Professor Devinder Kumar is Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery at St George’s University of London and Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at St George’s Hospital in London.
Devinder obtained his undergraduate medical degree from the University of Delhi, India, in 1975. Following this he worked in the Small- Pox eradication programme and was awarded a certificate of merit by the Minister of Health.
He completed his basic surgical training at Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children, St James’ Hospital in Balham and the North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke. During this time he passed the FRCS examination. He then went on to undertake research in Gastrointestinal motility at the Royal London Hospital and was awarded a PhD from the University of London. He was successful in obtaining a Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic for 2 years.
In 1994, he moved to London to take up a position as Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at St George’s Hospital. He was awarded a personal chair in Gastrointestinal Surgery in 2004 by the University of London.
He has published 120 original papers in peer reviewed journals, more than 50 review articles and book chapters and has authored/edited 6 books. Devinder is a regular reviewer for national and international journals.