Dr. Vineetha Menon

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Lecturer 
School of Pharmacy

Vineetha.Menon@monash.edu
+603 5515 9728
Room  2-5-44

Dr. Vineetha Menon obtained her bachelor degree in pharmacy in 2009, from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, India. Following graduation, she started working as a hospital pharmacist from 2010-2011. She left her job at the hospital to pursue Doctor of Pharmacy from JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, India, which she completed in 2014. Currently, she is working towards completion of her Ph.D in Clinical Pharmacy, focusing on medication safety in the geriatric population.

During her doctoral studies, Dr. Vineetha was working as a teaching assistant for post graduate and undergraduate level courses. Apart from teaching, she also worked as a clinical research coordinator for a phase III clinical trial. Her clinical experience includes working for several years as a clinical pharmacist in the department of internal medicine, working closely with physicians and other healthcare professionals and guiding pharmacy students during their clinical placements.  Dr. Vineetha joined Monash University Malaysia as lecturer in February 2018. Her research interests span various areas of medication use and safety management.

Qualifications

- Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmacovigilance (PGDPv), JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research,JSS University
2014

- Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D), JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, JSS University, 2014

- Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm), Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Amrita University, 2009

Expertise

1. Geriatric pharmacotherapy

2. Drug therapy safety management

3. Pharmacovigilance and toxicology

4. Drug use evaluation

5. Quality of life assessment

6. Community and social pharmacy

7. Clinical research

8. Pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics

Membership in Associations and International Bodies

Reviewer, Since 2015
Clinical Case Report

Member, 2016-2017 (Membership No: 39990)
International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research (ISPOR)

Member, 2009-Present (Membership No: 38708)
Kerala State Pharmacy Council

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Scholarly Journal (Refereed Only)

Bhanukumar M, Vineetha Bharathan Menon. Drug induced facial nodules and hyperpigmentation. Accepted inJournal of General Internal Medicine (2018).

Vineetha Bharathan Menon, Madhan Ramesh, Pratibha Pereira, Venkatesh Chilkunda Raviprakash, Krishna Undela. Inappropriate prescribing of antimalarial therapy for the treatment of undifferentiated febrile illness among the elderly. Accepted in Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research (2018).

Vineetha Bharathan Menon, Ansu Anie Sunny, Pratibha Pereira, Shashidhara KC, M Ramesh. Steroid psychosis: A case series of 3 patients. IJOPP. 2018;11(1):51-54.

Vineetha Bharathan Menon, Bhanukumar M, Pratibha Pereira. A rare case of acquired amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenic purpura. JIM 3R. 2018;6(2):31-34.

Prasanna Kumar HR, Mahesh MG, Vineetha Bharathan Menon, Srinath KM, Shashidhara KC, Ashok P. Patientself-reported quality of life assessment in type 2 diabetes mellitus: A pilot study. Niger J Clin Pract. 2018;21(3):343-349.

Vineetha Bharathan Menon, Rinu Shaji, Pratibha Pereira, Shashidhara KC, M Ramesh. Isoniazid associatedpsychosis: A case series of 3 patients. IJOPP. 2017;10(2):142-146.

Bhanukumar M, Vineetha Bharathan Menon. Recurrent pulmonary embolism associated with oral hormonalcontraceptive use. Int J Health Allied Sci. 2017;6(3):180-183.

Vineetha Bharathan Menon, Bhanuvaishnavi G, Venkatesh CR, Prathiba Pereira, Basavanna Gowdappa,Madhan Ramesh. Cabergoline induced supraventricular tachycardia with QT prolongation. IJOPP. 2017;10(2):147-150.

Bhanukumar M, Prasanna KH Ramaswamy, Naveen Krishna Peddi, Vineetha Bharathan Menon. Mean plateletvolume and platelet distribution width as markers of vascular thrombosis in type 2 diabetes mellitus. JPMER.2016;50(3):127-131.

Bhanukumar M, Adarsh LS, Naveen Krishna Peddi, Vineetha Bharathan Menon. Adenosine deaminase as amarker of insulin resistance. Int J Res Med Sci. 2016;4(7):2972-2979.

