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About Bran Sivakumar

Bran Sivakumar is a leading London Consultant Paediatric Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon working 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 graduated from the Royal Free Medical School in 1998, which included a bachelor of sciences degree in Anatomy at University College London. After 3 years of training in general surgery he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MRCS) in 2001.

He went on to complete an extensive plastic and reconstructive surgical training program and became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2010 (FRCS Plast). This included over 10 years of specialist trauma and elective hand surgery experience 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), Mr Sivakumar embarked upon 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 reserahc 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.