Dr. Pravina Koteshwar is a health care professional, she brings over twenty-two (22+) plus years of rich experience of clinical research and therapeutics.
She started her career as Medical Advisor & HOD of Pharmacology & Toxicology, R&D Centre, Natural Remedies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. She was actively involved in planning & product development in accordance to national and international specifications. The key responsibilities included strategic planning, budgeting, execution & supervision of clinical projects related to allergy & immunology, neurology and metabolic disorders.
She contributed to the intensification of clinical research training at Institute of Clinical Research, (India), Bangalore. During her tenure as Assistant Dean & Principal at ICRI, creatively contributed to designing and developing various courses (Master's and Diploma programs) and training modules in clinical research and related fields as per the industry needs and specifications.
As the Course Director, India, for M.Sc. Clinical Research of Cranfield University, UK, she was responsible for consistency and quality education of international standards to be delivered at all campuses of ICRI in India. She has achieved Recognized Teacher Status (RTS) by Cranfield, UK, an eligibility criteria for teaching and guiding postgraduate students.
She established research consultancy services to various organizations including Sponsors and CROs. She has played multiple roles as medical advisor, clinical monitor, project manager, investigator and co- investigator, research guide, etc. in different clinical settings. She has an expertise in critical review and scientific analysis of research dossiers, study protocols and reports.
She is very passionate about ethical aspects of clinical research. She was the Founder and member secretary of ICRI Independent Ethics committee – Bangalore (IIECB). Presently, she is the Member Secretary of Sri Sri Institutional Ethical Committee (SSIEC), Bangalore.
She is heading the department of emergency medical services at Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science Hospital & Research Centre, Bangalore. She is a consultant physician in the diabetic management and palliative cancer care. Actively involved in training the undergraduate, postgraduate students and nonclinical staff of hospital on Basic Life Support and emergency medical care. She is trained in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).
By qualification Dr Pravina holds MD in clinical pharmacology from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, Karnataka in 2002.
Dr Pravina lives at Bangalore and she is contributing to society by organizing and conducting many healthcare activities such as health camps, school health activities, health education and awareness programs for general public, students and employees in different organizations both at urban and rural areas of Bangalore.