Dr Krishnan Balasubramanian: Paediatrics
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Dr Krishnan Balasubramanian

Dr Bala

Paediatrics

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Specialises in

  • Paediatric cardiology
  • Paediatric immunology, infectious diseases & allergy
  • Paediatric nephrology
  • Paediatric neurology
  • Paediatric respiratory medicine

About me

I have always enjoyed the company of children and no wonder I chose to do paediatrics as my career, since qualified as a doctor in 1993. I completed my higher specialist training at Evelina Children's Hospital, London and other teaching hospitals in south east London. I worked for the Children’s Acute Transport Service while training at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and at St.Mary’s Hospital London retrieving very sick children requiring Paediatric Intensive Care.

After gaining entry into the GMC’s specialist register in 2008, I joined as a Consultant Paediatrician at Maidstone Hospital at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury, Kent. I have special interest in Paediatric Cardiology and Nephrology with close networking with cardiologists at the Royal Brompton Hospital London and the nephrologists at the Evelina Children's Hospital London.

I regularly teach medical students from King’s College London and St. George’s University London. I am a visiting lecturer at London South Bank University. I teach Paediatric Simulation and Resuscitation training for medical students and junior doctors. I am a qualified instructor for European Paediatric Life Support course.

Being a father helps me to view the children’s problems from the parents’ as well as the children’s perspective.

Areas of interest

Cardiac problems: Heart murmur, chest pain, palpitations, family history of heart problems

•Respiratory problems: Asthma, wheeze, chronic cough, sleep apnoea

•Neurological problems: Fainting, fits, epilepsy, syncope, headaches, migraine

•Abdominal problems: Constipation, recurrent abdominal pain, poor weight gain

•Food allergy / intolerance, other allergies, hay fever, rashes

•Urinary problems: Bedwetting, Day time urinary incontinence, recurrent urinary infections, dysuria etc.,


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Procedures completed

  • 20110

    ECG (including reporting) - (1-5)

  • 20140

    24 hour ECG Holter (including reporting) - (1-5)

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