Dr. Venkiteswaran Ramanathan


Dr. Ramanathan is the Medical Director and Consultant in Pediatrics and Neonatology at Aster Hospital, Mankhool.

For the past 17 years, Dr. Ramanathan worked as Consultant Paediatrician. He was Consultant and Head of Service in Al Qassimi Hospital Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (1996 – 2001). In 2001, he moved back to United Kingdom where he was working as Consultant Paediatrician, first as Consultant Paediatrician and Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Grampian University Hospitals, Elgin / Aberdeen, Scotland (2001 – 2006). Since 2006, he worked as Consultant Paediatrician and Lead Clinician for Children’s Cancer Services in Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

His key areas of concentration were on General Pediatrics and Neonatology, Pediatric Oncology, Clinical Governance, Risk management, and clinical improvement, and Continuous Professional Development.
He was also tutor for pediatric 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.

After qualifying with primary medical degree (MBBS) from India in 1977, he started post-graduate training in Paediatrics in 1977, which he completed in 1981 after obtaining MD in Paediatrics and Diploma in Child Health. From 1981 to1989 (8 years) he worked as Specialist Paediatrician in different hospitals in India as well as Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia. At the end of 1989 he came to United Kingdom for further postgraduate training. From 1990, he worked in substantive accredited Paediatric training posts (junior and middle grade) in National Health Service Hospitals in United Kingdom. Dr. Ramanathan received sub-specialty training in Paediatric Haematology and Oncology in Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, London, one of the premier children’s hospitals in the country. In 1998 General Medical Council (GMC) United Kingdom recognised and accredited his training in Paediatrics and included him in their Specialist Register, which bestowed eligibility to work as a Consultant in the specialty.