Dr Paramasivam Sivakumar

Consultant Paediatrician

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Paramasivam Sivakumar at Spire include:

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Professional profile

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.

Clinical Interests

Respiratory medicine
Paediatric dermatology

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS 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.

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Personal 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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Private contact details

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary Susanne Hull