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Gollapudi Shankar, B.Pharm, MS Public Health, PharmD

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration

College of Pharmacy

E-Mail: GShankar@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-5459 |


1987 Creighton University

MS Public Health
1983 University of Northern Colorado

1980 Nagpur University, India



2003 Australian College of Pharmacy Practice

2003 New Mexico Board of Pharmacy

1999 Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy

1996 Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties

*FACP, a Fellowship at the Australian College of Pharmacy Practice, is a graduate program in pharmacy practice equal to the completion of two clinical specialties in pharmacy practice.

*Pharmacist Clinician is a Mid Level Clinical Practitioner in the state of New Mexico with prescribing privileges pursuant to NMPP Act.

Work Site

Inland Regional Center - Servicing off site Residential Care Facilities in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
(Psychopharmacology consulting clerkship offered periodically with prior approval)

Olive Vista
2335 S. Towne Blvd.
Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 628-6024

Psychiatry Clerkship is designed to provide various clinical experiences necessary to prepare students to become entry level practitioners. The students will be involved in direct patient care activities in a psychiatric care clinic setting and will have opportunities to work with other health care professionals in IDT meetings. The students are expected to serve as an integral member of the multidisciplinary health care team to provide drug therapy to patients and other health care professionals. Students are required to present medication groups to patients as well as a final presentation, which is given to the staff, faculty, and students at Olive Vista.

Research Interest

Dr. Shankar's interests are in the area of pharmacotherapy related to Psychiatric disorders. His areas of expertise include Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression and Anxiety Disorders. In addition, Dr. Shankar has completed 1500 hours of advanced training in the areas of ambulatory cardiology (Hypertension, Heart Failure, Lipid Management and anticoagulation) as a part of his Pharmacist Clinician training along with a mini fellowship in Bipolar Disorder, Gero-Psychiatric behavior and Alzheimer's disease traineeships. His areas of clinical interest include natural products in Neuroscience and Gero-Psychiatry.


Shankar G, Kelly Lee, Jack Chen. Metabolic, Endocrinologic, and Cardiovascular Adverse Effects of Psychotropic Drugs. Psychiatry, PSAP Program, Fifth Edition 2004, Volume 3, 163-182

Shankar, G, Cardiovascular Adverse Effects of Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs: Application of Pharmaceutical Care Principles In Managing Schizophrenic Patient With Atypical Antipsychotic Pharmacotherapy. Pharmabiz, also presented at Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Dec 3, 2005

Shankar G, Kelly Lee, Jack Chen. Metabolic Adverse Effects of Atypical Antipsychotic Medications. California Pharmacist Spring2006; 12-17

Shankar G, Nate C. Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale as a long-term outcome measurement tool in patients receiving clozapine ODT- A Pilot Study. Pharmacy Practice 2007;5(1): 42-45

Shankar G, Efficacy of Polypharmacy with Atypical Antipsychotic Medications in Schizoaffective Patients. Rx Times, 2007: 4(1) 20-24