Maria Carvalho is UK-qualified Portuguese pharmacist with a PhD in Pharmaceutics: Compounded Medications by the University College of London (UCL). During her 15 years of experience, Maria practiced in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, in Europe and the USA. She was a teaching assistant at the UCL School of Pharmacy (UK) and an invited teacher at the University Fernando Pessoa (Portugal).

Maria has authored/co-authored many scientific publications and her thesis, with +3,000 downloads from over 100 countries worldwide, is one of the most downloaded ever from the UCL open-access repository. Maria is currently the manager of PCCA Science at Professional Compounding Centers of America and a consultant for Farmácia Lordelo (community pharmacy).

Qualifications & Experience


Farmacia Lordelo


  • 2009-2010
    Invited Teacher: Post-Graduation in Compounded Medications (Modules: Pediatrics & Quality Control)
    University Fernando Pessoa, Porto (Portugal)
  • 2007-2010
    Teaching Assistant: Preparation of Sterile & Non-Sterile Compounded Medications
    UCL School of Pharmacy, London (UK)