Dr. Urmila Thatte

Professor & Head, Dept. of Clinical Pharmacology,

KEM Hospital, Mumbai

Dr. Urmila Thatte started her career in pharmacology at the Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital. After almost twenty years of hard work and dedication to her subject in the department, Thatte got an opportunity to develop clinical pharmacology at Nair Hospital. She has been working in this department for the last six years. She is working with almost all governmental organizations in various capacities i.e. member of advisory committees or task force. A popular figure amongst the pharmacology fraternity, Thatte carries many stars to her credit. She serves on the National Pharmacovigilance Advisory Committee and is also the Coordinator of the Regional Pharmacovigilance Centre of the National Pharmacovigilance Programme. She is also on the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Evaluation. Her main areas of research interest include rational use of drugs in developing countries, herbal medicine and conceptual understanding of Ayurveda. She also serves on the ethics committees of the Tata Memorial Hospital, Hinduja Hospital and KEM Hospital as well as on the Independent Ethics Committee, Mumbai. She is also the Secretary of the Forum for Ethics Review Committees in India