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Mr Kunasingam grew up in Kent and trained in the South East of London and England. He is married with two children with whom he tries to make the most of any time outside work. He played college rugby and hockey to first team level and still plays club hockey when family time allows. His passion for sport nurtured his interest and qualification in Sports Medicine after completing his Medical and Orthopaedic training.
Medical and Surgical training -
Mr Kunasingam graduated in medicine from Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital known as United Medical and Dental Schools at the time with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Science in Experimental Pathology and Genetics.
After completing his house officer training in Tunbridge Wells he taught anatomy under Professor Harold Ellis at Guys, Kings and St Thomas’ medical school. He completed his basic surgical training in Sussex attaining his Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons England.
He was then selected for specialist registrar training through the London deanery and South East Thames attaining his Diploma in Orthopaedics from the University of Brighton and his Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons England.
Specialist training -
Mr Kunasingam underwent specialist foot and ankle fellowship training at several centres in Sydney Australia which included the treatment of elite athletes and minimally invasive surgical techniques. On return to the UK he did a second fellowship in trauma surgery at the Kings College London major trauma centre.
Mr Kunasingam took up a consultant post and set up the foot and ankle unit at Croydon University Hospital. His practice covers all aspects of foot and ankle surgery striving for excellence using evidence based methods. He is an exponent of minimally invasive surgery allowing the majority of his cases to be performed as day case procedures. Kumar strongly believes communication is the key to successful treatment and believes in involving them this experience.
Areas of interest
foot;ankle;trauma;sports;sports medicine;podiatry;minimally invasive surgery;MIS;arthoscopy;ankle arthroscopy;Achilles;bunion;toes;toe;soft tissue;flat foot, bunion
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon at Croydon University Hospital
Family, hockey and rugby
English and understand Tamil
Courses offered to GPs
Available for talks to GP talks on request - next talk will be this spring at North Downs Hospital
- MBBS Guys and St Thomas' 2001
- BSc(Hons) Guys and St Thomas' 1998
- MRCS(Eng) Royal College of Surgeons England 2006
- FRCS(Eng) Royal College of Surgeons England 2012
- Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine (DipSEM) Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2013
- Diploma in Orthopaedics University of Brighton 2014
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.