'PURE' (Pediatric Urology Ramachandra Education)
Dr. Ramesh Babu's Profile
Dr. Ramesh Babu, a gold medalist in medicine and surgery, graduated from Madurai Medical College (1985-1991). He finished MS (general surgery) from Calicut medical College in 1994 and MCh Pediatric Surgery from Institute of Child Health, Chennai in March 1997. He passed FRCS (gen surgery) from Royal College of Glasgow and FRCS (gen surgery) from Royal College of Edinburgh in July 1997.
He underwent special training in pediatric Urology & laparoscopic surgery in the United Kingdom between1997- 2003. He worked at premier institutes like Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, Bristol Children’s hospital, University of Wales Hospital, Cardiff and Southampton University hospital where he underwent elaborate training in audit, research methods, leadership and management skills. His research on glutamine and glutathione at the Institute of Child Health, London won him Donald Paterson Prize for best pediatric research published by Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, UK for the year 2001.
He passed the intercollegiate exam of FRCS in Pediatric Surgery & Pediatric Urology and obtained Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training, UK in the year 2003. He returned back home, joined Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Hospital in Oct 2003 and has been working as a Professor of Pediatric Urology till date.
He is a member of several medical associations (IAPS, SPU, USI, PESI) and is the chairman of Society of Pediatric Urology, a chapter of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons (2019-2020). He has authored 40 articles in international indexed journals and written four text book chapters. He has been a reviewer for several international and national medical journals and has been awarded as a best reviewer for the year 2017 by Journal of Pediatric Urology.
He conducts regular workshops under the banner PURE which stands for ‘Pediatric Urology Ramachandra Education”. He is a trainer at CEMAST – Centre of excellence for Minimal Access Surgery Training, Mumbai. He is an examiner for M.Ch in Pediatric Surgery and Post doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Urology.
He has special interest in oil painting and has been pursuing it regularly. He has written a full length English novel, a mythology fiction thriller which has been brought out by Leadstart Publications. He is a regular participant of Terry Fox marathon, an event which supports Children’s Cancer Research.
He has performed more than 3000 endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures on children with problems of kidney and urinary tract. His long term goals are promoting research and making surgical treatment affordable in pediatric urology
IAPS (Indian association of Pediatric Surgeons),
ASPU (Asian Society of Pediatric Urology),
USI (Urological Society of India)
Society of Pediatric Urology
Chapters in books, Publications, Presentations
1. Four Chapters in Text books
2. Forty Publications in International Indexed Journals
3. Fifty five Presentations in National and International Conferences.
4. Five sessions chaired in National conferences
5. Three workshops conducted
Donald Paterson Prize for best Paediatric research London 2001 for Research in Paediatric Surgery under Prof. Spitz at Great Ormond St Hospital, London: 'Role of Glutamine and Glutathione in amelioration of liver dysfunction during Sepsis'.
MCh (Paed Surg), M Ch (Urology), MD (Paed), MS (Gen Surg)
Has been Journal Reviewer for
Indian Journal of Surgery; Indian Pediatrics; Journal of Pediatric Surgery