Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE
Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE, is professor and executive director, Advanced Post-Graduate Education in Palliative Care in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
McPherson has master’s degrees in instructional systems development, and in distance education and e-learning. McPherson has maintained a practice in both hospice (local and national) and ambulatory care her entire career. She is the executive program director of the online master of science and graduate certificates in palliative care at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. McPherson is particularly interested in the safe and effective use of medications in patients with a life-limiting illness, ranging from drug selection, deprescribing, and risk mitigation.
McPherson developed one of the first and few palliative care pharmacy residencies in the U.S. McPherson has won numerous awards for teaching and her innovative practice in end of life care. She has published numerous articles, chapters, and four books including the second edition of the best-selling Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations: A Guide for Effective Dosing.