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Dr Shanmugasundaram Ramkumar

Consultant Profile

Dr Shanmugasundaram Ramkumar

MD, DIH, DHA, FRCR, FRCP, FRCPI, PGCert in leadership

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Speciality: Gastrointestinal Cancers, Head and Neck Cancer, Skull Base Tumors

023 8076 4971

Professional Profile

Dr Ramkumar has been a Consultant Clinical Oncologist since 2009  providing  high quality, patient-centric care for non-surgical management of Head & Neck cancer (mouth, throat, tonsil, voice box, sinus, nose, ear and salivary gland cancers), Skin cancers in Head and neck region, Skull Base Tumours (meningiomas, Chordomas, Chondrosarcomas, Glomus tumours) and Colorectal cancers including Proton Beam Therapy (PBT), High precision Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT/VMAT), Stereotactic Radiotherapy/Radiosurgery (SRS/SRT), Intraoperative Radiotherapy (IORT), Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy and Low Level Laser Therapy (Photo Biomodulation).
Dr Ramkumar has broad clinical experience and Fellowship training in premier Cancer Institutes in UK, USA and Europe in all aspects of management of Head & Neck cancer, Skull Base Tumours and Colorectal cancers. Dr Ramkumar works in the NHS as a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Southampton. Dr Ramkumar has wide experience in clinical research and Principal Investigator for several National and International Clinical Trials and Clinical projects
Dr Ramkumar holds several senior managerial & postgraduate educational positions in National Professional organisations and has keen research interests in novel treatment approaches for cancer and in improving functional outcomes for cancer patients thereby improving the quality of life after cancer treatment.
Dr Ramkumar has held several senior managerial positions in National Professional organisations and has keen interest in Clinical research in novel treatment approaches for cancer as well in improving functional outcomes for patients after Oncological treatment.

Specialises In

Proton Beam Therapy (PBT)
Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy/ VMAT/Arc Therapy
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS/SRT)
Intraoperative Radiotherapy (IORT)
Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy
Low level Laser Therapy (Photo Biomodulation Therapy-PMBT)

Professional Memberships

Fellowship of Royal College of Radiologists, UK.
Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, UK.
Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians Ireland.
Fellowship of the College of Chest Physicians of India.
Fellowship of the Academy of General Education, Manipal, India.
Member of British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists, UK.
Council Member of British Medical Association, UK.
Member of Medical Protection Society, UK
Member of European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.
Member of European Head and Neck Society.
Member of National Association of Clinical Tutors, UK.
Member of Particle Therapy Co-operative Group (PTCOG)
Member of International Society of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (ISIORT)
Member of International Geriatric Radiotherapy Group (IGRG)
Member of International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS)

Contact Details

NHS Base

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust


Marlene Benham
023 8076 4971

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