C.L. Baid Metha College of Pharmacy
Tel : 044 – 24960151 / 24960425 / 24962592
 
 
Department of Pharmacy Practice

The Department of Pharmacy Practice started clinical pharmacy services with well established drug information centre, Patient Counseling centre and adverse drug reaction reporting at V.H.S Hospital in the year 2010. V.H.S is a 475 bedded multi -specialty hospital situated at Adyar. The drug information centre provides with good source of information for all healthcare professionals and general public.

Drug Information Center- The center provides current drug information from standard monographs, text books, internet resources and subscribed databases Micromedx – Drugdex.

Pride in practice- Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program educates students to become pharmacists who are generalist pharmacy practitioners and prepares them to identify, resolve and prevent drug related problems. The professional curriculum is structured around an integrated approach to drug therapy management.

The Department of Pharmacy Practice is committed to provide excellence in teaching as well as in clinical services. Through innovative teaching methods, the Department provides the skills necessary to practice in specialized areas such as: drug information services, critical care, ambulatory medicine, clinical research, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, adverse drug reaction reporting, and patience counseling. Our students have an extensive array of preceptor experiences to learn from clinical experts during ward rounds as well as in the community services.

 
Biodata
 
Name : Dr.D.Krishna Kumar
Designation : Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacy Practice
QUALIFICATION INSTITUTION BOARD/ UNIVERSITY YEAR OF PASSING
B.Pharm KMCH College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore The TamilnaduDr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai 2003
M.Pharm
Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy,
Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Coimbatore
The TamilnaduDr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai 2007
Ph.D., Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry   2014
Experience : Teaching and Research : Since 2007
Email : krishnakumarrx@gmail.com
  • Academic membership:
    • Life member of Indian Pharmacological Society, India
    • Scopus Research author ID: 36844323300
  • Editorial Board Member:
    • Journal of Cardiology Research & Therapy
    • Innovare Journal of Sciences
  • Reviewer in Scientific Journals:
    • Journal of Clinical pharmacy & Therapeutics
    • Pharmacogenomics Journal (Future Medicine)
    • Journal of Young Pharmacists
    • Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics
    • Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
    • Pediatric drugs
    • Clinical Pharmacokinetics
    • Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
    • Drugs in R&D
    • PharmacoEconomics
    • Drugs
    • Pharmaceutical Medicine
    • American Journal of CardiovascularDrugs
    • The Patient: Patient–Centered Outcomes Research
    • Journal of Pharmacogenomics &Pharmacoproteomics.
  • Research publications/Conferences attended
    • National Journals: 03
    • International Journal:12
    • Conferences and workshops: 15
    • Papers presented: 13
 
Name : S.Lavanya
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.Pharm.,(Ph.D)

 

QUALIFICATION INSTITUTION BOARD/ UNIVERSITY YEAR OF PASSING
B.Pharm KMCH College of Pharmacy The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University 2002
M.Pharm
Pharmacy Practice
KMCH College of Pharmacy The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University 2005
Experience : Teaching since 2005
Email : svlavanya2002@gmail.com
  • Academic achievements:
    • Life member of The Indian Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (IACP).
  • Awards/Research publications/ Conference attended
    • National Journals: 04
    • International Journals: 02
    • Papers presented in International conference: 03
    • Conferences attended: 13
    • Number of B.Pharm guided: 10
  • Professional Services:
    • Implementation of Adverse drug reaction monitoring system at KMCH Hospital, Coimbatore.
    • Drug information and Patient counseling services at GMC hospital, UAE.
    • Drug information Services at VHS Hospital, Adyar, Chennai.
 
Name : K.BHARATHI PRIYA
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : M.Pharmacy
QUALIFICATION INSTITUTION BOARD/ UNIVERSITY YEAR OF PASSING
B.Pharm Pallavan Pharmacy College T.N.DR.MGR.Medical University 2002
M.Pharm
Pharmacy Practice
Kovai Medical Center and Hospital T.N.DR.MGR.Medical University 2008

Experience : Since 2008
Email : priybharathi@gmail.com
Awards/ Research publications/ conferences attended :
a. National publications : 1
b. Conferences attended : 6

Number of M.Pharm guided: 10
Number of B.Pharm guided: 4

 
Name : Mr.MAGIMAI UPAGARA VALAN.L, M. Pharm.,
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : M- Pharm (Pharmacology)
QUALIFICATION INSTITUTION BOARD/ UNIVERSITY YEAR OF PASSING
Bachelor of Pharmacy Mohammed Sathak A.J College of Pharmacy-Chennai 119 The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai. 2008
Master of Pharmacy- Pharmacy Practice Mohammed Sathak A.J College of Pharmacy-Chennai 119 The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai. 2013

Experiences :
Teaching experiences since November 2015 to- till date.
Industry experience: From Sep 2008 to May 2011 & Jan 2014 to Nov 2015
Email: magimaiuvalan@gmail.com
Professional Memberships: Registered Pharmacist in Tamil Nadu Pharmacy Council- Life Member
Publications: International publications : 02
Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended: 06

Any other information:
1.CLINICAL:

Worked as a clinical pharmacist identified and rectified Medication errors.
Active Participation in Anti microbial stewardship, Therapeutic drug monitoring
ADR and ADE identified and reported.
Active participation in NABH audits
2. EDUCATIONAL
Worked as guest lecturer at Sankara University, Kanchipuram for B.SC optometrist course.
Taken CNE classes for nurses at Global Health City, Chennai regarding pharmacology
As Resource person for
1. Pharmacological intervention of cardiac drugs –Sep 2014 at Global Health city
2. Drug-Drug & Food-Drug interaction –Nov 2014 at MMM Hospital
3. Anti diabetic medication –March 2015 at Global Health City

