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- Paediatric rheumatology
Dr Sridhar is a very experienced senior Consultant Paediatrician based at the Leicester Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals of NHS Trust with private practice at the Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital.
He has over 29 years of experience in Paediatrics and has been a Consultant in Paediatrics at the Leicester Children's Hospital for the last 15 yrs.
Dr Sridhar qualified in Medicine in 1989 and completed post-graduate degrees in Paediatrics and Child Health (DCH, MD and Diplomate in National Board of Paediatrics-DNB (Paeds) in India). He has completed further Speciality training in Paediatrics in UK. He was awarded MRCP (UK) IN 1997, followed by Fellowship of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH) in 2004 and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh (FRCP) in 2007. He completed Masters in clinical Sciences (M Clin Scien) from Leicester University in 2006.
He has worked in some of the reputed Teaching Hospitals in India and UK. He was the clinical lead for the Children’s assessment unit for many years.
Dr Sridhar is a Royal College Examiner for MRCPCH and START Assessor for senior Specialist Paediatric trainees. He is also Medical students Examiner for Leicester University Medical Students
Currently he is working at the Leicester Children’s Hospital as a Consultant in Acute Paediatrics, General Paediatrics and Paediatric Rheumatology.
He is the Clinical lead for Paediatric Rheumatology services in Leicester and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Leicester University
Dr Sridhar can see children of all ages with any Acute and General Paediatric/Child Health Problems. He specialises in General Paediatrics and can see children of all ages with all general paediatric problems
He also has specialist interest in Paediatric Rheumatology and can see children upto the age of 16 yrs with various Musculo-skeletal problems, Joint pains, Arthritis, Juvenile Arthritis(JIA), Juvenile Lupus, Hypermobility, EDS and various other auto-immune conditions.
Areas of interest
All General Paediatric problems:
Headaches; Asthma; Eczema; Constipation; UTI; Nutritional issues; Gastro-oesophageal reflux; Aches and Pains; any general paediatric problems
Paediatric Rheumatology; Joint pains; Childhood Arthritis (JIA); Hypermobility; EDS; Musculo-skeletal problems; Lupus, and other Paediatric autoimmune conditions
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Paediatrician with Specialist Interest in Paediatric Rheumatology
Leicester Children’s Hospital,
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, LE1 5WW
Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Leicester University
I am the local Principal Investigator for the following Paediatric Rheumatology Trials at the Leicester Children's Hospital
1. BSPAR Extended Biologics study
2. BSPAR Etanercept study
3. BSPAR Juvenile SLE study
4. SYCAMORE Double blind multi-centre RCT study of Adalimumab in JIA Uveitis (concluded)
5. Genetics in JSLE study
As a clinician, I have published a number of very interesting clinical case reports in various peer reviewed journals- Sridhar A et al
“Cochrane systematic review on the safety and efficacy Inhaled Nedocromil in childhood asthma”.
Awarded “Masters in Clinical Sciences (M Clin Sciences)” by the Leicester University 2006
Actively facilitating other ongoing research activities in the Children's Hospital
Awarded “ Honorary Clinical Lecturer” by Leicester University for Teaching and Research activities
Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama (Yogic Breathing),
Bollywood Music, Singing
Raising Funds for Charities
Organising local cultural events
University Topper in DCH-1991 Delhi University, India
University Topper in MD (Paediatrics) 1994, Madras University, India
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Fluent
- Kannada - Fluent
- Telugu - Fluent
Sridhar A et al
Courses offered to GPs
"Joint Pains in Children"
- MBBS Bangalore University, India 1989
- Diploma in Child Health- DCH Delhi University, India 1991
- M.D (Paediatrics) Madras University 1994
- Diplomate in National Board of Paediatrics (DNB) Ministry of Health and Family welfare 1995
- MRCP (UK) RCPEdin 1997
- Masters in Clinical Sciences (M Clin Sc) Leicester University 2006
- FRCPCH RCPCH 2004
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians- Edinburgh 2006
Reference number 4510556
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- FRCPCH RCPCH 2004
- FRCPEdin RCP Edin 2006
Details of entry to specialist register
- Paediatrics, 2003
Affiliations / memberships
1. Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
2. Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (Edin)
3. British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology (BSPAR)
4. British Society for Rheumatology (BSR)
5. Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS)
6. British Medical Association (BMA)
7. Medical Defence Union (MDU)
- Nuffield Health, Scraptoft Lane, Leicster, LE5 1HY
- 14:00 - 16:30
- 0116 276 9401
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