Somnath Kumar

Somnath KumarJob Title: 
Consultant Cardiologist - Lancashire Teaching Hospitals,
Service Development Lead - Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
Visiting Interventional Cardiologist - Lancashire Cardiac Centre
Senior Lecturer (Honorary) - UCLAN

Department: Cardiology

Contact Details: 

Secretary - Denise Hunter 
Telephone - 
01257 245140

Primary Medical Qualification: MB BS

Other Qualifications: DMRD, MRCP

Year of Registration: 1998 ( GMC )  1992 (MB BS)   

GMC Number: 4662006

Career History: 

Trained as a specialist in Cardiology in the North-West, Midlands and London Rotation for over seven years. Undertook two years of active clinical research in the Lancashire Cardiac Centre and University of Liverpool.

Was the clinical lead for the Cardiac Network of Lancashire and Cumbria

Currently work across both hospitals at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and the Lancashire Cardiac Centre in Blackpool, undertaking angioplasty and stent insertion. 

Specialist Areas:

  • Chest pain/coronary artery disease
  • Coronary angioplasty/stent (PCI)
  • Palpitations/arrhythmia
  • Pacemaker insertion.
  • Breathlessness/heart failure 
  • Hypertension
  • Faint/blackouts/syncope
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Pericardial disease 
  • Hyperlipidaemia

Research Interests: Lead research on various themes as a part of Cumbria and Lancashire Research Network, including pharmacogenetics of acute coronary syndrome, heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

Clinics:  Monday pm  and wednesday am

               Thursday – coronary angiography and pace-maker insertion (Royal Preston Hospital)

                Friday – stent implantation and angioplasty (Blackpool )

Languages Spoken: 

Fluent in English,Hindi, Urdu and Bengali. Can understand Gujrati/ Punjabi.