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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
Dr Jesse Kumar is a Specialist Consultant in Endocrinology, Diabetes and General Medicine.
Dr Kumar was appointed as a Consultant Endocrinologist in 2006. He held significant posts as Lead Physician, Clinical Director and Lead for Diabetes Commissioning. Dr Kumar has special interests in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Medical Weight Loss. He leads specialist clinics for Thyroid, Radioiodine, Thyroid Eye Disease, Insulin Pump clinic and antenatal diabetes.
Dr Kumar has established interest in research and has been the Principle Investigator (PI) and Sub-Investigator (SI) on world-wide multicentre trials since 2006 including phase 3 (pre-market) & 4 (post-release) trials and currently starting a new phase-3 trial in 2018 as PI. Currently PI for SCORED (phase-3 trial).
Dr Kumar is a firm believer in the interface of modern technology with humanities as an adjunct in his clinical consultation to deliver effective outcomes. His clinics deliver this by the following:
1. Up-To-Date & Modern, Evidence Based clinical practice
2. Secure & Seamless (Personal & GP) access of your medical records world-wide to enable ...
3. Convenient & Accessible Care – Multiple Centres & Telephone/Virtual clinics
Areas of interest
Diabetes - Type 1 & 2 (up-tp-date new treatments with focus on weight reduction); Pre-diabetes - Metabolic syndrome (Obesity, Glucose intolerance); Diabetes complications and care; Hypoglycaemia; Continuous Glucose Monitoring; Insulin Pumps; High Cholesterol; Hypertension (high blood pressure);
Endocrine conditions - Thyroid (hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and thyroid nodules, radio-iodine treatment); Adrenal (Cushing’s, Addison’s disease and adrenal tumours); Pituitary (including high prolactin, pituitary tumors, diabetes insipidus); Polycystic Ovary Syndrome; Calcium disorders (high and low calcium - hyper and hypoparathyroidism); Hypogonadism (low testosterone causing low libido / sexual dysfunction); Obesity and weight management
Dynamic Endocrine Testing (special tests to rule out endocrine problems) & Other medical conditions
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Endocrinologist & Diabetologist
Honorary Clinical Lecturer for King's College Hospital, London
Lead for Diabetes Commissioning at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
CCT (on Specialist Register for Diabetes, Endocrinology & General Internal Medicine)
ARSAC certificate holder for Radio-iodine treatment
Dr Kumar has an established interest in research and has been the Principle Investigator (PI) and Sub-Investigator (SI) in world-wide multicentre trials since 2006, including phase 3 (pre-market) & 4 (post-release) trials. Dr Kumar is currently the PI for SCORED (Phase 3) multi-centred world-wide research trial. He has numerous publications/presentations in international & national journals and conferences and supervises doctors for medical education.
Dr Kumar has a keen interest in modern technology and humanities, which he believes are important adjuncts to core clinical consultation for effective outcomes. He speaks 5 languages (English, Greek, Hindi, Urdu and Telugu) and has a keen interest in physical fitness / sport.
Lead for Diabetes Commissioning for Maidstone Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust - 2011 to date
Clinical Director for Acute and Emergency Medicine, Maidstone Hospital - 2008 to 2011
Lead Physician for Medicine, Maidstone Hospital - 2007 to 2008
Honorary Senior Lecturer, King's College Hospital, London - 2010 to date
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
- Telugu - Native or bilingual
- Urdu - Fluent
- Greek, Modern - Conversational
various journals including New England Journal of Medicine
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- MBBS University of medical sciences 1995
- FRCP Royal college of Physicians of London 2013
- ARSAC certificate for Radio-iodine administration Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee 2008
Reference number 4681470
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT (GMC Specialist Register), 2006
Affiliations / memberships
General Medical Council
ARSAC – Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee
Royal College of Physicians of London (Fellow)
European Thyroid Association
Society of Endocrinology
Medical Protection Society
British Medical Association
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