Dr Shanmugasundaram Ramkumar is a leading consultant clinical oncologist in Reading and Southampton who specialises in the non-surgical treatment of head and neck cancer, skull base tumours and gastrointestinal tumours. He is highly experienced in providing treatment using radiotherapy (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy, Proton Beam Therapy, Stereotactic radiotherapy, Intraoperative radiotherapy), immunotherapy and chemotherapy.
Dr Ramkumar has 8 years experience in treating cancer patients with Proton Beam Therapy and more than 25 years experience in non-surgical management (Radiotherapy, chemotherapy & systemic therapy) in Oncology. Dr Ramkumar has completed several prestigious International Training Fellowships in Proton Beam Therapy and Intraoperative radiotherapy in USA and Europe.
Dr Ramkumar completed his oncology training in India in 1997 and furthered his clinical oncology training on the Wessex Clinical Oncology Training Scheme in 2009. He has since held several senior leadership roles in postgraduate training, technical leadership roles and management roles.
He is a specialist advisor for the Quality Care Commission, Clinical Expert for Technological Appraisals for National Institute for Health and Care Excellence(NICE), Radiotherapy Clinical Reference Group Member for NHS England, expert reviewer for the National Institute for Health Research Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC), External Professional Advisor for Clinical Advice Directorate in the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, UK, reviewer for Journal of Clinical Oncology, senate member of Clinical Reference Group (CRG) for Complex Head & Neck cancer and a National Cancer peer review panel member (Quality Surveillance Team).
Dr Ramkumar is a principal investigator for several national and international clinical trials in head and neck cancers. He is a project consultant for low-level laser therapy (LLLT) studies at the University of Hong Kong. He pioneered the implementation of LLLT for treating cancer treatment-related toxicities and Intraoperative Electron Radiotherapy (IOERT) for cancer treatment in the UK.
Dr Ramkumar is a senior medical advisor and the Lead Clinician for proton therapy for the Rutherford Cancer Centres.
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