Area of Practice Endocrinology, Diabetes and General Internal Medicine
Specialist Interests

Thyroid (including  Radioiodine treatment), Diabetes (including Insulin Pump, DAFNE education, Diabetic Kidney Disease and pregnancy diabetes, General Diabetes and Endocrinology including weight management), Endocrine Transition & Research.

Professional Profile

Significant posts:

Clinical Director for Acute and Emergency Medicine, Maidstone Hospital – 2008 to 2011
Lead Physician for Medicine, Maidstone Hospital – 2007 to 2008Lead for Diabetes Commissioning for Maidstone Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust – 2011 onwards
Honorary Senior Lecturer, King’s College Hospital, London – 2010 onwards
Core member of Thyroid Cancer MDT & ARSAC (Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee) certificate holder

Dr Jesse Kumar is a Consultant Endocrinologist working at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. Dr Kumar completed his Higher Specialist Training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and General Medicine (Dual accreditation) in the South Thames region (Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital). He started as a Consultant at MTW in 2006 and has held the above significant posts.

Dr Kumar was awarded the Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians of London in 2013. During this time he worked actively to lead Acute medicine, Diabetes commissioning in West Kent and establish research interest at Maidstone Hospital – Principal Investigator in multi-centred diabetes research trials and has national & international publications. He is actively involved in enhancing local research at MTW.

Dr Kumar’s leads the speciality clinics for radio-iodine in thyroid disorders, Insulin Pump, pregnancy diabetes at Maidstone Hospital and is a core member of the Thyroid cancer MDT. Other clinical practice includes Thyroid, Pituitary, Adrenal, Calcium and Hypogonadism in endocrinology and modern treatments for diabetes (GLP-1 analogues, SGLT-2 and DPP-4 inhibitors) with a view to weight reduction. He also does transition clinics for younger patients in endocrinology.

Dr Kumar has a keen interest in modern technology and humanities, which he believes are important adjuncts to core clinical consultation for effective outcomes. Dr Kumar has worked locally with charities, pharma & CCG to establish the WKPAD which is a non-promotional organisation to support local education for healthcare professionals (GPs, Diabetes Nurses etc). He has a keen interest in modern technology, speaks 5 languages (English, Greek, Hindi, Urdu and Telugu) and is a resident of Kent along with his family of three children.

Secretary contact details

01622 225291 / 224355