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.
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.
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.