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About Avadhesh C. Sharma

Dr. Sharma has more than 20 years of extensive experience in research and teaching of cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology.

Dr. Sharma has been instrumental in developing the infrastructure for research at the School of Pharmacy duly supported by PCOM. In a newly-developed Pharmacy Research Laboratory at the Georgia campus, Dr. Sharma is developing an in vitro paradigm (using stem cell derived cardiomyocyte and primary human cardiomyocyte culture) to assess in vivo clinical cardiovascular pathophysiology. Dr. Sharma envisions advancing the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences as a platform for the growth and development of students and faculty at the PCOM School of Pharmacy - Georgia Campus.

As a member of Executive Leadership Team of the PCOM School of Pharmacy, Dr. Sharma is integral part of accreditation process (governed by Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education). Dr. Sharma is leading the department of pharmaceutical sciences in providing education to professional PharmD students at the School of Pharmacy.


Present Chair and Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences


2010 - 2012 Ketamine-mediated modulation of NMDA and opioid receptors on activated platelets
Role: PI
2010 - 2011 Low-dose Ketamine (intraoperative) decreases postoperative opioid use
Oral Maxillofacial Research Foundation
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): David Grogan (PI)
2006 - 2008 Endothelin converting enzyme in sepsis: cardiac function
Role: PI
2002 - 2004 Interactive Endothelin and Nitric Oxide Mechanisms in Myocardial Dysfunction in Sepsis
American Heart Association
Beginning Grant in Aid
Role: PI
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2010 - 2012 President, Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America
2009 Vice President, Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America
Managing Editor, Frontiers in Bioscience, Encyclopedia in Bioscience
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  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Pharmacology

Contact Information

P: 678-407-7344


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