Dr. Dixon Thomas

Associate Dean Clinical and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice


  • B.Pharm from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India in 2002
  • M.Pharm from Annamalai University, India in 2005
  • Ph.D. from Karpagam University, India in 2013
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Profession Education from Gulf Medical University, UAE in 2015
  • M.S. in Education Management from Alagappa University, India in 2007
  • M.Sc. in Psychology from Madras University, India in 2010

Research Interest

  • Quality Assurance in Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
  • Renal Pharmacotherapy

Selected Publications

  • Al Zahawi, R,.H., Baig, M.R., Thomas, D., Al Meslamani, A.A. (2021) Benchmarking clinical pharmacy services in the United Arab Emirates with United States of America and Sweden. J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 9(6): 780–789. [link]
  • Alagheband. Z., Zachariah. S., Thomas. D., Dixon. D.L. (2020). Lipid profile outcome gaps of Arabs and South Asians receiving chronic Statin therapy. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences11(SPL4), 2194-2200. [link]
  • Elnajjar. S., Thomas. D., Tabbara. O., Baker. D. (2020). Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats analysis on choice of multi chamber bag or compounded parenteral nutrition. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences11(SPL4), 2298-2303. [link]
  • Thomas, D., Beshir, S.A., Zachariah, S., Gnana, K., Hamdy H. Distance assessment of counselling skills using virtual patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Pharmacy Education, 2020; 20(2):196 – 204. [link]
  • Abdalla, A., Thomas, D., McKeirnan, K., Khalifa, S. Fitness to Administer Influenza Vaccine by Pharmacists in the UAE: Quasi-experimental Pre-Post Intervention Study. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 2020 Dec 28. [link]
  • Hani, N., Zachariah, S., Thomas, D., Cooper, J.C. Pharmacist-led heart failure patient focus group using mobile apps-based intervention mix. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. 2020 Dec 19. [link]
  • Thomas, D., Khalifa, S., Sreedharan, J., Bond, R. Inter-rater Reliability of Preceptors on Clinical Pharmacy Competency Evaluation. Current Drug Therapy. 2020. [link]
  • Thomas, D., Zachariah, S., Akers. J. Clinical practice guidelines appraisal and utilisation by Pharm.D. students. Pharmacy Education. 2020; 20(1):375-378. DOI: [link]
  • Mukhtar, M., Thomas, D., Mohiuddin, G.S., Hiselius, J., & Burton, A. Effectiveness of Clinical Pharmacist Collaborative Care in Resolution of Antibiotic Drug-Related Problems in an Intensive Care Unit. The Internet Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2020; 18(1): 1-7. [link]
  • Gillani, S.W., Mohiuddin, G.S., Thomas, D., Gebreigziabher, F.B., Al-Salloum, J., Assadi, R.A., & Gnana, K. (2020). Role and Services of Pharmacist in the Prevention of Medication Errors: A Systematic Review. Current Drug Safety15. doi: 10.2174/1574886315666201002124713. [link]
  • Thomas, D., Cooper, J., & Maas, M. (2020). Neuron Model of Interprofessional Education and Evidence-Based Practice. INNOVATIONS in pharmacy11(3), 15-15. [link]
  • Al-Salloum J, Thomas D, AlAni G, Singh B. Interprofessional Care of Emergency Department Doctors and Pharmacists: Crossing a Collaboration Chasm. Inov Pharm [Internet]. 2020 Jun 9. [link]
  • Zachariah S, Al-Tamimi M, Vippadapu P, Shenouda W, Thomas D. Value of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis by enoxaparin with anti-factor Xa trough concentration monitoring in surgical care. Pharmacy Practice. 2020 Feb 17. [link]
  • Thomas, D., Baker, D. and Zachariah, S. (2020). Decentralize-Change-Recentralize Model of Drug Information Networks in Health Centers: Decentralized Drug Information Services. INNOVATIONS in pharmacy, 11(1), 19. [link]
  • Thomas, D. (2018).  Clinical Pharmacy Education, Practice and Research. (1st Ed). Elsevier. London. ISBN: 9780128142769. [Link]
  • Thomas, D., Zachariah, S. (2017). Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Pharmacovigilance in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. In: Ibrahim, M., Wertheimer, A., Babar, Z. Social and Administrative Aspects of Pharmacy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. (1st Ed). Academic Press. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780128112281. [Link]
  • Thomas, D., Ali, Z., Zachariah, S., Sundararaj, K.G.S., Cuyk, M.V., Cooper, J.C. (2017). Coxibs refocus attention on the cardiovascular risks of non-aspirin NSAIDs. Am J Cardiovasc Drugs,17(5),343–346.  [Link]
  • Jalali, S., Thomas, D., Shetty, P., & Cooper, J. C. (2017). Higher regulatory control of tramadol to prevent its abuse and dependence. Journal of Drug Policy Analysis, 2017-08-29.
  • Thomas, D., Tazerouni, H., Sundararaj, K. G. S., & Cooper, J. C. (2016). Therapeutic failure of primaquine and need for new medicines in radical cure of Plasmodium vivax. Acta Trop, 21, 160:35. [Link]
  • Thomas, D., Sundararaj, K. G. S., Shirwaikar, A., & Tarn, Y. (2016). Inclusion of Pharmacoeconomics course in the Undergraduate Pharmacy Education: A Global Trend Review. Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 9(3),147. [Link] 
  • Gerardo, A., Thomas, D., Zachariah, S., Byram, R., & Kannan, S. (2014). Cost-analysis of the WHO Essential Medicines List in A Resource-Limited Setting: Experience from A District Hospital in India. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 8(5), HM01–HM03.   [Link]
  • Zachariah, S., Sowmya, C., & Thomas, D. (2013). Grades of evidences in drug information provided at a rural Indian hospital. International Journal of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 04(03), 29. [Link]
  • Priyanka, P. T., Kumar, M. B., Zachariah, S., Thomas, D., Saunchez, L., & Gerardo, A. (2013). An interventional study on intensive care unit drug therapy assessment in a rural district hospital in India. Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacy, 4(3), 64. [Link]
  • Sowmya, S. K. R., Thomas, D., Zachariah, S., & Sunad, A. D. (2013). Assessment of Adverse Events and Quality of Life of Cancer Patients in a Secondary Level Care, Rural Hospital in South India. Value in Health Regional Issues, 2(1), 103.  [Link]
  • Thomas, D., Mathew, M., Raghavan, C. V., Mohanta, G. P., & Reddy, Y. P. (2012). Days lost due to disability of diclofenac-induced adverse drug reactions. Pharmacy Practice, 10(1), 40. [Link]