Professor Dhavendra Kumar is the consultant In-charge of the Genome Clinic of the Spire Cardiff Hospital, Spire Healthcare Ltd. He was formerly a Consultant in Clinical Genetics at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff University, United Kingdom and led the All Wales Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions Service. He is the visiting Professor to the Genomic Policy unit, the University of South Wales UK.
He also holds an Honorary Consultant in Cardiovascular Genetics position in the Inherited Cardiac Diseases Unit at the St. Bart’s Hospital, London. He also serves as the adjunct professor in several overseas academic institutions in China and India.
During his long career in medical genetics, Professor Kumar has amassed experience in the areas of: Genetic and inherited diseases in children; Genetic and inherited diseases complicating infertility and pregnancy; Genetic diseases of the heart and blood vessels; Inherited bone and connective tissue diseases; Genetic muscle and nerve diseases; Inherited and familial cancers; Congenital anomalies and malformation syndromes; Inherited metabolic disorders; Rare and orphan genetic diseases and Genetics and genomics of common medical diseases.
In addition to dealing with wide ranging genetic/ inherited diseases, Professor Kumar has experience in genetic assessment and expert witness reports in medico- legal issues related to non-accidental injuries, incorrect or missed genetic diagnosis, genomic testing for personal identity, paternity disputes or establishing/excluding DNA identity. Areas also include: Clinical genetics; genomic medicine; medico-legal- clinical genetics.