Dr Ramkumar Shanmugasundaram

Dr Ramkumar Shanmugasundaram
MD, DHA, DIH, FRCPI, FRCP, FRCR, FAcadMEd, Clinical oncologist

Languages spoken


Expert in

Radiation Oncology 




Spire Hospital, Chalybeate Close, Southampton, SO16 6UY


50.93096, -1.43201

Special clinical interest in Head and neck cancer, Skull base tumours and rectal cancer.

Dr Ramkumar Shanmugasundaram trained in India as a Radiation Oncologist from 1994 – 1997. He then trained as Specialist Registrar in Wessex Clinical Oncology Rotation 2004-2009 and obtained Certificate of Completion of Training in 2009 and Fellowship in IMRT & IGRT at Royal Marsden Hospital in 2009.

Career positions

Current position(s)
  • Consultant Clinical Oncologist, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
Year qualified
  • 1992


Expertise and interests

  • IMRT, IGRT, Proton therapy in head and neck cancers, Stereotactic radiotherapy in skull-based tumours and Intraoperative Radiotherapy & Proton therapy in colorectal cancers.
Research interests
  • Technical developments in Radiotherapy- IMRT, IORT, SRS, PBT
    Improving functional outcomes in head & neck cancers
    Immunotherapy, Low Level Laser Therapy

Professional memberships

  • Royal College of Radiologists.
  • Royal College of Physicians.
  • Medical Protection Society.
  • British Medical Association.
  • British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists.
  • European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.
  • Particle Therapy Co-operative Group (PTCOG)
  • International Society of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (ISIORT)




Fellowship in IGRT (image guided radiotherapy) & IMRT (intensity modulated radiotherapy) – Royal Marsden Hospital, UK, 2009
Stereotactic Radiotherapy training for skull base and central nervous system tumours under Professor Michael Brada – 2009
RCR – Cyclotron Trust Travelling Proton Fellowship – University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, 2013
RCR – Kay Travelling Fellowship in Intraoperative Radiotherapy – MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Texas, USA, 2015
Observership in Intraoperative Radiotherapy – Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA, 2016
Davies Foundation Proton Therapy Travelling Fellowship – Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland and Scripps Proton Therapy Centre, USA, 2017