Dr. Pradeep Bhandari, Key Advisor
Dr. Pradeep Bhandari is a Gastroenterologist who leads the early gastrointestinal cancer services at Portsmouth. His initial research was related to the role of cyclooxygenase in upper gastrointestinal inflammation and cancer. In 2004, he went to National cancer center in Tokyo on a visiting fellowship and trained in the principles of early cancer diagnosis and endoscopic resection of superficial neoplasia.
He was appointed as a Consultant Gastroenterologist in Portsmouth in 2005. He developed an early cancer service providing advanced endoscopic diagnosis and resection for upper and lower gastrointestinal neoplasia. This service provides the basis of various research projects and advanced training program apart from providing a tertiary referral service for UK.
Dr. Bhandari was appointed as a Professor of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in 2012 and heads the Gastroenterology research at Solent Centre for digestive diseases in Portsmouth. His research focus has been around novel endoscopic techniques and technologies like the optical diagnosis, use of acetic acid in diagnosis of Barrett’s neoplasia, cost-effectiveness of endoscopic interventions, advanced endoscopic resections and endoscopic outcome predictors.
His contribution to UK endoscopy was recently recognized by Royal College of Physicians(Edinburgh) by awarding him Freeland Barbour Award. He was awarded the Hopkins Endoscopy prize by the British Society of Gastroenterology in 2013 and has twice received the ASGE crystal award for his endoscopic work. He sits on to the BSG Endoscopy and research Committee and is a specialist advisor to NICE. He is a member of BSG, ESGE and ASGE.
Dr Bhandari has authored and Co-authored several peer reviewed publications, Guidelines, Cochrane reviews and Book chapters. He has lectured at various National and International meetings. He enjoys watching football and playing Cricket and racquet sports.