Dr Rashmi R Rao

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacology


    Rashmi R Rao teaches students of MBBS, BDS, BPT, and other Allied Health Sciences.

    She is also the subject coordinator for BPT & other Allied Health Sciences courses.


Subject Semester / Year
Pharmacology Third, Fourth, Fifth semesters, MBBS
Pharmacology Second year BDS
Pharmacology Second year BPT and other Allied Health Sciences


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD (Doctor of Medicine) Pharmacology A J Institute of Medical Sciences 2013
MBBS Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) 2006


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Associate Professor 2018 - Till date
Kasturba Medical College, Karnataka, India Assistant Professor 2013 -2018
AJ Institute of Medical Sciences, Karnataka, India Medical Officer 2007-2010
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. Tutor in Department of Community Medicine 2006

Top five publications of Dr. Rashmi R. Rao:

1) Nikitha Suvarna J, Amrita Parida, Basavaraj Poojar, Sumanjali Daggupati, Manju V, Rashmi R. Rao. Nephroprotective activity of Sinapis alba in gentamicin induced murinemodel of renotoxicity. Int. J. Res. Pharm. Sci.2019; 10(4):3761-7.

2) Kamath A, Rashmi R Rao, Preethi J Shenoy, Ullal SD. Approaches to learning and academic performance in pharmacology among second-year undergraduate medical students. Sci Med. 2018;28(4):ID32395.

3) Abhilash S, Rashmi R Rao, Sivaguha Yadunath. Assessment of prescribing pattern among orthopedic in-patients using WHO prescribing indicators. Asian J Pharm Clin Res.2018; 11(12):505-9.

4) Aiswarya N, Rashmi R Rao, Preethi J Shenoy, Chandran V, Teerthanath S, Sunil PB, Rakesh KB.Nephroprotective Effect of Aqueous Extract of Pimpinella anisum in Gentamicin Induced Nephrotoxicity in Wistar Rats. Pharmacog J. 2018;10(3):403-407.

5) Srivastava P, Rashmi R Rao, Preethi J Shenoy, Poornima Ajay Manjrekar , Teerthanath S, Bhuvaneshwari S. Nephroprotective Effect of Anethum graveolens in a Murine Model of Gentamicin Induced Nephrotoxicity. J Young Pharm. 2018;10(2):155-8.


Area of Interest

Medical Education, Pharmacognosy

Area of Expertise

Preclinical animal studies, Drug utilisation

Area of Research

Preclinical research,Medical Education

1)Evaluation of hepatoprotective potential of Sinapis alba against isoniazid and rifampicin induced hepatotoxicity in experimental rats. Mr. Navneet. 2019 2) Evaluation of the effect of betulinic acid on learning and memory in wistar rats. Ms. Riya Bhattacharya 2018 3) Hepatoprotective activity of Salvia hispanica (Chia) seeds on Isoniazid and Rifampicin induced toxicity in wistar rats. Ms. Apoorva 2017 4) Nephroprotective Effect of Anethum graveolens in a Murine Model of Gentamicin Induced Nephrotoxicity. Dr. Pragati Srivastava 2017 5) Nephroprotective effect of aqueous extract of Pimpinella anisum in gentamicin induced nephrotoxicity in wistar rats Ms. Aiswarya Nair 2016