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Dr Namita Kumar

Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist

I completed my undergraduate studies at Liverpool Medical School and came to the North East after my house jobs.

In my time here I have completed my MRCP Masters of Medical Education and a two year period of full time research looking at coronary heart disease in patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

I was appointed as a Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist in 2006 at CDDFT and have a number of educational roles within the trust.

I lead for Rheumatology research and we contribute to UKCLRN studies and hope to have some of our own projects soon.

In 2003 I was appointed to the Board of PMETB which was the regulator of Postgraduate Medical education in the UK until its merger with the GMC in April this year. I remain a GMC lead partner for their panel work.

I research in both the clinical and educational areas and will teach if able anyone who asks me!

In 2010 I was appointed as Head of Foundation School for Northern Deanery.

  • Department: Rheumatology
  • Speciality: Rheumatology
  • Based at Hospital site: University Hospital of North Durham
  • Special interests: Cardiovascular disease in Inflammatory arthritis Coonective Tissue Disease Vasculitis
  • Qualifications: MBChB MD MMEd FRCP
  • Date added to the specialist register: Nov-05
  • Training role: Educational Lead for Rheumatology Research Lead for Rheumatology Head of Foundation School Northern Deanery

'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly, efficiently and professionally with full explanations and compassion from all staff involved'.

Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital