Education and Training/North East Representative
Praminthra Chitsabesan is a Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgeon with specialist experience in Cancer, Pelvic floor disease and Abdominal wall reconstruction. He completed his training in the North-Eastern Deanery and then a fellowship in Basingstoke as a Laparoscopic and Advanced Malignancy Open Colorectal Fellow. He is currently the Colorectal Lead for Humber Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance.
He did his PhD on clinical training and served as a Core training Facilitator for the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery for five years. He is joint Co-Director for the Yorkshire Colorectal and Abdominal wall reconstruction Cadaver Courses.
He is interested in enhanced recovery as well as prehabilitation and the identification of frailty phenotypes and their impact on surgery. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Hull York Medical School and a reviewer for the journal Hernia.
He is part of the York Abdominal Wall Reconstruction team, who have presented in various international meetings. The team includes plastic surgeons and a MD thesis student who is currently investigating the quality of life in these complex patients and are conducting material science research with the University of York.