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Nicholas Schwier

Assistant Dean, Experiential Education and Clinical Associate Professor

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Nicholas Schwier is a clinical associate professor with the Department of Pharmacy Practice and the assistant dean for experiential education within the Office of Experiential Education at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He grew up on Long Island, N.Y., and completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at St. John Fisher College’s Wegmans School of Pharmacy, as a member of its third graduating class. After pharmacy school, Schwier completed both his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY-2 Cardiology Pharmacy residencies at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/School of Pharmacy.

Schwier comes to Binghamton University with over a decade of experience teaching and precepting pharmacy students and residents at the University of Oklahoma (OU) Health Sciences Center College of Pharmacy. He has been involved within interprofessional education, teaching trainees and students in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing and laboratory sciences. As a clinical pharmacist, Schwier has been a practicing specialist in the care of adult patients with various cardiovascular diseases and disorders. Most of his practice has been within cardiac intensive care, where he was able to precept pharmacy students and residents on their clerkships. He also served as the program director of the PGY-2 Cardiology Residency at the OU Health Sciences Center College of Pharmacy.

As a cardiology clinical pharmacist, Schwier’s research and scholarship has mostly been in the areas of cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, specifically pericardial diseases such as pericarditis. He currently serves on the advisory board and is a consultant for Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals; he enjoys linking students with pharmaceutical industry-related opportunities. Nationally, Schwier is particularly involved within the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Cardiology Practice Research Network (PRN). He has been appointed to a variety of committees and has served as the vice chair, then chair of the Student- Resident Committee of the PRN. He engages in fostering students’ practice readiness for the experiential environment and focuses on helping to bridge didactic knowledge and skills with the experiential environment. One of Schwier’s other areas of interest is mentorship of faculty and students alike. He enjoys the challenge of motivating others and bringing out their passions and talents.


  • PharmD, St. John Fisher College

Research Interests

  • Heart failure syndromes
  • Pericardial diseases
  • Dysrhythmias
  • Professional attributes of trainees


  • ACCP Foundation Frontiers Fund – Future Grant Recipient (2021)
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, Phi Delta Chi
  • Inducted Honorary Member, Phi Lambda Sigma – Pharmacy Leadership Society, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
  • Inducted Honorary Member, Rho Chi Honor Society University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
  • Outstanding Preceptor of the Year (2018-2019), University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

Research Profile