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Dr. C. Kesavadas

Professor & Head
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Academic Qualifications

Fellowship: Neuroradiology - Department of Neuroradiology, Scientific Institute & University Hospital San Raffaele, Milan, Italy - 2002

MD ( Radio-Diagnosis) - Medical College, Trivandrum, University of Kerala - October 1994

DMRD (Diploma in Medical Radio-Diagnosis) - Medical College, Trivandrum, University of Kerala - October 1993

MBBS ( Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) - Calicut Medical College, University of Calicut - 1989

Professional Record

Professor in Radiology, SCTIMST since 24.08.2012

Former Assistant, Associate & Additional Professor in Radiology at SCTIMST (from August 1998)

Former Consultant in Radiology at SCTIMST (fromMay, 1995)

Former Lecturer in Radiology at RCC, Trivandrum (from January to April, 1995)

Awards

National Bioscience Award, 2009- Awarded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India for the work in Functional Neuroimaging

Dr. Anibhav Goel Gold Medal , USCON 2012, Auranagabad Awarded for work on ultrasound enhanced contrast media for detecting carotid plaque vulnerability

Dr.Ashoke Mukharjee Memmorial Award ( Gold Medal), 2006 Awarded at the Annual Conference of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association, Chennai, India, Jan 2006 for the work on functional MRI in presurgical patients with Epilepsy

Certificate of Merit, RSNA 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012,2016 Awarded at the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, USA for the scientific exhibits a) Susceptibility weighted imaging - A new tool in imaging stroke patients ( 2007).b) Video EEG- MRI correlation in epilepsy ( 2009) c) Language diffusion tensor tractography ( 2011) d) Brain morohometry techniques ( 2012) e) Arterial spin labeling in epilepsy ( 2016)

Best Poster award, Epilepsy conference 2008 Awarded at the National Epilepsy conference, October 2008, New Delhi for the poster on "Role of advanced MRI protocols for detection and evaluation of lesion extent of cortical dysplasia in patients with epilepsy"

Geubert Young Radiologist Award, 2003 Won at the Annual Conference of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association, Jaipur , Jan 2003 for the Best Poster

Best Poster Award , 2000 Won at Millennium Congress of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, New Delhi2000

Best Case Presentation Award, 1996 Won at Wipro GE MR User meeting, Goa 1996.

Oration : ICMR MN Sen Oration Award , 2010

Oration : 27th Calicut Medical College Alumini Association Award - Presented by the Calicut Medical College Association on Jan, 2011

Oration : Dr.M.L Aggarwal Memorial Oration Award - Elected for the award by the Indian Radiological & Imaging Association. Awarded in Jan 2012.

Area of Interest

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (including MR spectroscopy, Diffusion/Perfusion Imaging, Susceptibility weighted imaging and Functional MRI) , Functional Near infra-red spectroscopy

Neuroradiology (Especially Neuroimaging in Epilepsy, Brain tumor, Pediatric Neuroradiology, Movement disorders, Dementia and Stroke)

Medical Imaging Informatics, Brain Computer interface

Collaboration

Indian Institute of Technology ( Madras) . Collaborator : Dr. Ganapathy Krishnamurthy Topic : Machine learning for brain tumor segmentation ( joint Phd program)

University of Tunbingen, Germany, Collaborator: Dr.Sitaram Ranganatha Topic : Brain- Computer Interface ( fMRI & fNIRS based ) for Neurofeedback

Indian Institute of Information Technology & management, Kerala. Collaborator: Dr. Joseph Paul Co-investigator of DST funded project Development & Validation of signal processing techniques for time constrained MRI Topic: MRI Sequence simulation & medical image processing ( joint Phd program)

National institute of Technology, Surathkal, Karnataka Collaborator: Dr.Jeny Rajan Topic: Carotid plaque segmentation in MRI images

Biomedical Technology wing, SCTIMST, Collaborator: Mr.Sujesh Topics: fMRI based brain computer interface, EEG correlated fMRI

GE Healthcare: Multiband Resting state fMRI in epilepsy, dementia, movement disorders, eASL in epilepsy, Quantitative susceptibility mapping in neurodegenerative diseases. , Quantitative MR spectroscopy

University of Allahabad, India, Collaborator : Dr.Chandrasekhar Pammi Topic : Cognitive Neuroscience ( Decision making) ( 2009)

Philips Healthcare Topics: Blood brain barrier permeability imaging in perfusion CT of acute stroke to predict hemorrhagic conversion ( 2010)

