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Sheldon Holstad

Adjunct Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Department of Pharmacy Practice


Sheldon G. Holstad, Pharm.D., serves as Adjunct Instructor, Pharmacy Practice with Tenure. Dr. Holstad also holds an uncompensated appointment as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in Psychiatry with the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM). He joined the St. Louis College of Pharmacy faculty in 1987 and practiced clinically at the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis in the Departments of Pharmacy and Psychiatry. He then collaborated in molecular psychobiology research with physician colleague Keith Isenberg at WUSM. More recently Dr. Holstad served as clinical pharmacist and faculty coordinator for a consumer-oriented drug information Web site, which was a collaborative effort between STLCOP and Express Scripts.

Dr. Holstad received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Iowa. He also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in psychopharmacology at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He has participated in the training and mentoring of numerous post-doctoral residents and fellows and has co-authored over 35 peer-reviewed original research manuscripts, research abstracts, or review articles in the areas of psychiatric pharmacotherapy, drug stability or pharmacokinetics, abilities-based education, and drug information/information technology.

Dr. Holstad and his wife, Dr. Beth A. Holstad, a Pediatric Audiologist at the Moog Center for Deaf Education, live in Chesterfield and have two children, Kayla, a graduate of the University of Iowa and Doctor of Audiology graduate student at Syracuse University, and Ryan, who is completing his undergraduate Mechanical Engineering degree in May 2013 and beginning a Biomedical Engineering graduate program, both at the University of Michigan.