Dr. Carlos Alberto Torrado, a native of Puerto Rico, was raised in a community pharmacy in his hometown of Hatillo. His parents have owned a community pharmacy there for more than 30 years. He spent his school years in the “Colegio Evangélico Capitán Correa,” a Christian institution in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. After high school, he was admitted to the University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo Campus, where he completed his pre-pharmacy requirements, and was later admitted to the School of Pharmacy, where he completed his bachelor of science in pharmacy. In 2002 he completed his doctor of pharmacy degree from the Chicago College of Pharmacy at Midwestern University in Illinois. After working for various years in the independent community pharmacy setting, the complexity of laws and regulations to which he was exposed promoted his desire to become a lawyer. In 2009 he obtained a Juris Doctor from the School of Law at the University of Puerto Rico, an institution approved by the American Bar Association since 1945.
Dr. Torrado is licensed as a registered pharmacist in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico. He has also been admitted to practice law in Puerto Rico, the U. S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and recently to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Dr. Torrado has written more than ten articles for a variety of professional magazines, mostly about pharmaceutical regulation and policy. He has authored bills for the Puerto Rico House of Representatives and has been invited to speak on radio and TV programs about pharmacy practice issues. He is also a lecturer in continuing education programs for pharmacists.
Dr. Torrado has been a member of the board of directors of the Puerto Rico Pharmacist’s Association and the Puerto Rico Pharmacy Owners Association. He also served as the president of the Puerto Rico Pharmacist’s Association Legislative Commission. Dr. Torrado taught the pharmacy law course at the University of Puerto Rico’s School of Pharmacy for five years, where he founded the student chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association and served as its faculty liaison. In 2011, the Puerto Rico Pharmacist’s Association chose him to receive the Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award, sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company.
His family is very important to him. He spends his time off with his wife Mariel, an elementary school teacher, and their son Antonio Miguel. They currently live in Palm Beach Gardens.