Siemens Healthcare Topics: Susceptibility weighted imaging in evaluation of neurological disorders ( 2006)

Current Activities

Chairman, Board of Science (Neuroscience), Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology ( An institute of national importance under Govt. of India)

Member of the National Steering Committee (NSC) for the project "Indigenous Magnetic Resonance Imaging (IMRI)funded by Diety ( Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of India

Chairman of Project Review Steering Group for the project "Maxillo-Facial Surgery Planning and Simulation System" funded by Diety ( Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of India

Executive committee member of the TIMed ( Medical Devices Incubation center), Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology

Advisor of Picture Archival and communication system (PACS), e- Health Program, Govt. of Kerala

Member, Picture Archival and communication system (PACS) team, SCTIMST

National Scientific Committee member ( 2017) of Indian Radiological & Imaging Association Scientific Advisory Committee member of Institute for Communicative and Cognitive Neurosciences (ICCONS), Shoranur, Kerala

Task Force member for Neurosciences research, Department of Biotechnology

Associate Editor of Neurology India & Asian Editor of Journal of Pediatric Neuroradiology, Section Editor of Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging.Reviewer to several other national and international scientific journals in Neurosciences and Imaging

Reviewer of scientific projects of Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Biotechnology ( Wellcome - DBT scheme) , Department of Science & Technology (SERB) , BRNS, Department of Atomic Energy

PhD guide, & DM (Neuroradiology) research thesis guide , M Tech (Clinical Engineering) program of SCTIMST. Has guided and now guiding several PhD ( Neuroscience) & DM ( Neuroradiology & Neurology) residents

Examiner for DM ( Neuroradiology) examinations, Phd ( Neuroscience), MD Radio-diagnosis , M Tech (Clinical engineering) & MPhil (Biomedical Technology

Mentor, M Tech Clinical Engineering Programme (joint programme of IIT, Chennai, CMC Vellore and SCTIMST, Trivandrum)

Invited faculty in the field of Neuroimaging and Medical imaging informatics at several scientific meetings, medical colleges and engineering colleges

Member of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Care program of the institute that won the prestigious BMJ Award for Best Medical team ( South Asia)

On-going Projects

Co PI: A resting state fMRI and task based fMRI study: Optimization, language lateralization, memory lateralization and connectivity in normal subjects versus patients with epilepsy. PI Dr. Smitha K A (Post doc : DBT RA Fellowship)

Co PI: Biochemical and functional investigation of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in mild cognitive impairment using functional magnetic resonance spectroscopy and functional magnetic resonance imaging PI: Dr.Anupa A V (National PDF:DST-SERB)

Co-PI: Analysis of functional connectivity network in the brain in drug resistant idiopathic generalized epilepsy using EEG-fMRI correlation. Funded by DBT

Co-PI: Signal Processing for Rapid and Partial Echo-Planar Acquisition in Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Neural Ischemic stroke. PI: Dr. Joseph Paul (IITMK Trivandrum) Funded by DST (SERB)

Co-PI : Effect of Yoga and Meditation on Neuropsychological functions and Brain Connectivity Networks in Mild Cognitive Impairment and cognitively normal subjects PI: Dr.Ramshekhar N. Menon Funded by: DST (SATYAM)

Co PI: The human brain mapping project- A resting state fMRI study of healthy controls and patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) & degenerative dementia of the Alzheimer's type (AD). PI: Dr.Ramshekhar N. Menon Funded by : Cognitive science initiative. (DST)

Co-I : Developing Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in India- a pilot project based in Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) PI: Dr.Raman Kutty

Co-I : Resting state functional MRI (rsfMRI) study to examine the effective connectivity of basal ganglia and cerebellum in Parkinson's disease (PD) and healthy controls. PI: Dr.Asha Kishore

Co-I: International Stroke Perfusion Imaging Registry-Collaborative registry between University of Newcastle stroke research program and SCTIMST PI: Dr.Sylaja Funded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Co PI : Structural and functional imaging correlates of cognitive dysfunction in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis PI: Dr.Sruthi Nair Funded by : Cognitive science initiative. (DST)

Fellowships

Biotechnology Overseas Associateship Award, 2008 for research in EEG correlated Functional MRI at the Institute of Neurology, University College, London

Zavoisky Award , 2013 to attend the 21st Annual meeting of ISMRM, Salt lake city, USA

Derek Harwood Nash Scholarship, 2005 to visit and study on Pediatric Neuroradiology at the Department of Pediatric Neuroradiology , Hospital for Sick Children University of Toronto, Canada

SNR Fellowship Award, 2006 : Awarded by Symposium Neuroradiologicum at Adeleide, Australia, March 2006. Selection based on a total of 180 abstracts of scientific exhibits submitted worldwide.

