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Fernando Gonzalez

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical SciencesExperiential Education Field Coordinator

B.S., M.S., LIU Pharmacy


Prof. Gonzalez is an Alum of LIU. He has had a distinguished carreer in community practice having high level positions in management at 3 major chains. He has also been a member of the New York State Board of Pharmacy since 2005. As a board member he has focused on many public health issues as well as community outreach. He joined the college in 2010 and has been involved in the experiential program as a field coordinator as well as taught as an adjunct professor in pharmaceutical sciences teaching various compounding courses. He was promoted to a faculty position in 2017. Prof Gonzalez has also been an outstanding pharmacy spokesman for the profession of pharmacy as well as the college of pharmacy. He has appeared various times on Fox News as a pharmacy expert as well as Readers Digest & Pharmacy Health Executive.


Community Practice & Management, Pharmaceutical Law & Compounding, Public Health

Lectures and Presentations

  • Pfizer Presentation on Opioids & Drugs of Abuse ‘The Role of the Practicing Pharmacist.’ Sept 2023
  • Bangladeshi American Pharmacist Association (BAPA) ‘Today’s Pharmacist Compounding.’ August 2023
  • Healthfirst Corporation ‘Pharmacy Compounding Calculations.’ June 2023.
  • Healthfirst Corporation ‘Hands on Pharmacy Compounding.’ June 2023
  • Immunization Training. Multiple events throughout the year.


  • Member of American Public Health Association
  • Pharmaceutical Society of the State of New York
  • LIU Alumni Board


  • New York State Board of Pharmacy Licensure
  • Florida Board of Pharmacy Licensure
  • APHA Immunization Trainer
  • APHA Medication Therapy Management Trainer


  • Opioid & Substance Abuse Specialist
  • Certified in Opioid Overdose prevention
  • NYC Medical Reserve Corps, NYC Bureau of Emergency Management
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Reid Interviewing/ Integrity Training