Dr. Sadhana N Holla

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacology

Qualification: MBBS, MD


    •  Involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students
    • Guides undergraduate and postgraduate students in research projects
    • Teacher guardian for MBBS students
    • Involved in development of timetable and practical record of pharmacology for CBME syllabus
    • Coordinator of Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Centre and Pharmacovigilance Committee, to scrutinize ADRs from clinical departments of Kasturba Hospital, Manipal
    • Member of Doctoral Committee, PhD research vertical, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal



Subject Semester / Year


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MBBS K S Hegde Medical Academy March 2012
MD Pharmacology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal May 2016


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Associate Professor 01/12/2022- Till present
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Assistant Professor 02/11/2018 - 30/11/2022
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Tutor 02/11/2017 to 01/11/2018
Ecron Aconova BABE centre, Manipal Clinical Pharmacologist 01/7/2016 to 31/10/2017

Ameliorative effect of Carica papaya Linn. leaves on acetic acid induced Ulcerative colitis in Male Albino Wistar rats.

PI: Rachana Hublikar, MSc

Towards an Optimum Prescribing- Deprescribing: A face off with Polypharmacy

Co I: Ms Prahbleen, MBBS

A prospective observational study to identify and evaluate the adverse drug reactions among patients on anti-tubercular medications

PI: Dr Shalini Adiga Co I: Dr Sadhana


Area of Interest

General pharmacology, cardiovascular and Psychopharmacology, case based learning

Area of Expertise

Clinical pharmacology: clinical trials, pharmacovigilance, BABE, drug interactions and polypharmacy

Area of Research

Infectious diseases, cancer chemotherapy, pharmacognosy, research activities in bronchial asthma and tuberculosis

Glucocorticoids: Boon or Bane-An assessment of safety profiling of steroids in a tertiary care hospital

Sadhana N Holla

Int. J. Res. Pharm. Sci, , 2021, 12(2), 1611-1619.

Implementation and assessment of a module to enhance prescribing competency in undergraduate medical students

Veena Nayak Shalini Adiga Smita Shenoy Sadhana Holla

Medical Journal Armed Forces India, Volume 77, Supplement 1, 2021, Pages S122-S128, ISSN 0377-1237, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mjafi.2020.12.025

A retrospective study of serious adverse drug reactions and associated risk factors in a tertiary care hospital.

Smita Shenoy Mohit Gupta Sadhana Holla Madhurima Home Harish Thanusubramanian

 International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology. 9. 101. 10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20195770. 

Toxic epidermal necrolysis versus staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome: A diagnostic confusion in a 2-year-old child with ceftriaxone therapy

Krishna V Holla SN Sunny SV Hebbar SA

 J Pharmacol Pharmacother 2018;9:46-8. 

Evaluating the relationship of inhaler technique with asthma control and quality of life

Bharti Chogtu Sadhana Holla Rahul Magazine Asha Kamath

Indian J Pharmacol. 2017;49:110‑5.