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Dr Nandakumar Ramasami
MRCP, FRCP

Cardiac Centre International

6A Napier Road #08-19

Gleneagles Medical Centre

Singapore 258499

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Dr Nandakumar is one of the few cardiologists in Singapore who has worked as a consultant interventional cardiologist in a substantive position in the UK. He has double accreditation in cardiology and internal medicine by the Joint Committee for Higher Medical Training of the Royal College of Physicians, UK.

In the UK, Dr Nandakumar was a consultant cardiologist in Croydon University Hospital, London before taking up a substantive consultant post in the North Staffordshire and Goole NHS Trust. In Singapore, he is a Senior Consultant Cardiologist at Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Mount Alvernia Hospital specialising in Interventional Cardiology He is currently a Visiting Senior Consultant at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and National University Hospital. He is also a member of the Ministry of Health, Health Technology Advisory subcommittee for Devices, and a senior clinical lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

Dr Nandakumar was part of the pioneer batch of cardiologists at the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. As acting Director for the interventional cardiac laboratory and lead for cardiac rehabilitation services, he was instrumental in helping set up many of the hospital’s cardiac services especially in interventional cardiology. Dr Nandakumar has special interests in interventional cardiology (radial access), intra-vascular imaging, absorbable stents, CT coronary imaging and cardiac rehabilitation.

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