Dr Tosin Otunla



Practising since: 1987



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  • Wednesday mornings and afternoons
  • Saturday mornings and afternoons
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Dr Tosin Otunla has been a practising clinician for over 30 years. He has been a Surrey based NHS consultant neonatologist as well as a paediatrician with expertise in cardiology for over fifteen years.

He obtained his primary medical degree in Nigeria, did his specialist paediatric training in the United Kingdom and undertook a neonatal fellowship programme in Vancouver, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) with subspecialty accreditation in Neonatology. He is also an honorary consultant paediatrician at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

Dr Otunla has been a regular member of the teaching faculty at UK ‘hands on’ paediatric echocardiography courses.

Tosin is privileged to have a broad international flavour to his working experience, which comes in useful in his interactions with his young patients and their families.  He enjoys making his consultations both a pleasant and fun learning experience and is skilled and patient when it comes to managing anxious patients.

He has a strong clinical interest in a broad range of general and specialist infant, toddler and childhood medical conditions (see main interests below).

In terms of cardiology, he runs a one-stop heart murmur service, which includes performing and interpreting echocardiograms. He also interprets ECGs and 24-hour tapes.

His passions include exploring different cultures & traditions, nurturing and empowering young people, football and Lawn Tennis. He loves quizzes and word games and is an inveterate 'Googler'.

Special interests

Cardiology: Echocardiography-Heart structure and function; Heart murmurs; Chest pain; Palpitations; Fainting/ Syncope; Family heart disease screening.

Feeding and Gastrointestinal concerns: Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease, Cow's Milk Protein Allergy; 'Fussy eating'; Constipation; Faltering growth.

Skin: Eczema ; Lumps and bumps; rashes; Haemangioma.

Musculo-skeletal: Unusual head/ skull shapes, Gait, posture, and foot problems in Infants and Toddlers such as bowing of legs, foot eversion etc.

Respiratory: Noisy breathing; Wheezing and coughing; chest infections.

Growth & Development: Infant and Toddler Growth and Development concerns.

Infant and Toddler general wellbeing assessments.

Personal interests

Sports (Football and Lawn tennis), History, Travel & Culture and General Knowledge.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Tosin Otunla at Nuffield Health

  • Blood test
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Event monitor
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
  • Respiratory virus screen
  • Paediatric medicine
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)

Locations Dr Tosin Otunla works with

Related experience


Ives R, Beh A, Otunla T, Ponnusamy V. Routine use of videolaryngoscopy in neonatal unit. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2021 Jan;106(1):111-112. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2019-318470. Epub 2020 Apr 6. PMID: 32253199.

Reynolds P, Leontiadi S, Lawson T, Otunla T, Ejiwumi O, Holland N. Stabilisation of premature infants in the delivery room with nasal high flow. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2016 Jul;101(4):F284-7. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-309442. Epub 2016 Jan 5. PMID: 26733541.


  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
  • British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM)
  • British Congenital Cardiac Association (BCCA)
  • Paediatricians with Expertise in Cardiology Special Interest Group (PECSIG)

Other posts held

  • Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust- Consultant Paediatrician/ Neonatologist, Paediatrician with Expertise in Cardiology, Neonatal Transport Lead Consultant

Insurers Dr Tosin Otunla works with

Dr Tosin Otunla works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Dr Tosin Otunla does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Tosin Otunla does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Tosin Otunla does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.