Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Dr Kumar Jothi completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the National University of Singapore. There, he undertook his postgraduate training in the University Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, KKH. He obtained his specialist degrees in 1984.
Subsequently, he joined the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Singapore as an academic staff member. Afterwards, he continued as a lecturer, senior lecturer and associate professor from 1984 to 2003. Dr Kumar was awarded the Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia in 1987. From there, he pursued his PhD degree at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Apart from that, Dr Kumar has sub-speciality training in gynaecological hysteroscopy and laparoscopy at the Hysteroscopy Training Centre, Spaarne Hospital, Haarlem in the Netherlands, and at Polyclinique Gynecologie Obstetrique Medecine de la Reproduction, Universite Clermont Ferrand in France.
Dr Kumar was actively involved in the teaching and training of undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors, and undertaking clinical and academic research during his 20 years serving in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, National University of Singapore (NUS) and National University Hospital (NUH).
Dr Kumar's special interests are in reproductive medicine and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments. He has involved in the field of subfertility and assisted reproductive techniques (ART) since 1991. From 1997 to 2001, he was the clinical coordinator of the Sub-fertility and ART programmes. Apart from that, he is also the head of the Division of Reproductive Medicine at the National University Hospital (NUH).
He was also a member of the successful NUH team that produced the world's first babies born after transfer of zona-softened blastocysts in both stimulated and natural ART cycles.