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At Aster, we believe a child is life’s greatest gift and this gift has to be nurtured & cared for. As the name suggests, Aster Nurture is a program that aims at nurturing, caring and protecting the mother and the new born baby from the time when the mother conceives till when your child is 5 years old.

"Our brand promise ‘We’ll Treat You Well’ is about our commitment to bring the finest healthcare services within the reach of everyone. But it is not just affordability that makes us a class apart in the realm of healthcare. We believe quality is the heartbeat of modern medical sciences, and we go to great lengths to deliver services that have already been recognized with some of the most sought-after awards and certifications. Accessibility is another important focus area for us. We have an ever growing network of hospitals, clinics and pharmacies that are well-equipped to cater to the changing needs of millions around the world."

Dr. Venkiteswaran Ramanathan

Paediatrics & Neonatology, Medical Director

Languages Spoken Arabic, English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil
Education MBBS, DCH, MD(Paediatrics), MRCP (UK) FRCPH (UK), CCT (UK)
Specialization Paediatrics & Neonatology, Medical Director
Nationality Select
DOH License Grade Consultant
Types of Physician Fulltime


Fellowship of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH) July 2000
Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) May 1998
Membership of the Royal College of Physiciansm, UK (MRCP-Paediatrics) July 1991
Doctorate in Medicine, Paediatrics (MD), India May 1981
Diploma in Child Health (DCH), India April 1979
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), India April 1977
In 1988 General Medical Council (GMC) United Kingdom recognised and accredited his training in Paediatrics and included him in their Specialist Registrar, which bestowed eligibility to work as a Consultant in the Specialty.
Tutor for paediatric trainees in Milton Keynes and a Clinical Examiner for the Membership Examination of the Royal College and Child Health (MRCPCH) and Vice-Chair – MRCPCH Question Setting Board in Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London

Professional Associations

Fellow of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London
Examiner for the MRCPH (UK) Clinical Examination, London
Member of MRCPCH Questions Setting Board, London

Professional Experience

Consultant Paediatrician and Lead Clinician for Children’s Cancer Services in Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.
Consultant Paediatrician and Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Grampian University Hospitals, Elgin / Aberdeen, Scotland (2001 – 2006)
Consultant and Head of Service in Al Qassimi Hospital Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (1996 – 2001)
From 1990, he worked in substantive accredited Paediatric training posts (junior and middle grade) in National Health Service Hospitals in United Kingdom.
1981 to1989 (8 years) he worked as Specialist Paediatrician in different hospitals in India as well as Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia.

Clinical Expertise & Services Offered

General Pediatrics and Neonatology

Pediatric Oncology

Clinical Governance

Risk management

Clinical improvement

Continuous Professional Development.