Professor Pradeep Bhandari leads the early 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.
His contribution to UK endoscopy was recently recognized by RCP(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.