Judith L. Beizer

Clinical Professor
Clinical Health Professions
Doctor of Pharmacy, Pharmacy, University of Tennessee, 1983 B.S. in Pharmacy, Pharmacy, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, 1980

Dr. Judith Beizer is a tenured Clinical Professor at St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Queens, NY.  As part of her duties, she practices as a Clinical Pharmacist at the Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation in the Northwell Health System.  At the Stern Center, she provides clinical pharmacy services for sub-acute rehabilitation patients, precepts pharmacy students and residents on rotation, and serves on the faculty of the geriatric medicine fellowship program.  Dr. Beizer is a board-certified geriatric pharmacist.

Dr. Beizer received her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and then earned a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee.  After pursuing a residency in clinical pharmacy at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, she completed a fellowship in geriatric pharmacy at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY.  

Dr. Beizer is a past president of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP).  She was the 2016 recipient of the George F. Archambault award, ASCP’s highest honor, and the 2001 recipient of the ASCP Richard S. Berman service award.   She is currently serving on the US Department of Veterans Affairs Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee.  Dr. Beizer is an active member of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and serves on their Nominations Committee.  She previously served 9 years on the AGS Public Policy Committee.  She was on the expert panel that developed the 2012, 2015, and 2019 AGS Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults.  Dr. Beizer is the Consulting Editor for Pharmacotherapy for the AGS Geriatrics Review Syllabus.

In 2003, Dr. Beizer received the Distinguished Alumna Award for Service to the Profession from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.  She was a co-editor of the book, Geriatric Dosage Handbook, which published 21st editions and is now available as an online resource.  Dr. Beizer regularly speaks on the topic of medication use in the elderly to both health professionals and senior adult groups.

  • George F. Archambault Award, 2016, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, 2019, St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Geriatric pharmacotherapy - appropriate medication use in older adults, medication adherence, medication reconciliation

  • Beizer JL. Pharmacotherapy. In: Harper GM, Lyons WL, Potter JF, eds. Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine, 10th ed. New York, NY: American Geriatrics Society; 2019.  http://geriatricscareonline.org 
  • Pisano M, Beizer JL.  Optimizing medication management in the hospitalized older adult.  Am J Therapeutics. 2018:25;e145-51.
  • Hughes GJ, Beizer JL.  Dosing Considerations in Older Adults. In: Stegemann S ed. Developing Drug Products in an Aging Society. Switzerland; Springer, 2015:217-24.
  • Flanagan N, Beizer J. Medication reconciliation and education for older adults. Using the 2015 AGS Beers Criteria as a guide.  Home Healthcare Now 2016;34(10):542-9.
  • Beizer JL. Appropriate Prescribing. In: American Geriatrics Society and Talebreza S, ed. Geriatrics Evaluation & Management Tools. New York: American Geriatrics Society; 2016.
  • Steinman MA, Beizer JL, DuBeau CE et al.  How to use the American Geriatrics Society 2015 Beers Criteria – A guide for patients, clinicians, health systems and payors.  J Am Geriatr Soc 2015; DOI:10.1111jgs.13701.
  • Hughes GJ, Beizer JL. Appropriate Prescribing. In: Ham R et al, eds.  Ham’s Primary Care Geriatrics 6th edition. Philadelphia, PA; Elsevier Inc. 2014 pp 66-75.
  • Sinvani LD, Beizer J, Akerman M et al.  Medication reconciliation in continuum of care transitions: A moving target.  J Am Med Dir Assoc 2013;14:668-72.

Dr. Beizer is a fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and the American Geriatrics Society.