 
Name : Mrs. K. SHAILAJA, M. Pharm.,
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : M- Pharm (Pharmacy Practice)
QUALIFICATION INSTITUTION BOARD/ UNIVERSITY YEAR OF PASSING
Bachelor of Pharmacy Adhiparasakthi College of Pharmacy, Melmaruvathur The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai. 2002
Master of Pharmacy- Pharmacy Practice K.M. College of Pharmacy, Madurai The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai. 2009

Experiences :
Teaching experiences since 2009- till date.
Industry experience: From Aug 2003 to Jan 2006
Email: shailajampharm@gmail.com
Professional Memberships:
Registered Pharmacist in Tamil Nadu Pharmacy Council- Life Member
Association of Pharmacy Teachers in India (APTI)- Life Member
Awards/ Research publications/ conferences attended:
Best outstanding student in M –Pharm (Pharmacy Practice) for the year 2007-2009.
Awarded cash prize of Rs. 6000/- for First Rank (M-Pharm Project) by the TamilNadu Pharmaceutical Sciences welfare Trust.
Publications:
(a) National publications : NIL
(b) International publications : 05
(c) K.Shailaja, M.Moideen, M.Ashokkumar, C.Ramasamy: Effectiveness of patient counseling on weight reduction in rural and urban overweight and obese patients, International journal of Pharma and bioscience, Vol2/ Issue 3/ Jul-Sep2011, Pg no: 173-185.
(d) M.Ashok kumar, PP Noushad, K.Shailaja, J.Jayasutha, C.Ramasamy: A study on drug prescribing pattern and use of corticosteroids in dermatological conditions at a tertiary care teaching hospital. International journal of pharmaceutical sciences review and research, Vol 9, Issue2, July-Aug 2011, Pg no: 132-135.
(e) M.Ashok kumar, J.Elayaraja, K.Shailaja, C.Ramasamy: Improving medical adherence and clinical outcomes of hypertensive patients through patient counseling, Research journal of pharmaceutical, biological and chemical sciences, vol 2/ issue 3/ July-Sep 2011, Pg no:231-241.
(f) M Ashok Kumar, A Nizar, K Shailaja, J Jayasutha, C Ramasamy: A study on prescribing pattern and potential drug-drug interactions in type 2 diabetes mellitus (inpatients) in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Der Pharmacia Lettre, 2011: 3 (4) 13-19.
(g) K.Shailaja, C. Ramasamy, Sheetal Kuriakose, Lisha Sureshbabu: The safety and efficacy of phosphate binders in dialysis patients. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol 5, issue 1, 2013, Pg no: 360-362.
Poster and Oral Presentations: 07
Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended: 16
Project guidances:-
1.Number of Ph.D Degree Thesis Supervising: -NA-
2.Number of M.Pharm guided: 10
3.Number of B.Pharm/ Pharm D guided: 08

Any other information:
1.CLINICAL:
(a) Provision of Pharmaceutical care services in various clinical departments including     general medicine, dermatology, paediatrics, pulmonology, neurology, nephrology,     Psychiatry, Obstetrics and gynaecology in tertiary care hospital.
- Auditing prescriptions, dispensing medications and patient counseling.
- Monitoring patients for Drug therapy (Appropriateness), Interactions & Medication errors (Analyzing and Reporting) and Patient compliance to drugs.
(b) Trained in capturing and reporting Adverse Event (AE) and Serious Adverse Event (SAE) and analyzing risk–benefit.
( c) Provision of Drugs and Poison Information Services and Patient Medication Counseling Services.
2. EDUCATIONAL
(a) Prepared Patient Information Leaflets (PILS) on Hypertension, COPD & Asthma, cancer, tuberculosis, Diabetes and Anaemia.
(b) Prepared various posters for educating the patients about the diseases and treatment, Adverse drug reactions and also to bring awareness about diet for Diabetes Patients by giving Diet chart.
(c) Updating the knowledge by attending the Continuing Pharmacy Education webinars organized by Pharmacy Times Organization functioning under Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

 
Name : Kamala R
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualifications : Doctor of Pharmacy (PHARM D)
Specialization : Pharmacy Practice
QUALIFICATION INSTITUTION BOARD/ UNIVERSITY YEAR OF PASSING
B.Pharm Karpagam College of Pharmacy Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University 2011
Pharm.D College of Pharmacy, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University 2015

Experiences :
Teaching: Since 2016
Email: krsushma725@gmail.com
Academic achievements:
Pharmacy Practice Module- Advanced Learning Series-3” organized by IACP, COP, SRIPMS on December 2012
Participated as a volunteer at the “Sanjeevini”-2015 Diabetic exhibition and awareness camp held on 18 & 19 April 2015 at Coimbatore
Attended a one day workshop on “Pharmacovigilance for aspiring professionals” organised by Oviya Medsafe Pvt Ltd.,

 
Name : Leena Pavitha. P
Designation : Assistant professor
Qualifications : Pharm. D (Doctor of Pharmacy)
QUALIFICATION INSTITUTION BOARD/ UNIVERSITY YEAR OF PASSING
PHARM.D
(Doctor of Pharmacy)
Faculty of Pharmacy Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai 2016

Experiences : Since 2016
Email: leenapavitha28@gmail.com
Academic achievements:
- 1 Year Global Certificate Career Training Programme for International Pharmacist Licensure Examinations with community set-up Training by ACNOVA at Sri Ramachandra Medial College and Research Institute.
- Certificate in cognitive and skills evaluation in accordance with the curriculum of the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare providers (CPR and AED) Program.
- Presented a case (oral) on scalp tumor in “PHARMAPRAC 2013” a National symposium on “Role of Pharmacists in Chronic Disease Management”.
Awards/research publications / conference attended
Conferences attended : 15

 
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