Maria Panchovska is a professor of medicine, rheumatologist. She established and has managed the only Bulgarian dispensary for patients with the Sjogren syndrome. She has taught at the Medical University of Plovdiv since 1988.
She is a poetess, who published her poems for the first time as early as her school years. She skillfully combines the humanity of her profession with her interests in the poetic verse-making. Her book called Thousands of Years of Hope (Hilyadoletiya nadezhda) was awarded for her highly successful poetic debut by the organizers of Spirituality without Borders International Poetry Festival.