Dr Karthik Ponnusamy

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management

MBBS MD FRCA FFPMRCA EDRA

Year qualified:1998

Specialty

Personal profile

Dr. Ponnusamy qualified in 1998. He has been trained to very high standards both overseas and in the UK in anaesthetics, intensive care and chronic pain management.

He underwent advanced training in Pain Management at St.Thomas’ Hospital, London and St.George’s Hospital, London. He was appointed as Consultant in Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Pain Management at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury in October 2013. He also practices pain management at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford.

Dr. Ponnusamy has been trained in many advanced and complex interventional pain procedures. He is also trained in the use of ultrasound in anaesthesia and pain management. He believes in a holistic approach to pain management that not only includes injections but also the use of medications, psychological therapies and physical therapies.

Professional Membership



  • International Association for the Study of Pain

  • European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Management

  • Royal College of Anaesthetist

  • Difficult Airway Society

Clinical Interests



  • Interventional pain medicine

  • Evidence based pain medicine

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