Professor Dhavendra Kumar
Consultant Clinical Genetics & Genomic Medicine
MBBS, MD, DCH, MMedSci, FRCPI, FRCP, FRCPCH, DABMG, FACMG, D.Sc.
I am an accredited (USA and UK) specialist in clinical genetics and genomic medicine. I am a Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Genetics and Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics (FACMG), Royal Colleges of Physicians of Ireland and London and The UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
In addition to general clinical genetics, my special interests include childhood genetic diseases, inherited diseases of heart, blood vessels and connective tissue. I have many high level academic and professional links with the Institute of Medical Genetics, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, Visiting Professor to the Genomic Policy Unit, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, the University of South Wales, UK, and Adjunct Professor at many overseas universities in China and India.
My medico-legal service offers review and expert witness reports in child protection civil and criminal cases. In addition, I have experience in providing expert reviews in clinical negligence related cases. I am a recognised genetics expert for civil, family and Crown courts.
During the long career in medical genetics, I have engaged in undergraduate (MB and BSc) and postgraduate teaching (MSc, MD and PhD). I have organised a number of national and international professional conferences and educational seminars. These have been widely acknowledged and appreciated at all professional levels. I founded and lead the ‘Indo-UK Genetic Education Forum’. I have initiated and lead an international genetics and genomics teaching and training program in Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America through educational seminars and establishing professional networks of joint partnership.
I am passionate for the applications of genomics in medicine, public/population health and bio-technologies, particularly in developing countries. I am actively involved in discussion and collaboration for raising awareness and promoting genetics/ genomics for improved healthcare and socioeconomic benefits in the emerging economies of the developing world.
Medico-legal service: Genome Clinic Ltd. offers a wide range of specialist medico-legal services including expert medical reports with clinical review and genetic testing, advisor on adoption and child protection cases related to an inherited disease, joint expert witness either through written evidence of court attendance and genomic testing for disputed paternity or identity.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Dhavendra Kumar at Spire include:
Comprehensive clinical genetics service covering wide-ranging specialist areas:
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Cardiff Hospital.
British Society of Human Genetics/ Clinical Genetics Society (UK)
American Society of Human Genetics
American College of Medical Genetics
Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health
Royal College of Physicians, London
Human Genome Organisation (International)
Association of Inherited Cardiac Conditions
I have several peer-reviewed publications in paediatrics and clinical genetics. In 2006, I established and developed a new biomedical journal (‘Genomic Medicine’-Springer) that led to setting up the official journal of the Human Genome Organization (‘The HUGO Journal’). I serve on the editorial board of the HUGO Journal as Co-Editor. I also serve as a member of the HUGO Publications committee. I am an Author/ Editor of many books and journals on genetics and genomics; lead organiser for several national and international conferences, courses and seminars; professional leader and international links with a number of genetics/genomics professional and specialist organisations; Founder and Medical Director of The Genomic Medicine Foundation UK (genomicmedicine.org).
Consultant in Clinical Genetics, All Wales Medical Genetics Service
Institute of Medical Genetics, University Hospital of Wales