Sidhartha D. Ray, PhD, FACN

Interim Chair, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences


Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Touro College of Pharmacy


Dr. Sidhartha D. Ray joins us with over 25 years of teaching, research and service experience in the academy. Prior to this, he served as Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the A&M Schwartz College of Pharmacy of Long Island University and Manchester University College of Pharmacy. He also served as the founding chair of the pharmaceutical science department at the Manchester University. He received his formal doctoral training from the University of Indore, India (DAVV, Indore), and did research at several top ranking pharmacology/Toxicology programs. Dr. Ray has earned international recognition for his seminal work on drug-induced cell death (apoptosis, necroptosis or apocrosis) and anti-cancer/anti-toxic properties of phytochemicals/nutraceuticals. Because of his dedicated service to the academic triage, he has received Long Island University’s ‘David Newton Award for excellence in teaching pharmacy in 2005’, ‘Lifetime Award for Scholarly Achievement in 2008’, two national awards from the Society of Toxicology, ‘Undergraduate Educator of the Year’ national award in 2013 and ‘Senior Toxicologist’ award from ASIO-SIG in 2015.  In 2014, he also received ‘Outstanding Scholar of the Year’ award from Manchester University. He has over 120 peer-reviewed publications with over five thousand worldwide citations of his articles. He has mentored numerous undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral and faculty colleagues nationally. Besides serving as the Editor-in-Chief of a four-decade-old practitioner’s book titled ‘Side Effects of Drugs-Annual’ (Elsevier), he serves on the editorial boards of several high impact factor international journals. He continues to serve the academic community in many forms. His core academic philosophy has been to instill ‘Lifelong learning skills’ amongst his students.

You can learn more about his publications and presentations on his website

Clinical Specialty

  • ADRs, ADEs, Pharmacogenomics, Drug Toxicology and Side Effects of drugs


  • PhD, University of Indore, India; 1984
  • MS, University of Indore, India; 1977
  • Sr. Research Associate/Research Toxicologist, Medical College of Virginia/VCU at Richmond, 1992/1993
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology Program, UNM College of Pharmacy, 1989-1992
  • Research Associate, Univ. of Miss. Medical Center, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology, 1988-1989
  • Post-Doc, Department of Biology & Molecular Biology, Univ. of California at Santa Cruz, CA, 1986-1988
  • Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology-JGPT, Rutgers University Ernest Mario College of Pharmacy, 1984-1986

Honors and Awards

  • 1996: American Academy of Clinical toxicology- New Investigator National Research award
  • 2005: David Newton Award for excellence in teaching pharmacy - Long Island University
  • 2014: Outstanding Scholar of the Year Award – Manchester University
  • 2015: Senior Toxicologist’ award from ASIO-SIG – Society of Toxicology
  • 2008: Abraham Krassnoff Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship -Long Island University 
  • 2013: Undergraduate Educator of the Year National Award by the Society of Toxicology

Professional Service

  • AACP’s Council of Faculties – Moderator & Member 2020- present
  • Editor: Encyclopedia of Toxicology, 4th ed, (Elsevier), 2020 - 2024
  • Editor of Side Effects of Drugs- Annual (Elsevier): 2014 - Present
  • Learning Objectives Work Group: Soc. Of Toxicology- National Curriculum Committee: 2016 – Present
  • Ragus National Awards Committee Member- American Colleges of Nutrition – 2016 – Present
  • Secretary: Graduate Education SIG- American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy: 2016-2018
  • National Awards Committee Member: Society for Redox Biology & Medicine: 2009 – Present
  • National Fellows Selection Committee Member: Society for Redox Biology & Medicine: 2011 – Present
  • Education Committee: Society of Toxicology- 2007 – 2010
  • NIH- NLM ToxLearn project: Society of Toxicology representative: 2006 – 2014

Teaching Responsibilities

  • PBSN 526: Advanced Pathophysiology
  • PBSN-527: Pharmacology Medicinal Chemistry I
  • PBSN 529: Pharmacology Medicinal Chemistry II
  • PBSN 625: Pharmacology Medicinal Chemistry III
  • PBSN 631: Pharmacology Medicinal Chemistry IV
  • PBSN-680: Toxicology & Poisoning Management
  • PHPN-721: Drug-Induced Disease & toxicology