Dr Kumar Jothi is an obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) specialist currently practising at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore. His special interests are in reproductive medicine and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments.
Dr Kumar graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from National University of Singapore and undertook his postgraduate training in the University Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, KKH, and obtained his specialist degrees in 1984. He subsequently joined the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Singapore (later called National University of Singapore) 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.
Dr Kumar had also undertaken sub-specialty training in gynaecological hysteroscopy and laparoscopy at the Hysteroscopy Training Centre, Spaarne Hospital, Haarlem in the Netherlands, and at Polyclinique Gynecologie Obstetrique Medecine de la Reproduction, Universite Clermont Ferrand in France.
During his 20 year tenure with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, National University of Singapore (NUS) and National University Hospital (NUH), Dr Kumar was actively involved in the teaching and training of undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors, and undertaking clinical and academic research, in addition to routine patient care and clinical work.
Dr Kumar’s clinical interest is in reproductive medicine, and he has been involved in the field of sub-fertility and assisted reproductive techniques (ART) since 1991. He was the clinical coordinator of the Sub-fertility and ART programmess, 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. Dr Kumar was also responsible for introducing professional counselling for couples undergoing ART treatment. He has been actively involved in the teaching and training of post-graduate doctors in the clinical management of sub-fertility and ART, both locally and regionally. His research interests included the use of Natural Cycle IVF, GnRH-antagonists in ART and use of metformin in the management of hyperinsulinaemia in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)-related sub-fertility.
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK
Master of Medicine (Obstetrics & Gynaecology), National University of Singapore
Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (O&G)
PhD, University of Monash, Australia
Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK