Dr J Vijay Venkatraman is a Diabetologist, Drug Safety Physician and Entrepreneur, with almost 2 decades of experience. He holds a MBA degree in Services Management. He is the first Indian to have been conferred the Fellowship of the Pharmaceutical Information & Pharmacovigilance Association (PIPA), UK.
Dr Vijay founded Oviya MedSafe, a global Pharmacovigilance consulting & Drug Safety services providing company incorporated in Coimbatore, India and London, UK, which has been fulfilling the compliance needs of the pharmaceutical industry since 2012.
Dr Vijay holds the honorary position ‘Regional Editor, India’ of Global Forum, the official magazine of the Drug Information Association (DIA). He has been the Chair of the Pharmacovigilance Council of the Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) since the inception of the council in 2015. He is the Chairman of the Pharmacovigilance Standing Committee of the Indian Medical Association – Tamil Nadu State Branch, for the year 2018.
Dr Vijay is an invited speaker and chairperson in national and international conferences. He has numerous publications to his credit. He is a member of several professional associations and is actively involved in promoting pharmacovigilance awareness among all stakeholders of the discipline.
Dr Vijay is a recipient of many awards including the ‘Leadership Excellence Award’ and the ‘State Appreciation Award for Co-ordinating Academic Activities’ by the Indian Medical Association.