Dr Krishnan Balasubramanian (Bala)

Dr Krishnan Balasubramanian (Bala)

Consultant Paediatrician


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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.

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 equipment 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 (Bala) at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • EEG (epilepsy)
  • Holter monitoring
  • Lung function tests (spirometry)
  • Paediatric blood tests including allergies
  • Paediatric ECG
  • Paediatric echocardiogram
  • Scans

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Additional information

Paediatric cardiology
Paediatric gastroenterology

Special clinical interests: Abdominal pain, allergy, funny turns and POTS along with heart problems.

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

  • Paediatric Nephrology- Nephrotic syndrome (PREDNOS)

Consultant Paediatrician, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.