Dr Skandhini Carthigesan

Dr Skandhini Carthigesan


Paediatrics (children's doctor)

31 years of experience
19 years as a specialist


  • Child Mental Health
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3265714
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    Practices worked at

    The Portland Hospital

    234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
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    Dr Skandhini Carthigesan is a Consultant Paediatrician at The Portland Hospital and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust. She specialises in developmental paediatrics and has widespread expertise in the management of infants, children and adolescents who present with specific clinical indicators of neurodevelopmental disorders.  These include development delay, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, learning difficulties and developmental coordination disorder. She also has expertise in children with neuro-motor disorders and complex neuro-disability such as cerebral palsy.

    Dr Carthigesan graduated in Medicine at Leeds University, before training in General Paediatrics across teaching hospitals in London. She completed her specialist training in Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics at Queen Elizabeth Children’s Hospital, Gt Ormond Street Hospital and The Middlesex Hospitals in London. In 2004 she became an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Imperial School of Medicine. 

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    Special interests

    • ADHD Assessment
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Autism 
    • Autism Assessment
    • Child Development 




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    • M.R.C.S; L.R.C.P University of Leeds 1987
    • F.R.C.P.CH Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2009
    • M.R.C.P Royal College of Physicians 1991
    • DCH Royal College of Physicians 1992
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