Dr Rajesh Gupta
MBBS, MD, DCH, FRCPCH
I am a Senior Consultant Paediatrician with more than 20 years of experience in Paediatrics and have trained at leading teaching hospitals in the UK. Having achieved a certificate for specialist training I have been a Consultant Paediatrician since 2007. I am also a Fellow of the RCPCH (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health). My NHS practice is at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. I am a General Paediatrician with extensive experience in managing a wide variety of paediatric problems. I am happy to take referrals for all children from birth to 16 years of age.
I have a special interest in paediatric epilepsy and neurological disorders. I am the lead for paediatric epilepsy at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals and run a busy multidisciplinary service. I have previously been chair for the South East Thames Paediatrics Epilepsy group for three years to improve management of children with epilepsy in the region.
I specialise in the following paediatric treatments at The Spire Hospital:
Newborn and infants: Irritable babies, feeding difficulties,vomiting, milk allergy, colic, reflux, head shape and developmental concerns. Gastro-intestinal: Abdominal pains, bowel problems, constipation, chronic diarrhoea, coeliac disease and food intolerances/allergies.
Respiratory: Chronic cough, recurrent infections, asthma, chest pains.
Cardiovascular: Chest pains, palpitations, breathlessness, heart murmur and collapse episodes.
Renal: Enuresis(bedwetting), recurrent urinary infections,vulovaginitis, haematuria, renal colic. Skin: Eczema, rashes, skin infections/marks, dermatitis, urticaria. Joints Pains, swellings, limping,arthritis, growing pains, hypermobility.
Endocrine: Thyroid (over and underactive thyroid), Early or delayed puberty. Epilepsy/Neurology: Fits/Faints/Funny turns, Headaches, Tics and Tourettes, Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, Movement and Developmental disorders.
I have a strong interest in teaching and training junior doctors and medical students and have been a Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) tutor for KSS (Kent Surrey and Sussex deanery) paediatric trainees for eight years. I am the Undergraduate Tutor for medical students from Guy's, Kings and St Thomas' Hospitals and is actively involved with the MRCPCH (Membership of the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health) clinical examination of Paediatric trainees. To add to that, I am the founding director for The Tunbridge Wells MRCPCH Clinical Courses (www.mrcpchcourses.co.uk) a course popular with candidates from all over the UK and oversees with high success rates.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Rajesh Gupta at Spire include:
MBBS / Delhi University, India / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MD / Delhi University, India. / 1998
Doctor of Medicine
DCH / UK / 2001
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK.
FRCPCH / UK / 2008
Fellow of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK.
Southeast Thames Paediatric Epilepsy Group
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
British Medical Association
Medical Protection Society
Chair of the South East Thames Paediatric Epilepsy Group (SETPEG)
Co-Director for the Tunbridge Wells MRCPCH Clinical Courses
Director of undergraduate medical education for medical students from Kings College London
I have participated in a number of research projects and multicentre randomised control trials. Following is the list of my publications:
Risk factors for reading disability in families with rolandic epilepsy.
Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Dec;53:174-9. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.10.016. Epub 2015 Nov 12
"Bilateral cystic encephalomalacia following multiple intrauterine transfusions for anti-Kell isoimmunisation."Elsayed, Hesham; Ng, Mansum; Rutherford, Mary; Gupta, Rajesh. Published BMJ 2015.
Contributed to ‘Risk factors for reading disability in Rolandic Epilepsy Families’. June 2015.
‘Bilateral perinatal arterial stroke in a neonate’, Palaniappan Sashikumar, Rajesh Gupta, Brendon Conry. BMJ Case Reports 2014: published March 2014
Child health reviews-UK; Coordinating epilepsy care: a UK wide review of
healthcare in cases of mortality and prolonged seizures in children and
young people, 05.09.14
PI for ‘An investigation of neural structure, function and connectivity in
Rolandic Epilepsy’. July 2013.
‘Epidemiology of comorbidities in Rolandic epilepsy’: Multicentre RCT, manuscript submitted to journal Brain. (2012)
Principal investigator for ICISS (International collaborative Infantile spasms study) and Preterm iodine supplementation study from TW Hospital.
A methodology for measurements of nasal nitric oxide for children under 5 yr R Gupta, N Gupta, S W Turner.Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2008 May;19(3):233-8
A methodology for measuring nasal nitric oxide in young children and infants. R Gupta, N Gupta, S W Turner.
Americal Thoracic Society, San Deigo, USA, 22-24/05/06 (poster).
The MRCPCH part II clinical examination: being a host centre.
R Gupta, S W Turner, N Gupta, K Reid, B McSporran, P J Helms.
Submitted for publication in BMC Medical Education journal. (Manuscript ID 7417647771160389)
A novel cause of neck stiffness.
Gupta R, Driver C, Turner
Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2004; 89: 597. (Image of the month)
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy(PEG): A Promising 10 years Experience. Gupta R, Dwan M, Ross K, Daly H, Bisset WM.
Secular Change in Newborn Adiposity in an Urban Hospital.
Shah D, Sachdev HPS, Gupta R, Ramji S
Indian Pediatrics. 2004 Jul;41(7):699-703.
Anthropometric body composition of term newborns in relation to intrauterine growth.(1998-99)
Shah D, Gupta R, Sachdev HPS, Ramji S.
Indian Association of Paediatrics, Baroda, India. (Oral presentation)
Multicentric trial of GM-CSF as an adjunctive therapy in neonatal sepsis.
(1998-1999). The GM-CSF study group, India (coordinated by Dr. K N Nagesh)
Annual convention of the Society for Paediatric Research/American Academy of Paediatrics, May 2000, Boston. (Oral presentation)
Effect of delayed cord clamping on iron stores of infants born to anaemic mothers. (MD thesis) Gupta R, Ramji S. Indian Paediatrics. 2002; 39: 130-135.
Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone Hospitals
In my spare time I like spending time with my family. I also enjoy badminton, general fitness and some DIY.