew S. Decker

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Professional Background

Andrew S. Decker, PharmD, BCPPS, earned a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from LeMoyne College before earning a doctorate of pharmacy degree from the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College. He completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Golisano Children's Hospital/Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center. After residency training, Kyle joined the pediatric pharmacy staff at the University of Rochester.

Andrew currently serves as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where he is involved with the clinical care of patients, training of new providers and learners across discipline, research, and medication safety/error reduction. His clinical interests include neonatal abstenance syndrome (NAS), ELBW/VLBW patients, and research.

He has been involved in residency training since completing his PGY1 training. Andrew serves as a preceptor for clinical rotations in NICU and pediatric emergency responce. He is also a member of the Pharmacy Research Committee, Resident Wellness Committee, and the Resident Advisory Committee. Additionally, Kyle has served in precepting research projects and presentations. Kyle preceptors both IPPE & APPE students from Wegmans School of Pharmacy and other area schools of pharmacy.



Bachelor of Science | Le Moyne College

Doctor of Pharmacy | St. John Fisher College; Wegmans School of Pharmacy

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/2015 - 06/2016
Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Residency - Pediatrics University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, NY


Journal Articles

Atkins JR, Lull ME, Decker AS, Hutchinson DJ. "Stability of Extemporaneously Prepared Sodium Benzoate Oral Suspension." . 2018 22(4):326-328.

Decker AS, Cipriano GC, Tsouri G, Lavigne JE. "Monitoring Pharmacy Student Adherence to World Health Organization Hand Hygiene Indications Using Radio Frequency Identification." American journal of pharmaceutical education.. 2016 Apr 25; 80(3):51.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Neonatal Pain Management
Book Title: Perinatal Palliative Care: A Clinical Guide
Author List: Jeffery M. Myers, Andrew S. Decker, Chris Tryon
Edited By: Erin M. Denney-Koelsch, Denise Cote-Arsenault
Published By: Springer Nature 2020

Chapter Title: Non-Pain Symptom Management
Book Title: Perinatal Palliative Care: A Clinical Guide
Author List: Patrick Hopkins, Jonna Marret, Rhonda Rusinko, Andrew S Decker, and Rita Dadiz
Edited By: Erin M. denney-Koelsch, Denise Cote-Arsenault
Published By: Springer Nature 2020