A/Prof Naresh Kumar practiced in the University of Birmingham & New Cross Hospital in United Kingdom. He was appointed as a consultant after he finished his fellowship at Haborview Medical Centre, Seattle in 2001. He has now been established as senior consultant and successful spinal surgeon for the last twelve years with effect from February 2007.
He did his spinal fellowships at Queen's Medical Center Nottingham, UK (for degenerative spinal problems and spinal trauma); St. James Hospital, Leeds, UK (for spinal deformity correction) and at Harborview Medical Centre, Seattle USA (for cervical spine, spinal trauma & metastatic spine disease). His training has helped him to deal with the whole spectrum of spinal problems successfully. He has moved to Singapore to be a part of the University Spine Center at the National University Hospital. He has a keen interest in key-hole and minimal access surgery. He practices the whole spectrum of spinal surgery which include: degenerative conditions of the spine, spine trauma, spine tumour & spinal deformity corrections. He has developed a full spectrum of treatment of degenerative spinal conditions. His main interest is development of treatment for the cancer involvement of spinal column. He specialises in surgical and comprehensive management of secondary spread from another cancer in the body to the spine, as well as primary spine tumours He has published extensively in this field, reaching appreciable heights.
A/Prof Kumar completed his medical degree from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1986 with a distinction. He completed his Master of Surgery in Orthopaedics in 1989 from the same institute and got appointed as an Associate Consultant in Orthopaedics. The burning desire to learn and excel made him move from India to the United Kingdom. He became the fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1992. He was appointed on the registrar rotation in Leeds, upon the completion of which he became a fellow of the intercollegiate board in Orthopaedics in 1997. He was awarded the FRCS (Orthopaedics & trauma). He was then awarded a DM (Orthopaedics & Spinal Surgery) by the University of Nottingham in 2006 for his research he conducted comparing human and animal spine.
A/Prof Naresh Kumar has been trained by some eminent spinal surgeons from the United Kingdom and USA. For the six years from 2001 onwards he has been a successful consultant at Wolver Hampton in the United Kingdom and a Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics for the University of Birmingham. He has successfully finished twelve years at National University Hospital, Singapore. He has published widely on contemporary ideas and techniques pertaining to spinal surgery.