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- Neonatal medicine
Dr Vasu is a Consultant with specialist accreditation in Neonatal Medicine. He is based at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford. He graduated with honours from Imperial College, London and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Dr Vasu’s special interests include growth, nutrition and feeding in children up to the age of two years. He is available for postnatal baby checks and also sees children with a variety of common problems including feeding difficulties, crying, sleeping difficulties, constipation, diarrhoea, vomiting, milk intolerance, gastro-oesophageal reflux, cough, wheeze, heart murmurs antenatally diagnosed renal anomalies, urinary tract infection etc.
Areas of interest
Infant feeding and nutrition; Neonatal medicine
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Neonatal Medicine, East Kent Hospitals University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Biosciences, University of Kent
Nutrition and health outcomes
Vasu V, Durighel G, Thomas EL, Malamateniou C, Bell JD, Rutherford MA, Modi N. Preterm nutritional intake and MRI phenotype at term age: a prospective observational study. BMJ Open 2014;4:e005390 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005390
Turner KJ, Vasu V, Greenall J, Griffin DK. Telomere length analysis and preterm infant health: the importance of assay design in the search for novel biomarkers. Biomark Med. 2014 Apr;8(4):485-98. doi:
Vasu V, Modi N. Assessing the impact of preterm nutrition. Early Hum Dev. 2007 Dec;83(12):813-8. Epub 2007 Oct 24. Review. PubMed PMID: 17928173.
Vasu V, Ude C, Shah V, Lim E, Bush A. Novel surgical technique for insertion of pleuroperitoneal shunts for bilateral chylous effusions in Ex preterm infant at term corrected age. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2010 Aug;45(8):840-3. doi: 10.1002/ppul.21258. PubMed PMID: 20597075.
Vasu V, Thomas EL, Durighel G, Hyde MJ, Bell JD, Modi N. Early nutritional determinants of intrahepatocellular lipid deposition in preterm infants at term age. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013 Apr;37(4):500-4. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2012.213. Epub 2013 Jan 15. PubMed PMID: 23318718.
Thomas EL, Uthaya S, Vasu V, McCarthy JP, McEwan P, Hamilton G, Bell JD, Modi N. Neonatal intrahepatocellular lipid. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2008
Sep;93(5):F382-3. doi: 10.1136/adc.2007.127431.
Ali H, Nash JQ, Kearns AM, Pichon B, Vasu V, Nixon Z, Burgess A, Weston D, Sedgwick J, Ashford G, Mühlschlegel FA. Outbreak of a South West Pacific clone
Panton-Valentine leucocidin-positive meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in a UK neonatal intensive care unit. J Hosp Infect. 2012 Apr;80(4):293-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2011.12.019. Epub 2012 Feb 22. PubMed PMID:
Vasu V, Child AH, Modi N, Rutherford M, Cowan F. Dilated neonatal cisterna magna and Marfan syndrome. BMJ Case Rep. 2011 Jul 28;2011. pii: bcr0620114328.
doi: 10.1136/bcr.06.2011.4328. PubMed PMID: 22689843; PubMed Central PMCID:
Vasu V, Jadresic LP. Managing UTIs in children. Practitioner. 2005Jun;249(1671):457-60. Review. PubMed PMID: 15966279.
Courses offered to GPs
Management of problems of the ex preterm infant in primary care setting
- MD (Res) University of London 2011
- MB BS (Hons) Imperial College London 1998
Reference number 4543787
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- FRCPCH Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2010
Details of entry to specialist register
- Paediatrics (Neonatal Medicine), 2008
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Perinatal Medicine
British Medical Association
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.