Kumar, Somnath (Cardiology)

Dr Somath KumarName: Dr Somnath Kumar MBBS, DMRD, MRCP

Job title: Consultant Cardiologist

Department: Cardiology

I joined Lancashire Teaching Hospitals in August 2006 and work three days at Chorley, one day at Preston and one day at Blackpool.  I am trained in the management of all types of cardiac disorders including arrhythmias, valve disease, coronary artery disease and heart failure.

I trained for five years at Wythenshawe Hospital and did my post-graduate research at the University of Liverpool and Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

My super-specialist training is in coronary intervention and stent implantation.  I perform coronary angiography, permanent pacemaker implantation, echocardiography and implant special diagnostic devices in patients with syncope.  I have a special interest in the peri-operative management of cardiac patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery.

I also regularly teach medical students, junior colleagues and go out to general practices to update family physicians about new developments in cardiology.  I keep abreast of cutting edge technology through extensive reading and attending international conferences and am very passionate about delivering state-of–the-art cardiology services.