Mary Mihalyo

Assistant Professor by Courtesy
School of Pharmacy
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences


Pharm.D., Duquesne University 1998
B.S. Pharmacy, Duquesne University 1981

Dr. Mary Mihalyo is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy in Pittsburgh, PA. She teaches courses in Palliative Care, Pain Management and Women’s Health Care Issues.  She is Board Certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and as a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP).

In April 2011, Dr. Mihalyo was selected for a visiting professorshipvia Duquesne University and Kobe Gaukin University, Kobe, Japan where she lectured in Palliative Care and Preferred Medication Use in End-of-Life Care.

In April 2012, Dr. Mihalyo was accepted as a participant in the Harvard Medical School Palliative Care Education Program (PCEP). During the one year program she will focus on pediatric palliative care and the development of a Center of Excellence in Pharmaceutical End-Of-Life Care

Dr. Mihalyo serves as the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator for Trinity Health System, Steubenville, Ohio and she is the Founder and President of Palliative Therapeutics, LLC., CoPs, LLC. and Therapeutic Connections Charitable Pharmacy.  Therapeutic Connections Charitable Pharmacy is an indigent care charitable pharmacy and medication repository program located in Steubenville, Ohio.

Dr. Mihalyo serves as a volunteer clinical pharmacist in The Jefferson County Fourth Street Clinic where she manages a metabolic and hypertension clinic in addition to management of pharmacy services.

Dr. Mihalyo is a pioneer in the provision ofmedication-therapy-management services to Hospice and Palliative Care patients.  She has worked for more than twelve years developing the pharmaceutical care model of “On Demand Clinical Pharmacy Services originally developed when she was associated with Valley Hospice Inc., Steubenville, Ohio.

Dr. Mihalyo is the American co-editor of the 2008 Hospice and Palliative Care Formulary USA  She has co-authored numerous articles published in the Palliative Care medical literature over the last ten years.

Dr. Mihalyo is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization,  She served on the NHPCO Pharmacy Section steering committee from 2006 through 2009. She has served on the education committee for The Midwest Care Alliance for many years. Dr. Mihalyo is a member of The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and The American Society of Consulting Pharmacists (ASCP).


Medication dosage forms for end-of-life care


Las Vegas, Nevada, October 23, 2012, Effective and Efficient
Managagement of Wound Care Pain, presented during the 2012 Clinical
Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 2012, Pharmageddon, presented at
Duquesne University Death By Prescription Seminar.

Fresno, California, September 2012, Pain Management Update, Fresno
Area Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.


Pain Management, Palliative Care and Womens Health Issues


Jefferson County Fourth Street Clinic Clinician of the Year Award, 2010