Consultant Profile

Dr Paramasivam Sivakumar

Dr Paramasivam Sivakumar MBBS,FRCP, FRCPCH, DCH
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Paediatric medicine
    Special clinical interests:

    Paediatric cardiology
    Infantile medicine
    Paediatric urology and gastroenterology

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist at the Luton and Dunstable Teaching NHS Trust
    Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College, London
    Honorary Consultant, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child health 
    Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
    Member of the Srilankan Medical Council

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0800 585 112
    Private secretary:
    Susanne Hull
    Private secretary telephone number:
    01582 497262
    Personal email address:
    Wednesday evenings. Urgent appointments could be any other days.
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Paediatric and Neonatal training :

    Dr Sivakumar started his Paediatric career as a Lecturer in Paediatrics in Sri Lanka.
    During the appointment he became familiar with various aspects of Tropical Paediatrics.

    He underwent Postgraduate training in District and Teaching hospitals in the North of London, including Cardiology training at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Neonatal training at the University College Hospital, London.

    He completed further Paediatric training as a Fellow at the Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

    Professional profile :

    Dr Paramasivam Sivakumar has been a Consultant Paediatrician at the Luton and Dunstable Teaching Hospital since 1993, managing all aspects of Paediatric clinical problems in a district general hospital setup.

    Dr Sivakumar has a special interest in Paediatric cardiology and regularly performs echocardiographic assessments in children of all ages. He is the lead physician for paediatric echocardiographic and paediatric cardiology services at his hospital and works closely with the cardiology team at the Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.

    Dr Sivakumar is also a trained Neonatologist providing inpatient neonatal care and outpatient support for infants.

    He enjoy's teaching and training the paediatric medical and nursing staff and holds the position as Honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL Medical School in recognition for his contribution to the undergraduate teaching.

    Dr Sivakumar is conscious of the problems facing children in the developing world and he is involved in charity work through organisations such as the Lion’s Club in Sri Lanka and India.

    He has great experience in understanding the child, parents and the family needs and provides the needed support to them during and after consultation. His communication and listening skills are an asset on this aspect. 

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