BOYSCAST (Better Opportunities in Young Scientists in Chosen Areas of Science & Technology) Fellowship, 2001 (Department of Science & Technology, Government of India) in the field of Functional Neuroimaging and MR Spectroscopy at the Department of Neuroradiology, Scientific Institute & University Hospital San Raffaele, Milan, Italy for one year( 26.03.2001 to 20.03.2002)

Membership

Member National Academy of Sciences, India ( MNASc)

Member National Academy of Medical Sciences, India (MAMS)

Member International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)

Member of Indian Society of Neuroradiology ( in the Executive committee)

Member of Indian Epilepsy association

Member of the Indian College of Radiology and Imaging

Member of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association. (Vice President of Kerala state branch)

Member of Indian Society of Neuro-oncology

Member of Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Member of Indian Medical Association.

Team

Lab Weblink : https://miplsctimst.wordpress.com/

Dr.Smitha, Post Doctoral fellow

Dr.Anupa, Post Doctoral fellow

Ms.Sheela, PhD scholar ( submitted thesis)

Mr.Sujesh, Engineer E, PhD scholar

Mr.Rajesh, Research fellow

Mr.Arun, Research fellow, PhD scholar

Projects Completed

PI : OPTOSIS: Development of Portable Optical Brain-Computer-Interface and Orthosis for Movement Restoration after Stroke under the New INDIGO Partnership Programme on Biotechnology applied to Human Health : A New INDIGO Initiative for the Development and Integration of Indian and European research ( collaboration project with Germany, & Turkey)

PI - Self-Regulation of Broca's Area (right inferior frontal gyrus) using Real time fMRI in Post Stroke Aphasia patients, Funded by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

PI - Neurobiological Marker for Population Differences: A Neuroeconomic Investigation with Anxiety & Depression Patients contrasted with Normal Population Funded by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

PI - Multimodality neuroimaging in presurgical work up of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) -Funded by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment

PI - A post-marketing safety study in patients with moderate renal insufficiency who receive OMNISCAN (Gadodiamide Injection) for contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - Multicenter trial ( Sponsored by GE Healthcare)

PI - Standardization of Event related fMRI technique so as to develop a spike-triggered fMRI - funded by Technology development fund SCTIMST

CO-I - Setting up of a collaborative Brain mapping unit and a neurogenetic unit. (funded by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment)

CO-I - Multimodality Plaque imaging: Comparison of USG, CT & MRI ( institute resident funding)

CO-PI - Development of Neurofeedback system using EEG and realtime fMRI Collaborative Project with CO-I - Development and evaluation of a non- rebreathing sequential gas delivery circuit to maintain constant end tidal Carbon dioxide (ETCO2), to be used for Cerebro Vascular Reactivity (CVR) assessment using fMRI and allied techniques. ( Institute faculty funding)

CO-PI - Development of Neurofeedback system using EEG and realtime fMRI Collaborative Project with Scientists & Technologists of Indian Origin Abroad Programme of Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India

CO-PI -Image processing for improving diagnostic accuracy in glioma by MRI & histopathology ( Funded by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment)

CO-PI -Hemodynamic imaging of intracranial aneurysms using computational fluid dynamics (Funded by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, collaboration with Vikram Sarabhai Space centre, Trivandrum)

CO-PI - Kerala- Einstein study on cognitive decline - collaboration with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York ( funded by NIH, USA)

CO-PI - Improving localization in lesion negative focal epilepsy: Can EEG-fMRI predict the epileptogenic zone and the likelihood of post-operative seizure freedom? Funded by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

Completed Assignments

Chairman, National Curriculum Review Committee, Medical Radiology & Imaging Technology (Allied Health Sciences) for Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India

Former Member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the institute for clinical ( hospital wing) research projects

Former Member of the Internal Research project funding committee of the institute

Former Member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the institute for clinical ( hospital wing) research project

Former Member of the Internal Research project funding committee of the institute

Scientific Committee Chairman of National Annual conference of Indian radiological & imaging association at Kochi attended by 4000 delegates from India & abroad ( 2015)

Scientific Committee Chairman of Kerala state conference of Indian radiological & imaging association at Trivandrum (2013 & 2017).

Publications
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