About Bran Sivakumar

About Bran Sivakumar

BSc MD(Res) FRCS(Plast)
Consultant Paediatric Hand,
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Bran Sivakumar is a leading London Congenital Hand Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital

His specialist interests are:

  • Children’s Hand Surgery
    • Congenital and paediatric hand surgery
    • Children’s hand trauma
  • Children’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery including
    • Vascular anomalies
    • Birthmarks and skin lesions
    • All aspects of paediatric reconstructive surgery

Mr Sivakumar has over 15 years of specialist trauma and elective hand surgery experience having worked in a number of prestigious London Units including Mount Vernon Hospital, Queen Victoria Hospital, and Guys and St Thomas Hospital Foundation Trusts.

Having gained fellowship to the Royal College (FRCS Plast) in 2010, Mr Sivakumar completed upn a comprehensive international programme of sub-speciality training in children’s hand surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts, the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Capetown and the ‘Institut de La Main’ in Paris. As a result he has trained with numerous specialist paediatric hand surgeons from both orthopaedic and plastic surgical backgrounds in world-renowned centres of excellence.

Throughout his career Mr Sivakumar has maintained an interest in clinical and scientific research. His academic work includes a Doctarate of Medicine (MD) from Imperial College London, a two year project linked to the RAFT Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery which was awarded a Royal College of Surgeon’s Research Fellowship. Mr Sivakumar continues to be involved in medical research and supervises both MSc and PhD projects at University College and Kings College London and the National Institute of Medical Research. In addition Mr Sivakumar is an honorary senior lecturer at the Institute of Child Health. His main research interests are embryology of the upper limb and children’s hand conditions. He has published extensively in both scientific and clinical journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the American and European Journals of Hand Surgery. He has also presented at both national and international meetings and has received an international research award at the European Conference of Scientists and Plastic Surgeons (ECSAPS) in 2005.

Mr Sivakumar is actively involved in teaching at a postgraduate level participating in Royal College of Surgeons instructional courses and lecturing to specialist hand surgical trainees from the UK and abroad. Mr Sivakumar is on the faculty for a number of international symposia on children’s hand surgery including the World and European Congresses for Congenital Hand Surgery.

As mentioned earlier well as working as at Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Portland Hospital Mr Sivakumar also works as a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital Foundation Trust in Hampstead where he specialises in adult hand surgery and reconstructive surgery following cancer treatment. Therefore Mr Sivakumar is able to provide complete long-term care for his paediatric patients through to adulthood.