Professional Bio

Education

  • Primary Care Specialty Residency, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2002
  • Pharm.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2001

Dr. Brandon Sucher is a professor of pharmacy practice at Regis University School of Pharmacy. He graduated in 2001 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy. He subsequently completed a Primary Care Specialty Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Sucher is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, and he is recognized as a Certified Diabetes Educator and a Certified Asthma Educator.

The pioneer spirit instilled in him through his experiences as a student in the second graduating class of TTUHSC School of Pharmacy culminated into a passion that led him to join teams of faculty at two new schools of pharmacy. Prior to joining the faculty of Regis University in 2009, Dr. Sucher made his debut as a pharmacy educator with Palm Beach Atlantic University Gregory School of Pharmacy (PBA) in 2002. His passion for leader-development led him to develop and teach Applied Leadership in Pharmacy Practice, an elective course at both schools.

In addition to his classroom responsibilities, Dr. Sucher practiced as a primary care clinical pharmacy specialist at the West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center (WPB VAMC). His duties included therapeutic management of patients with hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes and serving as a preceptor for advanced pharmacy practices in Ambulatory Care and Advanced Ambulatory Care. He also developed and served as the primary preceptor for an academia elective rotation for pharmacy practice residents at the WPB VAMC. Dr. Sucher was recognized as a PBA Preceptor of Distinction in 2007 and 2008. Currently, Dr. Sucher is a clinical pharmacist in at Uptown Primary Care, a patient centered medical home internal medicine clinic.  In his role at Uptown Primary Care, he focuses on a variety of collaborative patient care initiatives and helping patients optimize care for asthma, COPD, and diabetes.

Dr. Sucher’s publications and abstracts have appeared in such journals as The American Journal of Hypertension, The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Journal of Asthma, U.S. Pharmacist, and U.S. Pharmacist Health Systems Edition.  In addition, he has authored over 80 non-peer reviewed publications, workshops, and pharmacist certification courses and has given a number of presentations at the local, regional, and national levels. His scholarship interests include the impact of supplemental instruction on student success, leader-development, and evidence-based medicine for the treatment of asthma, COPD, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and hypertension.

Dr. Sucher has been highly involved in the Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity. He contributed in a number of leadership roles, including serving as Phi Delta Chi's national president. He also served as a member of the board of directors for the Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute.  His personal interests include enjoying time with his wife and daughter, exploring other countries, and diving.

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Clinical Certifications & Expertise

  • Mississippi Pharmacist License Number E-09509
  • Colorado Pharmacist License Number PHA.0020555
  • Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP)
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C)
  • Immunization Certification
  • Certified Strength Deployment Inventory Facilitator
Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Certified Diabetes Educators
  • American Association of Asthma Educators
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International
  • Colorado Pharmacists Society
  • National Association of Parliamentarians
  • Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity, National Past President

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

Supplemental instruction on student progression and evidence-based medicine for the treatment of dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes and asthma.

Recent Publications

Sucher B. Management of the Cognitive Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Module component (1 continuing education credit hour) of a 12-hour consultant pharmacist recertification course titled “Optimizing Geriatric Care: A Guide to Therapeutic Considerations for the Senior Care Patient” provided by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Available December 2015 to December 2018 at: http://cpe.pharmacy.ufl.edu/courses/consultant/optimizing-geriatric-care-a-guide-totherapeutic-considerations-for-the-senior-care-patient/

Norwood R, Sucher B. Management of Dyslipidemia in Geriatric Patients. Module component (1.5 continuing education credit hours) of a 12-hour consultant pharmacist recertification course titled “Optimizing Geriatric Care: A Guide to Therapeutic Considerations for the Senior Care Patient” provided by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Available December 2015 to December 2018 at: http://cpe.pharmacy.ufl.edu/courses/consultant/optimizing-geriatric-care-a-guide-totherapeutic-considerations-for-the-senior-care-patient/

Sucher B, Norwood R. Management of Hypertension in Geriatric Patients. Module component (1.5 continuing education credit hours) of a 12-hour consultant pharmacist recertification course titled “Optimizing Geriatric Care: A Guide to Therapeutic Considerations for the Senior Care Patient” provided by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Available December 2015 to December 2018 at: http://cpe.pharmacy.ufl.edu/courses/consultant/optimizing-geriatric-care-a-guide-totherapeutic-considerations-for-the-senior-care-patient/

Sucher B, Cogan P. Optimizing Care for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease through Appropriate Use of Inhalers. Module component (1.5 continuing education credit hours) of a 12-hour consultant pharmacist recertification course titled “Optimizing Geriatric Care: A Guide to Therapeutic Considerations for the Senior Care Patient” provided by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Available December 2015 to December 2018 att: http://cpe.pharmacy.ufl.edu/courses/consultant/optimizing-geriatric-care-a-guideto-therapeutic-considerations-for-the-senior-care-patient/

Nelson, MH, Fierke, KK, Sucher, BJ, Janke, KK.  Including Emotional Intelligence in Pharmacy Curricula to Help Achieve CAPE Outcomes. American Journal Pharmacy Education 2015; 79(4): Article 48.

