Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Administration
Areas of Interest: Geriatrics
Office:WEGPHR 305
Phone:(585) 385-8033
Kobi Nathan

Certified Geriatric Pharmacist


Pharm.D., St. John Fisher University
M.Ed., University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
B.A., University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

A graduate of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, Dr. Nathan completed his post-graduate residency training at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. After residency, he decided to return to his alma mater and participate in the training of his future colleagues by accepting a position as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice in 2013.

In addition to his faculty responsibilities, Dr. Nathan provides clinical pharmacy services and precepts third and fourth year pharmacy students at Monroe Community Hospital, a long-term care facility operated by Monroe County. A board certified geriatric pharmacotherapy specialist, Dr. Nathan is a member of an interprofessional team of healthcare providers, helping the oldest and most vulnerable members of our community.

His interest and specialties include the treatment and care of patients in the rehabilitation unit at the hospital, which comprises patients recovering from strokes, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and patients living with congenital deformities. Dr. Nathan is also a member of the Geriatric Assessment Team, which provides invaluable service to the community by diagnosing patients with all forms of dementia and offering treatment and supportive recommendations to the patients' primary healthcare providers.

Prior to pursuing pharmacy practice as a career, Dr. Nathan has nine years of progressive experience in higher education administration and student affairs, and has worked in various institutions of higher learning, private and public. With this experience, he brings an interest in pedagogical and andragogical models of learning theory. He has a particular interest in exploring the concept of andragogy, the study of how adults learn, and how this student population’s approach to learning interfaces with the pursuit of a professional practice degree.

Nathan's other research interests lie in exploring pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of all agents in the older adult patient population, and the pathophysiology and therapeutics of neurological diseases such as Parkinson's and dementia.

Recent Publications

  • How to Deprescribe Potentially Inappropriate Medications During the Hospital-to-Home Transition: Stakeholder Perspectives on Essential Tasks. doi: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2023.07.023. Clin Ther. October 2023. Co-authored with Jinjiao Wang, Jenny Shen, Fang Yu, Thomas Caprio, Yeates Conwell, Marian Moskow, Judith Brasch, Sandra Simmons, Amanda Mixon, Sally Norton. 
  • Antipsychotic use among older patients with dementia receiving home health care services: Prevalence, predictors, and outcomes. doi: 10.1111/jgs.18555. J Am Geriatr Soc. December 2023. Co-authored with Jinjiao Wang, Jenny Shen, Yeates Conwell, Fang Yu, Kathi Heffner, Yue Li, Thomas Caprio.
  • Vitro Assessment of Compounded Lurasidone Suspensions for Enteral Feeding Tubes. doi: 10.1177/00185787221139421. Hosp Pharm. June 2023. Co-authored with Jayson Wojcinski, Fang Zhao.
  • Implementation considerations of deprescribing interventions: A Scoping Review. doi: 10.1111/joim.13599. J Intern Med. December 2022. Co-authored with Jinjiao Wang, Jenny Shen, Yeates Conwell, Eric Podsiadly, Thomas Caprio, Fang Yu, Erika Ramsdale, Donna Fick, Amanda Mixon, Sandra Simmons.
  • How "age-friendly" are deprescribing interventions? A scoping review of deprescribing trials. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.14083. Health Serv Res. February 2023. Co-authored with Jinjiao Wang, Jenny Shen, Yeates Conwell, Eric Podsiadly, Thomas Caprio, Fang Yu, Erika Ramsdale, Donna Fick, Amanda Mixon, Sandra Simmons.
  • Medications Associated With Geriatric Syndromes (MAGS) and Hospitalization Risk in Home Health Care Patients. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2022.03.012. J Am Med Dir Assoc. October 2022. Co-authored with Jinjiao Wang, Jenny Shen, Fang Yu, Yeates Conwell, Avantika Shah, Sandra Simmons, Yue Li, Erika Ramsdale, Thomas Caprio.
  • Pain treatment and functional improvement in home health care: Relationship with dementia. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17420. J Am Geriatr Soc. December 2021. Co-authored with Jinjiao Wang, Kendrick Cato, Yeates Conwell, Fang Yu, Kathi Heffner, Thomas Caprio, Todd Monroe, Ulrike Muench, Yue Li.Dr.