Dr Krishnan Balasubramanian

Consultant Paediatrician


Specialises in

I have been working with children, since qualifying as a doctor in 1993. I completed my higher specialist training at Evelina Children's Hospital, London and other teaching hospitals in south east London. After gaining entry into the GMC’s specialist register in 2008, I joined as a Consultant Paediatrician at Maidstone Hospital at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury, Kent. I have a special interest in Paediatric Cardiology and Nephrology with close networking with cardiologists at the Royal Brompton Hospital London and the nephrologists at the Evelina Children's Hospital London.I regularly teach medical students from King’s College London and St. George’s University London. I am a visiting lecturer at London South Bank University. I teach Paediatric Simulation and Resuscitation training for medical students and junior doctors. I am a qualified instructor for European Paediatric Life Support course. Being a father helps me to view the children’s problems from the parents’ as well as the children’s perspective.I provide a comprehensive and holistic paediatric consultation incorporating investigations, treatment, advice and ongoing care for all kinds of medical and developmental problems in infants, children and adolescents including:Cardiac problems: Heart murmur, chest pain, palpitations, family history of heart problems. Respiratory problems: Asthma, wheeze, chronic cough, sleep apnoea. Neurological problems: Fainting, fits, epilepsy, syncope, headaches, migraine. Abdominal problems: Constipation, recurrent abdominal pain, poor weight gain. Food allergy / intolerance, other allergies, hay fever, rashes. Urinary problems: Bedwetting, Day time urinary incontinence, recurrent urinary infections, dysuria.I am a founding member of a UK registered charity PUNCH (Physicians United For Child Health), which aims to relieve sickness and to rehabilitate sick children. We provide and maintain medical equipments and offer training to medical, nursing and paramedical staff. I am involved in fundraising activities for PUNCH. We also fundraise by organising training courses in the UK for paediatricians and specialist nurses.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Krishnan Balasubramanian at Spire include:


Other treatments

Paediatric echocardiogram Paediatric ECG, 24hr tape, event recorder, stress tests Paediatric blood tests including allergies.

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Clinical interests

Paediatric gastroenterology
Pain management
Sleep disorders
Paediatric cardiology

Special Clinical Interests: Heart problems, Allergy, Abdominal pain, Funny turns.

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University of Madras, India / 1993
Bachelor or Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP / London / 1999
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians

FRCPCH / London / 2008
Fellowship of the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health

Professional memberships

General Medical Council (GMC)

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Executive Committee member - British Medical Association

Medical Protection Society

Professional leadership

Clinical Governance lead for Paediatrics at MTW NHS Trust
Lead for Paediatric Simulation
Founding Trustee and Executive Committee Member – Physicians United for Child Health

Research and publications

Paediatric Nephrology- Nephrotic syndrome (PREDNOS)

Current NHS posts

Consultant Paediatrician, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Contact information

Telephone 01892 741150
Email k.bala@doctors.org.uk
Website http://www.westkentpaediatrics.co.uk/
Private secretary Mrs Angela Bradfield 01892 638892
Private secretary fax 01892 740046
Private secretary email angela.bradfield@nhs.net