Pharmacy Practice

Focus: Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

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Michael R. Brodeur, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP


  • Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Speciality Residency (PGY-2), University of Maryland
  • Pharm.D., St. John's University 
  • B.S. in Pharmacy, St. John’s University

Courses Taught at ACPHS

  • Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Professional Elective
  • Neurology/Psychiatric PTPM
  • Genitourinary PTPM
  • Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (APPE)

Academic/Research Interests

  • Dr. Brodeur’s professional sphere encompasses all facets of geriatric pharmacotherapy. He maintains an active geriatrics practice, focusing primarily on the healthcare needs of frail older adults. Areas of particular interest include the burden of anticholinergic drugs, dementia, the practice of deprescribing, and adverse drug reactions. As core faculty, Dr. Brodeur contributes to the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship programs at Albany Medical College/St. Peter's Health Partners, as well as the Nurse Practitioner Fellowship program at SPHP. 

Clinical Practice Site

  • Clinical Pharmacist Specializing in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy - The Eddy, St. Peter's Health Partners, Continuing Care

Registered Pharmacist

  • New York State Licensed Pharmacist, 1998-present
  • Maryland Licensed Pharmacist, 2000-present
  • Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, 2001-present
  • Pharmacist: Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) NY-2, National Medical Disaster Medical System, Department of Health and Human Services
  • New York State Emergency Medical Technician, 1993-present

Selected Publications


Tran L, Brodeur MR. Optimizing Pharmacotherapy for Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Older Adults: Strategies for Managing Drug Interactions. J Gerontol Nurs. 2023 [in press]. 

Tran L, Brodeur MR. Midodrine-Induced Nightmares in the Treatment of Orthostatic Hypotension: A Case Report. Sr Care Pharm, 2023 [in press]. 

Beier MT, Brodeur MR. ASCP's 2021 choosing wisely® recommendations: a proud accomplishment. Sr Care Pharm, 2022;37(5):171-180.

Brodeur MR, Rigby D. Medication Optimization and Deprescribing: Shared Decision-Making [Internet] 2022.

Beier M, Brodeur MR, Grey S, Rigby D. American Board of Internal Medicine. Choosing Wisely Initiative. American Society of Consultant Pharmacist Statements. [Internet] 2022.… 

Benson KM, Mancini AA, Brodeur MR. A review of topical povidone-iodine to decrease viral load. Sr Care Pharm, 2021;36(5):238-241.

Davenport C, Brodeur M, Wolff M, Meek PD, Crnich CJ. Decisional Guidance Tool for Antibiotic Prescribing in the Skilled Nursing Facility. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020;68(1):55-61.

Pruyn S, Frey J, Baker B, Brodeur MR, Long H, Graichen C, Dailey M, Zheng H. Quality Assessment of Expired Naloxone Products from First-Responders' Supplies. Prehospital Emergency Care 2018;1-7. 

Persico A, Ngai K, Brodeur MR. Students' Perspectives on Nebulized Drugs and Nebulizer Maintenance. The Consultant Pharmacist. Consult Pharm. 2017 Sep 1;32(9):519-524. doi: 10.4140/TCP.n.2017.519.

Taggart A, Estus E, Boumeester C, Emptage R, Lee J, Mahan R, Slattum PW, Vouri SM, Brodeur MR, Niehoff KM. Geriatric Pharmacy Curriculum Guide, 3rd Edition. 2015. American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

Meek PD, Brodeur MR. Palliative medicine issues- constipation /diarrhea. In Smith H (editor). The Art and Science of Palliative Medicine. 2015.

Brodeur MR. Respiratory Disorders in Geriatric. In Hutchinson Sleeper, ed.. Geriatric Pharmacotherapy an Evidence Based Approach, 2nd Edition. 2015.

Brodeur MR, Bouwmeester C. Geriatrics. In: Soric MM, ed.  Maximize Your Rotations: ASHP’s Student Guide to IPPEs, APPEs, and Beyond, 1st ed. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2013: 223-242.

Wolff ML, Kewley R, Hassett M, Collins J, Brodeur MR, Nokes S. Falls in Skilled Nursing Facilities Associated with Opioid Use (research letter). J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 May;60(5):987.

Brodeur MR. Geriatric Urological Disorders. In: Alledrege BK, Corelli RL, Ernst ME, Guglielmo BJ, eds. Koda-Kimble & Young’s Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012:2395-2416.

Zeolla MM, Brodeur MR, Dominelli A, Haines ST, Allie ND. Development and Validation of an Instrument to Determine Patient Knowledge: The Oral Anticoagulation Knowledge (OAK) Test. Ann Pharmacother 2006;40:633-638.

Conferences and Presentations

Brodeur MR. Medication Selection in the Spotlight. New York Medical Directors Association. Albany, NY. May 17, 2023.

Brodeur MR, Beier M. Choosing Wisely: Medication Selection in the Spotlight. American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. November 4, 2022. 

Brodeur MR. ASCP Choosing Wisely Statements. American College of Clinical Pharmacy, New York State Chapter. Albany, NY. October 28, 2022. 

Brodeur MR, Beier M. Choosing Wisely: A Timely Imperative to Educate and Implement! American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. November 5, 2021. 

Brodeur MR, Beier M. Choosing Wisely: A 2020 Update from the Deprescribing Task Force. American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Annual Meeting. Kissimmee, FL. November 15, 2020. 

Brodeur MR. Deprescribing Benzodiazepines - Have No Anxiety About It. American Society of Consultant Pharmacist 50th Annual Meeting. Dallas, Texas. November 9, 2019.

Brodeur MR. Timely Topics Deprescribing in Older Adults. Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development. October 3, 2019.

Brodeur MR. Beer’s Criteria Update and Deprescribing. 1st Annual International Geriatrics Symposium. Lake Placid, NY. September 18, 2019. 

Brodeur MR. Polypharmacy and Deprescribing in Older Adults. Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Maine Quality Counts Maine Medical Education Trust. June 27, 2019.

Brodeur MR. Update in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy: A Focus on Deprescribing. Explore Aging Conference, SUNY Plattsburg/University of Vermont Health Network. October 9, 2018.

Brodeur MR. Medications and Falls. New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists Northeast Chapter. September 28, 2017.

Brodeur MR. Deprescribing. Capital Area Pharmacist Society. September 14, 2017.

Brodeur MR. Polypharmacy and Falls. Geriatrics Medicine Symposium. Office of Postgraduate Education. Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. March 16, 2017.

Troen B. Brodeur MR. Falls and Their Prevention: A Geriatrics and Pharmacological Imperative Fall Risk Identification and Intervention for the Community-Dwelling Older Adult. Public Health Live, SUNY School of Public Health. October 20, 2016. Via webcast: 

Brodeur MR. Pill Pruning - The Art and Science of Deprescribing. Office of Postgraduate Education. Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. June 8, 2016.

Brodeur MR. Pain Management in an Era of Uncertainty. Pharmacist Society of the State of New York (PSSNY). 2016 Mid-Winter Meeting. Saratoga, NY. January 30, 2016.