After receiving his PharmD from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, Dr. Nicolau completed two ASHP residencies, a residency in hospital pharmacy at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and a residency in adult internal medicine at Medical University Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. Subsequently, he completed a Clinical Pharmacy Fellowship in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.
Dr. Nicolau’s investigations of antibiotic activity against infection and his examinations of alternative methods in antimicrobial therapy are reported in over 380 published articles and 256 abstracts. He serves on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals, including Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Surgical Infections, Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, and Expert Opinion in Pharmacotherapy.
Dr. Nicolau’s research interests include clinical pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and the development of antimicrobial utilization methodologies focusing on animal models of infection, healthy volunteer studies, and clinical studies as tools for success. He is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the ASHP Infectious Diseases Special Practice Group, and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists.