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Gaurav P

- Research Program Mentor

MD candidate at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/Princeton University


Clinical trials/research, Observational studies, Oncology, Anticoagulation, Family Medicine, Infectious Disease, Dermatologic malignancy, Outcomes-based research


My name is Gaurav Pathak, and I am a PharmD/MD dual degree student at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson medical school. As I completed my PharmD degree in May 2022, I conducted various research projects at clinical sites throughout NJ. My most recent projects on “Evaluating Anticoagulation Strategies in COVID” and “Evaluating Statin Treatment in Hispanic/Latino Populations” were presented at regional and state conferences and highlight my passion for retrospective clinical research. Additionally, I have extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry having worked at Regeneron Pharmaceutical and Janssen which have given me insight on the clinical drug development process. I aim to pursue an investigative role in clinical trials in the future. I am interested in evaluating outcomes of patients with cancer, dermatologic conditions, and cardiovascular disease receiving standards of care treatment (to identify unmet medical need). I have also performed various quality improvement (QI) projects at the various clinical sites I have worked at in pharmacy school and in the industry. I am also interested in identifying predictive biomarkers for success in patients taking cancer treatment. In my free time, I love spending time with family and friends watching football (Jets) and basketball (Nets) as well as going on runs and hikes!

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Tranexamic Acid as a treatment for drug-induced angioedema

High blood pressure is one of the most common conditions in adults worldwide and medications such as lisinopril are commonly used to treat it. However, some patients develop a dangerous side effect called "angioedema" when they take this lisinopril, which can cause serious complications. In this project we review tranexamic acid as it is used medically to treat such patients and provide rescue therapy for drug-induced angioedema.

Coding skills


Languages I know

Marathi-fluent, Hindi- conversational, Spanish- conversational

Teaching experience

I have taught undergraduate research students at the Rutgers Aresty Undergraduate research center on the principles of conducting scholarly research. Biweekly lesson plans included creating a research question, developing a testable hypothesis, conducting the scientific method (or argument structure if humanities) and presenting a poster. I have also taught various high school EMT's the principles of providing patient-centered care. Skills taught include maintaining airway, breathing, circulation (ABC's), obtaining a patient history and administering interventions.


Work experience

Janssen Pharmaceuticals (2022 - 2022)
Infectious Disease Intern
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (2019 - 2021)
Clinical Scientist (contractor)
Rutgers University- Aresty Center for Undergraduate Research (2019 - 2021)
Research peer instructor


Rutgers University
PharmD Doctor of Pharmacy
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/Princeton University
MD Doctor of Medicine candidate

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