Consultant Profile

Mr Sridhar Rathinam

Mr Sridhar Rathinam MBBS,FRCSEd(CSiG), FRCSEd(CTh)
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
    • Lung cancer
    • Thoracic surgery
  • Respiratory Medicine
    • Lung disease
    • Respiratory pathology
Special clinical interests:

Thoracic Oncology, Surgery of Chest wall, Lung volume reduction surgery, Mediastinal tumours. Metastatectomy, Sympathectomy. Video assisted thoracic surgery.

Research interests:

Lung cancer, Proteomics in Lung cancer,  Clinical trials on devices and adjuncts in thoracic surgery, Surgery for Emphysema, metastatectomy, Chest wall surgery, Thoracotomy pain prevention, Patient experience.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester & Clinical Teacher, University of Leicester

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

British Medical Association
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland
European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0116 265 3685
Private secretary:
Spire Medical Secretaries Office
Private secretary telephone number:
0116 265 3014
Private secretary fax:
0116 272 9009
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Sridhar Rathinam qualified and underwent General Surgical Training in the  Madras Medical College and Hospital. He continued his cardiothoracic training in the UK on the British Council Fellowship (Manchester, Glasgow & Coventry) and obtained the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000.

 He underwent his higher surgical training in Cardiothoracics with a focus on thoracic surgery in the West Midlands Cardiothoracic Training programme (FRCSEd (CTh) 2006)  in Birmingham, then underwent a period of research studying the Proteomics in Lung Cancer at the University of Birmingham. Mr Rathinam was appointed as a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon in Leicester in 2009.

 His practice includes all aspects of thoracic surgery with a special interest in parenchyma preserving oncological lung resections, chest wall surgery and surgery for emphysema.

 Mr Rathinam is a keen surgical trainer and is faculty member in national cardiothoracic courses. He has co-founded training courses in Birmingham and Leicester. He has presented in national and international meetings and has regularly published his work in peer reviewed journals

 His philosophy is to see the smile of his patients after their surgery and to make a little difference to a patient with cancer and give them the hope of life is gratifying.

Personal profile:

Sridhar Rathinam is husband to Gomathi a Consultant Paediatrician and father to Akhash and Akil, his boys who help him rediscover his childhood again!

He enjoys reading, cycling and watching Formula 1 and Cricket.

He loves travelling, ancient archaeology and history and is trying out writing fiction in his spare time after clinical and family commitments.

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Mr Sridhar Rathinam

Mr Sridhar Rathinam Cardiothoracic surgery & Respiratory Medicine Consultant, Leicester, private hospital specialist.

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