V. Ishwaraiah MBBS, MRCP, FRFPS (1898–1983) was an eminent professor of Pharmacology in India.
He received his M.R.C.P (Edin) with Pharmacology as special subject and F.R.F.P.S (Glasgow). He worked as lecturer in Pharmacology, Andhra Medical College to succeed Dr. B. B. Dikshit (later the Director of AIIMS). He was promoted as Professor in 1943. He was transferred to Madras as Professor of Pharmacology for both Madras Medical College and Stanley Medical College.
He was very insistent that Pharmacologists be involved in Therapeutics (Clinics). He was instrumental in introducing M.D. in Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Andhra University with two examiners in Pharmacology and two in Medicine with a Practicals in Pharmacology and Clinical examination in Medicine. During that period, Professors of Pharmacology like Dr. Hardikar and Dr. M.Y. Ansari at Hyderabad and Dr. Ojha at Cuttack had clinical wards under their control. Dr. R.N. Chopra and his successors at the Calcutta School of Tropi