Doctors

Dr. K. Pavithran


Designation :
Clinical Professor and Head
Department :
Medical Oncology
Email :
pavithrank@aims.amrita.edu
Qualification :
MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Medical Oncology), FRCP (London)

Dr. K. Pavithran currently serves as Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. He took his MD in Internal Medicine from Calicut Medical College and DM in Medical Oncology from Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London. He had his training in hematology from the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom and gained experience in bone-marrow transplantation from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Centre, Seattle, USA.

Dr. Pavithran is a member of many national (ISHTM, ISMPO, ISO, API, IMA, Indian Association of Cancer Research, ICON) and international organizations (International Medical Sciences Academy, International Society of Geriatric Oncology, European Society of Medical Oncology, International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR) and International Society of Gynecologic Oncology).

He has presented many papers and delivered many lectures at various national and international conferences. He has published 65 papers in International Journals and 82 in National Journals. He has edited two books on cancer (Essentials of Clinical Oncology and A Companion to Essentials of Clinical Oncology) and has contributed more than 37 chapters in various books. He has participated in more than 25 clinical trials.

He is also the reviewer for Biomed Central Journals (www.biomedcentral.com), American Journal of Clinical Oncology, Supportive Oncology, Indian Journal of Cancer, Journal of Cancer Research and Experimental Oncology, Indian Journal of Medical & Pediatric Oncology, Journal of Association of Physicians of India, Indian Journal of Dermatology & Venereology, Indian Journal of Medical Sciences and Indian Journal of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine. He also serves in the editorial board of many national and international journals.

Achievements

He has been awarded Fellowship by the World Federation of Haemophilia in 1993 and Indian College of Physicians in 2003. He is also a Fellow of International Medical Sciences Academy and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London.

Publications

He has to his credit numerous publications (65 papers in International Journals and 82 in National Journals). He has edited two books on cancer (Essentials of Clinical Oncology and A Companion to Essentials of Clinical Oncology) and has contributed more than 37 chapters in various books.

Selected Publications List

  • Aloysius James, Bini Vincent, Akhila Sivadas, K. Pavithran, “ A Study on the Clinical Outcome of Abiraterone Acetate in Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer Patients”, International Journal of Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Research, vol.12, no.1, pp. 04-07, 2018.
  • Suresh H Advani, Hemant Malhotra, Raju Titus Chacko, Maheboob Basade, Pavithran Keechilat, PN Mahapatra, Chanchal Goswami, TP Sahoo, Chirag Shah, “Advanced therapeutic options and importance of rebiopsy in epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor progressed nonsmall cell lung carcinoma patients: An expert opinion”, Indian Journal of Cancer, vol. 54, supplement 1, pp. 31-36, 2017.
  • W.M. Jose, K. Pavithran, T.S. Ganesan, “Short-course lenalidomide plus low-dose dexamethasone in the treatment of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma— a single-centre pragmatic study”, Current Oncology, vol.24, no.05, pp. 361-367, 2017.
  • Panicker PS, Melge AR, Biswas L, Keechilat P, Mohan CG. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) structure-based bioactive pharmacophore models for identifying next-generation inhibitors against clinically relevant EGFR mutations. Chem Biol Drug Des. 2017;90:629–636.
  • Antony MA, Pavithran K, Vijaykumar DK, Sudheer OV. Long-term survival following repeat liver resections in metastatic ovarian granulosa cell tumor: Case report with review of the literature. South Asian J Cancer 2017;6:87-8.
  • Dr. Abdul Majeed K., Dr. Pavithran K., “Bence jones Myeloma– An analysis of 28 cases”, International Journal of Scientific Research, vol.05, issue.11, pp. 280-281, 2016.