Dr Kumar Somasundaram

MBBS, DCH, MRCPCH


  • Specialities General Paediatrics (General Health Issues)
  • Year of first qualification 2001
  • Email
  • Languages spoken

    English and Tamil

  • GMC Number 6100811

Profile

Kumar Somasundaram (known as KS) is a consultant in Child health and allergy at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital. Dr KS has been working with children since qualified as doctor in 2001. He completed basic specialist training in London/KSS deanery, followed by higher specialist training at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital, King’s College Hospital and other teaching hospitals in South east England.

His special interests are Paediatric allergies and running immunotherapy service at Tunbridge Wells Hospital. He completed postgraduate degree in Allergy at University of Southampton. He is passionate about paediatrics and has extensive paediatric experience in managing wide variety of paediatric problems from 0-16years of age.

Dr KS provides consultation on acute and chronic problems in children, including food allergies, hay fever, eczema, abdominal pain, constipation, chronic diarrhoea, bed wetting, headache, seizures, dizziness, syncope, palpitation, chest pain, chronic cough, wheeze, asthma, joint pains, nutritional disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome and weight gain issues. He also offers childhood vaccines, oral immunotherapy for hay fever and house dust mite.

He has close networking with London and Surrey Allergy networks. He regularly gives lectures to GP’s, nurses and teaches medical students from King’s College London and St George’s University London. He has participated in many clinical trials. He is frequently invited to deliver talks in regional meetings.



Clinics

  • Wednesday AM

Locations


Interests

Paediatrics

Other interests

Allergy
Neonatology

Personal interests

Travel, Music, Football and Photography


Member of

  • RCHCH
  • GMC
  • MDDUS

Research

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


Declaration

Dr Kumar Somasundaram works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Bupa

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