Dr. Jothi Kumar
Senior Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
MBBS (S'pore), MMed (O&G), FRCOG ( London ), PhD (Monash), FAMS
Dr. Kumar graduated from University of Singapore in 1977 and worked in Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and Kandang Kerbau Hospital (KKH) during his housemanship year. After completing National Service, he undertook his postgraduate training as a trainee in the University Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, KKH, and obtained his specialist degrees in 1984. He subsequently joined the University Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology as an academic staff member and continued his career as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in the department from 1984 - 2003.
In 1987, he was awarded the Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia to pursue his PhD degree at Monash University , Melbourne , Australia . His thesis involved the study of the effects of exogenous gonadotrophins on oocyte maturation and subsequent fertility, using the goat-model.
Dr. Kumar has been involved in the field of Subfertility and Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) since 1999. He was the Clinical Coordinator of the Subfertility and ART programs, and Head of the Division of Reproductive Medicine at the National University Hospital (NUH) from 1997-2001. He was also a member of the successful NUH team that produced the world's first babies born after transfer of zona-softened blastocysts in both stimulated and natural ART cycles. He has also been actively involved in the teaching and training of doctors in the clinical management of subfertility and ART, both locally and regionally. His research interests included the use of the Natural Cycle IVF, GnRH-antagonists in ART and use of metformin in the management of hyperinsulinaemia in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)-related subfertility.
Dr. Kumar is currently in private practice at O & G Partners Clinic for Women and O & G Partners Fertility Center at Gleneagles Hospital , where he continues his sub-specialty interest in the management of subfertile couples. Apart from practising general obstetrics and gynaecology, his other clinical interests include management of Male Infertility, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Gynaecological Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy (key-hole surgery).
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