Dean Anastasia Rivkin

Assistant Dean for Faculty


Dr. Anastasia Rivkin joined the FDU School of Pharmacy in July 2012. As the Assistant Dean for Faculty and Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Dr. Rivkin will lead the faculty to develop and continuously improve state-of-the-art curriculum, teach pharmacy practice courses, conduct research and ensure that accreditation standards related to faculty are met.

Dr. Rivkin received her B.S. in pharmaceutical sciences in 1998 and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2000 from the College of Pharmacy at North Dakota State University, graduating summa cum laude.  She went on to complete her post-graduate ASHP-accredited residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT.   

After completing her training, Dr. Rivkin joined Long Island University Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.  She worked there for over a decade, starting with a faculty appointment in the division of pharmacy practice.  Dr. Rivkin educated students and provided clinical pharmacy services as a critical care pharmacy specialist at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan for over 10 years.  In the last three years at Long Island University and prior to joining FDU, Dr. Rivkin was leading the Division of Pharmacy Practice as Division Director. 

Dr. Rivkin is the lead author of multiple peer-reviewed publications that appear in high-impact pharmacy and medical journals, such as Pharmacotherapy, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Clinical Therapeutics, American Journal of Health Systems Pharmacy, Drugs of Today and Journal of Critical Care.  She is also a co-author of the textbook “Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice,” now in its second edition.  Dr. Rivkin is excited to join the FDU School of Pharmacy to help lead its way into the future of pharmacy profession.

Dr. Rivkin is a registered pharmacist in New York and New Jersey.  She has been a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist since 2002.

Research Interests

Critical care
Gastrointestinal and liver disease
Pharmacy student education

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
American College of Clinical Pharmacy
New Jersey Pharmacists Association

New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Contact Information

The Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy has been granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603, 312-664-3575,

Candidate status: Graduates of a class designated as having Candidate status have the same rights and privileges as graduates of an accredited program.

The granting of Candidate status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans and within a defined time period. Reasonable assurances are expected to be provided that the program may become accredited as programmatic experiences are gained, generally by the time the first class has graduated.

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Doctor of Pharmacy
North Dakota State University, College of Pharmacy
Fargo, North Dakota

Bachelor of Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences
North Dakota State University, College of Pharmacy
Fargo, North Dakota