Clinical Investigator Development Program

Dr. Ashish Bavdekar

Associate Professor

Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterologist &

Consultant in Pediatric Research

Department of Pediatrics,

K.E.M. Hospital, Pune, India


Consultant in Pediatric Research

Vadu HDSS, Vadu Rural Health Program,

K.E.M. Hospital Research Centre, Pune, India

Tel : +91-20-66037342

Fax : +91-20-26125603

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Dr. Ashish Bavdekar completed his medical studies from B.J. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Pune. He subsequently received training at Sheffield Children's Hospital, Sheffield, UK.  He is the President of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) – Gastroenterology Chapter. He has been on several IAP task force - Neonatal Cholestasis, Safe Injection Practices, Childhood Obesity and Acute Diarrhoea. He has special research interests in metabolic liver diseases, clinical nutrition and human gut flora. Dr. Bavdekar was and is currently involved in many clinical vaccine and drug trials as an investigator – The  Measles Aerosol Vaccine project, Meningoccal Vaccine Project, safety and immunogenicity studies on HPV, rotavirus, live attenuated hepatitis A, hepatitis B, H1N1, 13 valent pneumococcal, conjugate typhoid and other vaccines, probiotics in diarrhea, enzyme replacement therapy in Gaucher’s disease, etc. He is now actively involved with the phase III efficacy study of an indigenous rotavirus vaccine.