Dr C S Pramesh is the Director of the Tata Memorial Hospital and the Professor and Head of Thoracic Surgery at the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai.
He is the convener for the National Cancer Grid, a large network of over 180 cancer centres in India. The mandate of the National Cancer Grid is to provide uniform standards of cancer care across the country.
Pramesh is highly committed to efforts towards reducing inequities in cancer care and making cancer treatment accessible to all geographic regions and strata of society. He is also a visiting professor at the Division of Cancer Studies, King’s College London and the Institute of Cancer Policy, King’s Health Partners, London.
His primary clinical areas of interest include treatment of esophageal and lung cancers and minimally invasive surgery.
He is the Secretary of the Indian Society for Diseases of the Esophagus and Stomach (ISES). He is the Principal Investigator in several investigator-initiated research studies including randomized trials on cancer screening, surgical techniques, neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment of thoracic cancers.
He has more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts and book chapters on various topics including thoracic oncology, clinical research methods, translational research and cancer policy.
Prof Pramesh has strong interests in clinical trial designs, surgical trials, comparative effectiveness research, promoting collaborative research and cancer policy.
He successfully completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials offered by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London in 2010.
He is keen on promoting training in clinical research methods and conducts several courses on clinical research methodology, biostatistics and scientific writing.
He serves on the core committee of the Clinical Research Secretariat of the hospital.