Dr.Babu Mathew graduated from the Government Dental College, Trivandrum in 1964. passed MDS in Oral Pathology and Microbiology from the University of Bombay (Nair Hospital Dental College) in 1969. Passed his Second Masters Degree in Oral Medicine and Radiology from Government Dental College, Bangalore in 1976.
He had worked as Assistant Research Officer in the Indian Council of Medical Research, Medical College, Trivandrum from 1964 – 1967, in the Oral Cancer Project.
He joined the Kerala Medical Education Service in 1970 and worked till 1990. During this period he worked on deputation as Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Garounis University, Benghazi, Libya, and as Professor of Community Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum. He is the first Professor of Community Oncology in India; and retired from RCC Trivandrum in 2002.
After retirement from Government service, he has worked in Rajas Dental College, Vadakkangulam, Ragas Dental College, Chennai and Azeezia Dental College, Meeyanoor as Professor / Principal / Dean. He joined as Director of Research, PMS College of Dental Science and Research in February 2018 and continues in the post till date.
During his official tenure, he has served as Member of Scientific Advisory Committee of the Indian Council of Medical Research for three terms. He had been the Chairman of the Governing Body of ICPO, New Delhi. He had been short term consultant of the World Health Organizations for Cancer Control in the developing countries. He had been the National President of the Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology.
Dr.Babu Mathew has published over 100 articles. He has produced over 50 episodes of Health Education materiaks for broadcast / telecast in the electronic media and print media. Has published 11 books in Malayalam / English for professional and public. Has contributed seven chapters in text books.
He had been an invited speaker in 16 International Scientific Conferences and several National Conferences. He had organized two international workshops / CMEs and several national and state level workshops.
He was PhD examiner in the University of Bombay and Rajeev Gandhi Medical University, Bangalore and had been in the Editorial Board and Review Board of many scientific journals.
Present Areas of Research
i) “Tobacco – Free Homes” – A project for tobacco awareness in the Community through Bharath Scouts and Guides, Kerala State, in Trivandrum District.
ii) Prevalence of lesions in the oral cavity of migrant labour population in Kerala – in collaboration with LuLu Mall, Trivandrum.
iii) A survey of Tobacco, Alcohol, dietary and physical activity life styles among the adult population of the Corporation of Trivandrum.
iv) Community Cancer awareness cum detection programme in collaboration with voluntary organizations and Governmental Health Care delivery system.
v) Project “BEYOND” (Basic Education for Young Doctors in Oncology Development) in collaboration with the three Regional Cancer Centres, Cancer Control Foundation of India, Association of Medical and Pediatric Organization of Kerala and Trivandrum Oncology Club.
Dr.Babu Mathew, Director (Research)
1. Dr.Jayakumar (Professor – Dept. of Biochemistry)
2. Dr.Sudeep S (Professor & HOD – Dept. of Prosthodontics)
3. Dr.Vivek V (Professor & HOD – Dept. of OMR)
4. Dr.T.T.Sivakumar (Professor & HOD – Dept. of Oral Pathology)
5. Dr.Ambili R (Professor – Dept. of Periodontics)
6. Dr.Varun B R (Professor – Dept. of Oral Pathology)
7. Dr.Sheena N (Reader – Dept. of Microbiology)
8. Dr.Smitha.C (Sr.Lecturer – Dept. of Microbiology)