Edward Tessier


Edward Tessier, PharmD, MPH, PCPS  
Pharmacology Instructor

Academic and Professional Accomplishments

Dr. Tessier has practiced as a clinical pharmacist and consultant in acute, long-term and ambulatory care settings since 1980. He is currently a clinical pharmacist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton Massachusetts. Clinical interests include gerontology and general medicine. His career has focused on assisting clients and clinicians at all levels in better understanding of pharmacotherapy to improve the safe and effective medication use. Dr. Tessier has taught pharmacology and pathophysiology at undergraduate and graduate levels since 1995 at multiple programs including the University of Massachusetts at Amherst School of Nursing, the Springfield College Physician Assistant Program and most recently at the Bay Path University Physician Assistant Program in Longmeadow Massachusetts. Dr. Tessier is co-author of the 22nd Edition of Mosby’s Pharmacology in Nursing.

He received his BS in Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island, completed a residency at Saint Mary’s Hospital affiliated with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota, obtained a Masters in Public Health at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a Doctorate of Pharmacy at Idaho State University. Dr. Tessier is Board Certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist with the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties.