Dr. Mary Lynn McPherson received her doctor of pharmacy degree from
the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She is professor and
vice chair in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, and the director of
Pharmacotherapy Services at University Care Waxter in Baltimore. Dr.
McPherson has maintained a practice in both hospice (local and
national) and ambulatory care her entire career. She teaches
extensively in the PharmD curriculum on pain management and end-of-life
care, including didactic and experiential content, and she also
developed one of the first and few palliative care pharmacy residencies
in the US.
Dr. McPherson serves on the Board of Directors of the Hospice
Network of Maryland and is Chairman of the Board of the American
Society of Pain Educators. She is a fellow in the American Society of
Health-Systems Pharmacists and the American Pharmacists Association. Dr.
McPherson has received the American Pharmacists Association
Distinguished Achievement Award in Specialized Practice, the Maryland
Pharmacists Association Innovative Practice Award, and the Maryland
Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists W. Purdum Lifetime Achievement
Award, among others. She has written four books, and many book chapters
and peer-reviewed articles on pain management, palliative care, and