Dr Rajesh Gupta

Consultant Paediatrician

MBBS, MD, DCH, FRCPCH


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I am a Senior Consultant Paediatrician at Tunbridge Wells with more than 25 years of experience in Paediatrics. I trained at leading teaching hospitals in the UK and oversees. Having achieved my certificate for specialist training I have been Consultant Paediatrician since 2006. I am also a Fellow of the RCPCH (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health). My NHS practise is at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW) and I am Clinical Director for Paediatrics at MTW.

I am a General Paediatrician and have 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. Appropriate patient management and positive patient and parent feedback lies at the heart of my clinical practice.

I have 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 have strong interest in teaching and training of junior doctors and medical students. I have been RCPCH tutor for KSS (Kent Surrey and Sussex deanery) paediatric trainees for eight years. Subsequently I was an undergraduate tutor for medical students from Guy's, King's and St Thomas' hospitals for four years.

I am actively involved with MRCPCH clinical examination of Paediatric trainees and have been the MRCPCH clinical examiner. I am the founding director for The Tunbridge Wells MRCPCH Clinical Courses. The Tunbridge Wells MRCPCH course is popular with candidates from all over the UK and oversees with high success rates and very positive feedback.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Rajesh Gupta at Spire include:

Paediatrics

Other treatments

  • Cardiovascular: Chest pains, palpitations, breathlessness, heart murmur and collapse episodes
  • Echocardiogram
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Endocrine: Thyroid (over and underactive thyroid), early or delayed puberty
  • Epilepsy/Neurology: Fits/Faints/Funny turns, headaches, tics and Tourette's, chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, movement and developmental disorders
  • Gastro-intestinal: Abdominal pains, bowel problems, constipation, chronic diarrhoea, coeliac disease and food intolerances/allergies
  • Holter monitoring
  • Joints pains: Swellings, limping, arthritis, growing pains, hypermobility
  • Paediatric blood tests
  • Newborn and infants: Irritable babies, feeding difficulties, vomiting, milk allergy, colic, reflux, head shape and developmental concerns
  • Renal: Enuresis(bedwetting), recurrent urinary infections, vulvovaginitis, haematuria, renal colic
  • Respiratory: Chronic cough, recurrent infections, asthma, chest pains
  • Skin: Eczema, rashes, skin infections/marks, dermatitis, urticaria

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Additional information

Paediatrics
Allergy
Paediatric gastroenterology
Respiratory medicine

Special clinical interests: Newborn and infants, allergies, gastrointestinal, respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, skin, joints pains, endocrine, epilepsy/neurology, movement and developmental disorders.

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.


Professional memberships

Southeast Thames Paediatric Epilepsy Group

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

British Medical Association

Medical Protection Society


Professional leadership

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. Pediatric 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. American 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.
    • J Paediatric Gastroenterol Nutr, vol.39, suppl. 1, S493, June 2004. (Abstract)
    • Archives of Disease in Childhood, 30.06.04. (e-letter)
  • 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.