Dr Kumar Somasundaram

Qualifications

MBBS, DCH, MRCPCH

GMC number: 6100811

Practicing since: 2001

Specialties

Paediatrics

Consultation times

  • Wednesday AM

About

Dr Kumar Somasundaram is a renowned and respected Consultant Paediatrician in the UK. Practising privately at Nuffield Health and at Maidstone and Tunbridge wells NHS Trust, his extensive experience across all areas of paediatrics enables him to provide the best possible care.

Specialising in general children’s health, Dr Somasundaram is experienced in many paediatric fields including cardiology, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and nutrition, neurology and nephrology. He has a special interest in children’s allergies and provides immunotherapy services and allergy testing. He provides an in-depth consultation and offers a holistic approach to treatment to avoid unnecessary intervention. He works closely with other healthcare professions including dieticians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists to provide a complete insight into a child’s wellbeing. He has a keen interest in medical education and is heavily involved in the training of junior paediatricians, GP’s and paediatric nurses. He regularly lectures at the prestigious Kings College London and St Georges University London, and has completed extensive research and clinical trials in his field. Dr Somasundaram graduated from Tamil Nadu Medical School India with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 2000, and a DCH in 2003, before moving to the UK to continue training in the field of paediatrics in Guys and St Thomas Hospital and Kings College Hospital London. In his scarce free time, Dr Somasundaram enjoys travelling, playing football and photography.

Special interests

Paediatrics

Other interests

Allergy
Neonatology

Personal interests

Travel, Music, Football and Photography

Languages spoken

English and Tamil

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Kumar Somasundaram at Nuffield Health

  • Blood test
  • Allergy testing
  • CT scan (or CAT scan)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Fatigue screen
  • Haematology profiles
  • MRI scan
  • Phlebotomy
  • Respiratory virus screen
  • Rheumatology profiles
  • Skin Prick Testing
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray
  • Vitamin deficiency test
  • Core biochemistry screens
  • Endocrine investigations
  • Gluten sensitivity screening
  • Itching (Pruritus) Assessment
  • Chronic kidney disease monitoring
  • Echocardiogram
  • Sentinel node biopsy
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Event monitor
  • Paediatric medicine

Locations Dr Kumar Somasundaram works with

Related experience

Research

I have been involved in research as a part of multi-centre trials.

Memberships

  • RCHCH
  • GMC
  • MDDUS

Insurers Dr Kumar Somasundaram works with

Dr Kumar Somasundaram works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Bupa

Declaration

Dr Kumar Somasundaram has the following interest in this hospital/ another Nuffield Health hospital or the company:

Dr Kumar Somasundaram has the following interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital:

Dr Kumar Somasundaram holds the following paid advisory role(s) either at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health: