Sidhartha D. Ray, PhD, FACN


Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Touro College of Pharmacy


Dr. Sidhartha D. Ray has been with us since 2018 and has over 31 years of teaching, research and service experience in the academy as a full-time faculty. Prior to joining TCOP, he served as Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the A&M Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences of Long Island University (LIU) and Manchester University College of Pharmacy (MUCOP) as the founding chair of the pharmaceutical science department. He received his formal doctoral training from the University of Indore, India (DAVV, Indore), and did postdoctoral research at several top-ranking pharmacology/Toxicology programs. Dr. Ray has earned international recognition for his seminal work on drug-induced cell death, and anti-cancer/anti-toxic properties of phytochemicals/nutraceuticals. His most recent research interest is to explore the role of microRNA during drug-induced toxic reactions. Because of his dedicated service to academic triage, he has received a number of prestigious awards (see the list of awards below). He is the ‘Teacher of the year of 2023’ of TCOP. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications with nearly 8 thousand Google scholar citations of his articles. He has mentored numerous undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral and faculty colleagues nationally for decades. Besides serving as the Editor-in-Chief of a four-decade-old practitioner’s book titled ‘Side Effects of Drugs-Annual’ (Elsevier), he serves as Assoc Editor of ‘Archives of Toxicology (Springer-Nature)’ and ‘Encyclopedia of Toxicology (Elsevier)’. He continues to serve the academic community in many forms. His core academic philosophy has been to instill ‘Lifelong learning skills’ amongst the next generation of learners.

Clinical Specialty

  • ADRs, ADEs, Pharmacogenomics, Drug Toxicology and Side Effects of drugs
  • Anticancer/Antitoxic Properties of Phytochemicals


  • 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
  • 2008: Abraham Krasnoff Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship -Long Island University
  • 2013: Undergraduate Educator of the Year National Award by the Society of Toxicology
  • 2014: Outstanding Scholar of the Year Award – Manchester University
  • 2015: Senior Toxicologist’ national award from ASIO-SIG – Society of Toxicology
  • 2023: ‘Professor of the Year’ award from Touro University College of Pharmacy


TCOP Research
Journal Metrics

Professional Service

  • AACP’s Department Chair Community – Member 2020 - 2022.
  • AACP’s Council of Faculties – Moderator & Member 2020.
  • 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 – 2021.
  • Ragus National Awards Committee Member- American Colleges of Nutrition/ American Nutrition Alliance – 2016 – Present.
  • Secretary: Graduate Education SIG- American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy: 2016-2018.
  • National Awards Committee Member: Society for Redox Biology & Medicine: 2009 – 2020.
  • National Fellows Selection Committee Member: Society for Redox Biology & Medicine: 2011 – 2020.
  • 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
  • PBSN-690: Independent Research Study (Mol. Pharm & Mol. Tox)
  • PHPN-721: Drug-Induced Disease & toxicology
  • PBSN-000: Biochemistry (Offered in Summer for incoming students)


Book editing, gardening, cooking, visiting places, different ethnic foods