Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon , St George’s Hospital
Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery, St George’s University of London
Honorary Consultant Surgeon, The Royal Marsden Hospital
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
American Association of Gastroenterology
Clinical Interests Treatment of Crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer, advanced and recurrent bowl cancer, IBS and faecal incontinence. Endoscopic procedures; colonoscopy, gastroscopy & day case surgery.
Professor Kumar qualified from the University of Delhi in 1975, and completed his surgical training at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children, The Royal London Hospital, The North Hampshire Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. He then completed his training obtaining a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in the USA. In 1989 he was appointed as consultant senior lecturer in surgery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. In 1994 he took up a position at St George’s Hospital, London as Consultant Surgeon and was appointed Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery in 2004.
As well as his work with Crohns disease, colitis and bowel cancer, Professor Kumar has developed a special interest in the management of pelvic floor disorders.
He has published more than one hundred original papers and reviews in national and international journals, written more than fifty book chapters and has authored/edited six books.
Professor Kumar gives regular guest and keynote lectures at National and international meetings. With his team of colleagues and patients he has set up a charity, www.boweldisease.org.uk to raise funds to do research into bowel diseases.