Cogan, P.S., Sucher, B.J. Appropriate use of Pressurized Metered-Dose Inhalers for Asthma. U.S. Pharmacist. 2015, 7, 1-6.

Sullivan PW, Slejko JF, Ghushchyan VH, Sucher B, Globe DR, Lin SL, Globe G. The relationship between asthma, asthma control and economic outcomes in the United States.  Journal of Asthma 2014;51(7):769-78.

Clapp P, Calderon B, Sheridan L, Sucher B. Orientating nonpharmacist faculty members to pharmacy practice. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2014;78(5):Article 106.

Slejko JF, Ghushchyan VH, Sucher B, Globe DR, Lin SL, Globe G, Sullivan PW. Asthma control in the United States, 2008-2010: Indicators of poor asthma control. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2014;133:1579-87.

Sucher B, Sucher A. Hypertension: A Review of Evidence-Based Treatment Options and Strategies. Module component (10 continuing education credit hours) of a 12-week certification course in drug therapy management in lipid and hypertensive disorders titled “Guidelines for Managing Therapy for Patients with Lipid and Hypertensive Disorders” provided by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Available May 2014 to May 2017 at: http://cpe.pharmacy.ufl.edu/courses/certificate/lipid-and-hypertensive-disorders/

Norwood R, Sucher B. Dyslipidemia: A Review of Evidence-Based Treatment Options and Strategies. Module component (10 continuing education credit hours) of a 12-week certification course in drug therapy management in lipid and hypertensive disorders titled “Guidelines for Managing Therapy for Patients with Lipid and Hypertensive Disorders” provided by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Available May 2014 to May 2017 at: http://cpe.pharmacy.ufl.edu/courses/certificate/lipid-and-hypertensive-disorders

Sucher A, Gunderson N, Sucher B. Management of Occupational Exposure to HIV. U.S. Pharmacist 2014;39:HS18-24.

Sucher BJ, Nelson MH, Brown D. An elective course in leader development. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2013;77(10): Article 224.

Sucher AJ, Chahine EB, Nelson M, Sucher BJ. Prevnar 13, the new 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2011;45:1516-24.

Sucher B. Review of The Pharmacy Leadership Field Guide: Cases and Advice for Everyday Situations by DeCoske MA, Tryon JE, White SJ. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2011; 75(6) Article 125:1.

Sucher AJ, Inge LD, Sucher BJ. Update on sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. U.S. Pharmacist 2011;36:77-87.

Sucher B. Serving those who have served. In: Zlatic TD, Zellmer WA, eds. Nourishing the Soul of Pharmacy: Stories of Reflection. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy; 2011:41-4.

Recent Presentations

Lepp GA, Maxwell W, Sucher BJ, Hager KD, Fierke KK. “The Intention/Reflection Practice: A Structured Approach to Promoting Self-Awareness and Measuring Student Learning during APPEs.” Poster Presentation at the American Association of College of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California. July 2016.

Fierke KK, Janke KK, Nelson MH, Sucher BJ. “Incorporating Emotional Intelligence into the Pharm.D. Curriculum.” Special Session Presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada’s Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. July 2015.

Lalama J, McCollum M, Nelson M, Sucher A, Sucher B, Carter R. “A Pathway to a Principled Pharmacist: Using Reflection throughout the Curriculum to Guide the Way.” Poster Presentation at the American Association of College of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. July 2013.

Burt L, Berlau D, Lalama J, Hanselin M, Sheridan L, Sucher B. “Practical Strategies:  Enhancing TBL in Your Classroom.” Workshop Presentation at the Team-Based Learning Collaborative Annual Meeting, San Diego, California. March 2013.

Burt L, Berlau D, Lalama J, Hanselin M, Sheridan L, Sucher B. “Flipping the Classroom Using Team-Based Learning Application Exercises.” Workshop Presentation at the Metropolitan State University of Denver Teacher-Scholar Forum, Denver, Colorado.  February 2013.

Sucher BJ, Nelson M, Brown D. “Leader-Development in a Pharm.D. Curriculum: A Novel Elective Course.” Poster Presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Kissimmee, Florida. July 2012.

Burt L, Berlau D, Buffet L, Lalama J, Hanselin M, Sheridan L, Sucher B. “Overcoming Challenges in TBL: The Regis Approach.” Workshop Presentation at the Team-Based Learning Collaborative Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, Florida. March 2012.


Awards & Recognition

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Award, 2013
  • Regis University School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award, P-1Class, 2013
  • Regis University School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award, P-1Class, 2015

Community Involvement and Service

Service to Profession
  • King of Glory Lutheran Church Strategic Planning Steering Committee, 2016
  • King of Glory Lutheran Church Landscaping Improvement, 2015

  • Denver Parks and Recreation Park Clean Up, 2014

  • King of Glory Lutheran Church Playground Construction, 2014

  • Sleep Tight Colorado Walk for the Homeless, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

  • Walk to Defeat ALS, 2013

  • Komen Denver Race for the Cure, 2012

  • Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk, 2011

  • Regis 9Health Fair, 2011