Dr Kandesamy Ganeshalingam

Consultant Physician

MB BS, FRCP


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I completed my post graduate training in Cardiff in 2000. I joined Southend University Hospital in 2004 after being a consultant Physician at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Norfolk for three and a half years.

I have wide experience and provide a comprehensive general and respiratory service. I lead the Asthma Services at Southend University Hospital and I represent South Essex as Lead Clinician for Mesothelioma at Essex Lung Cancer Network. I take a keen interest in teaching and am a member of the North East Thames Respiratory Specialist Registrar Training Committee and a member of British Thoracic Society / Royal College of Physicians Knowledge based assessment question setting group.

I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP's letter of referral.

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Clinical interests

General medicine

Research and publications

My research interests are asthma and mesothelioma.

Current NHS posts

Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Consultant Physician & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Barts and the London. 

Personal profile

I enjoy music, particularly instrumental and am a very sociable person.