Professional Bio


  • Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship; Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center; James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 2005
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency, The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ, 2004
  • Pharm.D., Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2003
  • B.S., Pharmacy, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2003

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Expertise & Certifications

  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
  • Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, American Pharmacists Association
  • Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care Bsic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Palliative care
Symptom and pain managemen

Recent Publications

Elsayem A, Calderon BB, Camarines EM, Lopez G, Bruera E, Fadul NA. A month in an acute palliative care unit: clinical interventions and financial outcomes. Am J Hosp Palliative Care 2011 Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Bisanz A, Tucker AM, Amin DM, Patel D, Calderon BB, Joseph MM, Curry EA 3rd. Summary of the causative and treatment factors of diarrhea and the use of a diarrhea assessment and treatment tool to improve patient outcomes. Gastroenterol Nurs 2010 Jul-Aug;33(4):268-81; quiz 282-3.

Elsayem A, Bush SH, Munsell MF, Curry E, Calderon BB, Paraskevopoulos T, Fadul N, Bruera E. Subcutaneous olanzapine for hyperactive or mixed delirium in patients with advanced cancer: a preliminary study. J Pain Symptom Manage 2010 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Parsons HA, de la Cruz M, El Osta B, Li Z, Calderon B, Palmer JL, Bruera E. Methadone initiation and rotation in the outpatient setting for patients with cancer pain. Cancer 2010 Jan 15;116(2):520-8.

Recent Presentations

Calderon, B, Berlau, D. Team-Based Learning 101 . Integrating Learning: A Regis College Faculty Summer Institute, Regis University, Denver, CO. Platform. May 21, 2013.

Calderon, B. (2013). Commonly used medications in hospice. Rocky Mountain Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Denver, CO.

Allison, S.D., Fete, M., Sheridan, L., Martell, C., Calderon, B., Haight, R., Buffet, L., & Paulsen, S. (2012). Creation of a Calculations Benchmark Examination: An Assessment of Pharmacy Students’ Calculation Skills. 2012 AACP Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL.

Calderon, B., Allison, D., Luckey, S., Clark, D., McCollum, M. Integration of basic and clinical sciences: a model for leveraging pharmacy curricular content, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX; July 9, 2011.

Franson K, Brown K, Calderon B, Leeds M. Ensuring successful patient-centered interactions. Regis University and University of Colorado School of Pharmacy preceptor development continuing education program. Colorado Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) 2011 Engaging Communities in Education and Research: Building Partnerships Conference, Vail Marriott Resort and Spa, Vail, CO; 2011 Sep.

Holmes H, Calderon BB. Anticoagulation and antibiotic medicine use in palliative care. 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Approach to Symptom Control, Palliative and Hospice Care Conference. The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; 2009 Nov.

Calderon BB. Palliative care in oncology. 31st Annual Pharmacy Symposium on Cancer Chemotherapy. J.W. Marriott Hotel, Houston, TX; 2009 Oct.

Awards & Recognition

Performance Award in Recognition for Exceptional Performance, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; 2008 Jul, 2007 Jun.