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College of Pharmacy

Faculty and Staff

P. Brandon Bookstaver, Pharm.D.

Title: Director, Residency & Fellowship Training
Department: Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences (CPOS)
College of Pharmacy
Phone: 803-777-4151
Office: College of Pharmacy
715 Sumter Street - CLS 311N
Columbia, SC 29208
Brandon Bookstaver portrait


Pharm.D.  University of South Carolina, 2004


Brandon Bookstaver, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS, is a professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences and director of Residency & Fellowship Training at the College of Pharmacy. Dr. Bookstaver also maintains a practice site in infectious diseases at Prisma Health Richland where he serves as director of the Infectious Diseases PGY2 Residency and Clinical Fellowship programs.  Dr. Bookstaver serves as co-director of the Penicillin Allergy Assessment and Skin Testing national certificate program and the research network, Southeastern Research Group Endeavor (SERGE-45). 

Dr. Bookstaver received his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in 2004. He completed a pharmacy practice residency (2004-2005) and an infectious diseases specialty residency (2005-2006) at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Dr. Bookstaver has received numerous teaching and research awards, including the American College of Clinical Pharmacy New Educator award (2011), University of South Carolina Clinical Teaching Award (2012), and the South Carolina Pharmacist of the Year (2011-2012.) He has been recognized as a Fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and Infectious Diseases Society of America. He has served in leadership roles for several organizations including the Southeastern Pharmacy Residency Conference executive committee (chairman, 2011-2012), the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists (president, 2013), the ACCP Infectious Diseases PRN (chairman, 2014), Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (secretary/treasurer, 2016-2017) and currently serves on the ACCP Board of Regents (2017-present).

Dr. Bookstaver has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in a number of high-impact pharmacy and medical journals and co-authored the well-respected textbook Roadmap to Postgraduate Training, a blueprint for students and preceptors on preparing for residency and fellowship training. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, Gamecock athletics, running and traveling.

Research Interests

  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Clostridioides difficile infections
  • Managing penicillin allergies
  • Pharmacy trainee scholarship

Awards & Honors

  • Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Innovation Award, USC College of Pharmacy, 2024
  • Kenneth Flinchum Distinguished Service Award, South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2024
  • Clinical Teaching Award, University of South Carolina, 2012
  • New Educator Award, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2011
  • Fellow, American College of Clinical Pharmacy and Infectious Diseases Society of America


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