Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, PhD, BCPS, is Professor and Executive Director, Advanced Post-Graduate Education in Palliative Care in the Department of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore.
Dr. McPherson has maintained a practice in both hospice and palliative care, as well as ambulatory care throughout career. Dr. McPherson has several master’s degrees in education, and a PhD in Health Professions Education. She teaches extensively in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program on the topics of pain management and end-of-life care, including didactic and experiential content. She also developed one of the first palliative care pharmacy residency programs in the United States. Dr. McPherson is the Executive Director of Graduate Studies in Palliative Care at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, including a PhD program, Master of Science, and several Graduate Certificates.
Dr. McPherson serves on the Board of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She has received many honors for her work, including the American Pharmacists Association Distinguished Achievement Award in Specialized Practice, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Distinguished Hospice Interdisciplinary Team Member Award Maryland Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists W. Purdum Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
She has written five books, including the best-selling Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations, A Guide to Effective Dosing, 2nd ed.
Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, PhD, BCPS
Professor and Executive Director, Post-Graduate Advanced Education in Palliative Care
Department of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research
20 N. Pine Street,S405
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: (410) 706-3682