Bhanukumar M, Abithraj K, Rajendraprasad S, Vineetha Bharathan Menon. The study of gonadal hormonalabnormalities and sexual dysfunction in HIV-positive females: An exploratory study. J Clin Diagn Res.2016;10(4):11-14.

Bhanukumar M, Mohammed Raza, Vineetha Bharathan Menon, Justin Kurian, Madhan Ramesh. A case reportof acute mono-arthritis in the postoperative period. JPPR. 2016;64(1):38-41.

Niphy Annie Varghese, Savitha TG, Vineetha Bharathan Menon, Krishna Undela, Madhan Ramesh. Enoxaparininduced maculopapular rash. IJOPP. 2016;8(4):199-201.

Noel M Isaac, Vineetha Bharathan Menon, Mini Johnson Christudas, Krishna Undela, Dushad Ram. Acomparative review of a novel melatonergic antidepressant drug- Agomelatine. WJPPS. 2015;4(7):1323-1334.

Bhanukumar M, Vineetha Bharathan Menon, Justin Kurian, Madhan Ramesh. A case report of diclofenac induced SSNHL. Int J Med Public Health. 2015;5(7):250-252.

Vineetha Bharathan Menon, Justin Kurian, Krishna Undela, Madhan Ramesh, Basavanna Gowdappa. Phenytointoxicity: A case report. J Young Pharm. 2015;7(3):272-275.

Vineetha Bharathan Menon, Phanisree Alla, Smitha Madhuri, Savitha R Sanathan, Manjunath S Shetty, DushadRam. Sleep quality in end-stage renal disease patients on maintenance hemodialysis: A six-month prospectivesurvey. IJPSR. 2015;6(2):660-668.

Savitha R Sanathan, Vineetha Bharathan Menon, Phanisree Alla, Smitha Madhuri, Manjunath S Shetty, DushadRam. Depressive symptoms in chronic kidney disease patients on maintenance hemodialysis. WJPPS. 2014;3(8):535-548.

Conference Proceedings (Refereed Only)

Madhan Ramesh, Vineetha Bharathan Menon, Prathiba Pereira, Venkatesh CR, Krishna Undela, HathurBasavanna Gowdappa. Cost implications of inappropriate prescribing of anti-malarial therapy for the treatment of undifferentiated febrile illness among elderly. Value of Health. ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress, 29thOctober-2nd November 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Madhan Ramesh, Vineetha Bharathan Menon. Evaluation of clinical and economic impact of drug relatedproblems in the elderly in a tertiary care hospital. Value of Health. ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress, 29thOctober-2nd November 2016, Vienna, Austria

Local Presentation (Top 20)

Presentation "Detection and management of medication related problems in elderly patients", Second International Conference on Clinical Pharmacy- CPCON, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, India, 20/21st January 2017

Presentation "Drugs and their demerits: Iatrogenic cardiovascular adverse drug reactions and Role of a pharmacist", Pharmaexousia, Ezhuthachan College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, India, 23rd April 2016 (Awarded second best research poster)

Presentation "Study of sleep pattern in patients on maintenance hemodialysis at Indian tertiary hospitals", APTICON, Vikas Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, India, 25-27th October 2013

Presentation "Study of pattern of depressive symptoms in patients on maintenance hemodialysis at Indian tertiary hospitals", APTICON, Vikas Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, India, 25-27th October 2013

Presentation "Population-based evaluation of adult attitudes and beliefs towards phytopharmaceuticals", International Herbal Conference, The Lalit Ashok, India, 26-28th February 2009

Presentation "Estimation of racecadotril in pharmaceutical dosage forms", National Seminar on Recent Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Education, Al-Shifa College of Pharmacy, India, 28th November 2008

International Presentation (Top 20)

Presentation "Trend of adverse drug reactions in a multi-speciality teaching hospital: A retrospective analysis of reports to adverse drug reaction database (2013-2015)", Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technologies Conference, Dubai, 7-9th March 2017

Presentation "Cost implications of inappropriate prescribing of anti-malarial therapy for the treatment of undifferentiated febrile illness among elderly", ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress, Austria, 29th October-2nd November 2016

Presentation "Evaluation of clinical and economic impact of drug related problems in the elderly in a tertiary care hospital", ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress, Austria, 29th October-2nd November 2016

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