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Dr Shanmugasundaram Ramkumar MBBS, MD, DHA, DIH, MRCPI, FRCR, FRCP


Head and neck cancer, Skull base tumours and rectal cancer

Special clinical interests

IMRT, IGRT, Proton therapy in head and neck cancers, Stereotactic radiotherapy in skull-based tumours and Intraoperative Radiotherapy & Proton therapy in colorectal cancers.

Year qualified


Research interests

Technical developments in Radiotherapy- IMRT, IORT, SRS, PBT

Improving functional outcomes in head & neck cancers

Immunotherapy, Low Level Laser Therapy


  • Fellowship in IGRT (image guided radiotherapy) & IMRT (intensity modulated radiotherapy) - Royal Marsden Hospital, UK, 2009
  • Stereotactic Radiotherapy training for skull base and central nervous system tumours under Professor Michael Brada – 2009
  • RCR - Cyclotron Trust Travelling Proton Fellowship - University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, 2013
  • RCR - Kay Travelling Fellowship in Intraoperative Radiotherapy – MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Texas, USA, 2015
  • Observership in Intraoperative Radiotherapy - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA, 2016
  • Davies Foundation Proton Therapy Travelling Fellowship - Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland and Scripps Proton Therapy Centre, USA, 2017

 Professional memberships

  • Royal College of Radiologists.
  • Royal College of Physicians.
  • Medical Protection Society.
  • British Medical Association.
  • British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists.
  • European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.
  • Particle Therapy Co-operative Group (PTCOG)
  • International Society of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (ISIORT)

Current NHS post

Consultant Clinical Oncologist, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Profile of Dr Ramkumar

Dr Ramkumar trained in India as a Radiation Oncologist from 1994 – 1997. He then trained as Specialist Registrar in Wessex Clinical Oncology Rotation 2004-2009 and obtained Certificate of Completion of Training in 2009 and Fellowship in IMRT & IGRT at Royal Marsden Hospital in 2009.

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