Dr Dhanupriya Sivapathasuntharam
BMedSci(Hons), BMBS, MRCP (UK), PGDME
Consultant Physician and Geriatrician
Dr Sivapathasuntharam specialises in the peri-operative management of the older surgical and trauma patients.
She is a Consultant Geriatrician at the Royal London Hospital and is also Head of the Trauma and Perioperative Older Person’s Services there.
She has extensive experience of managing complex patients with multiple co-morbidities including dementia, falls and osteoporosis, in both and inpatient and outpatient setting, providing a holistic and patient centred approach. This includes leading on rehabilitation and working with the multidisciplinary team.
Dr Sivapathasuntharam is experienced in working jointly with surgeons in the perioperative period (both pre and post-operatively) providing medical input to these patients with demonstrable improvements in mortality rates (in hip fracture patients) and reductions in post-operative medical complications. She has experience of collaborating with surgeons in the following specialities: orthopaedics, neurosurgery, plastics, vascular, ear nose and throat, urology, general surgery and trauma.
She is the Lead of the Undergraduate Geriatric Medicine Module at Barts and the London Medical School. This involves organising the curriculum as well as lecturing and examining regularly.
Dr Sivapathasuntharam graduated from the University of Nottingham and undertook Higher Medical Training in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine in the South London region including at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, London and Kings College Hospital, London
She also worked as a substantive consultant at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust before returning to London in 2017.