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Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

East Tennessee State University

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John  Bossaer 

Associate Professor
423-439-6757 /
Building 60, Room 130

John Bossaer, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP joined the Gatton College of Pharmacy in August 2009 after completion of residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He maintains a practice site in Hematology/Oncology at the Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC) and Regional Cancer Center at JCMC. In addition to his teaching and clinical service, Dr. Bossaer has mentored students interested in clinical oncology research through various research projects and poster presentations. While not working, Dr. Bossaer enjoys spending time with his family and watching the Purdue Boilermakers and Chicago Cubs.

Education, Degree, & Post Graduate Training:

  • PharmD: Purdue University ('07)
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: MUSC ('08)
  • PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency: MUSC ('09)

Additional Certifications:


Career highlights:

HOPA Platform Presentation as a PGY2 resident for my febrile neutropenia in VRE colonized hematology patients research, seeing GCOP alumni excel in PGY2 oncology pharmacy residencies

Teaching specialty:


Classes taught:

Immunology Hematology Oncology Pharmacy (IHOP)

Research Interests:

Use of oral antineoplastics, toxicity management of chemotherapy

Selected Publications:

"The use and misuse of prescription stimulants as "cognitive enhancers" by students at one academic health science center." (

"Probable etoposide interaction with Echinacea." (

"Incidence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infection in high-risk febrile neutropenic patients colonized with VRE." (

Significant Regional, State, or National Service:

Current member of HOPA's Council on Continuing Education and Research Abstract Review Work Group
Current chair of the Curriculum Committee

Organizational Involvement/Membership: 

Hematology Oncology Pharmacist Association (HOPA), ACCP, AACP

Personal motto or favorite quote:

"If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?" – John Wooden

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