Dr. Deepa Krishnakumar

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist with special interest in Neuromuscular Diseases


Dedicated twice monthly MDT neuromuscular clinic, PI at Addenbrooke’s Hospital for STRIDE NIHR research study on Translarna in DMD, Lead for EAP/Nusinersen IT therapy for children with SMA

Dr. Krishnakumar has been working as a Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital since October 2011. She worked as a Locum Consultant at Southampton University hospital between April – September 2011. She completed her Paediatric Neurology Grid training in East of England Deanery 2008 – 2011, and her Paediatric Neuromuscular training at Great Ormond Street Hospital, under Prof. Muntoni and Dr. Adnan Manzur.

Specific Neuromuscular related publications

1.Book Review - Oxford textbook of Neuromuscular disorders. David Hilton Jones, Martin R. Turner, editors, Oxford University Press (2014), ISBN 978-0199698073.

Neuromuscular disorder (2016). Deepa Krishnakumar, Department of Paediatric Neurology, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, UK


2.Publication - Neuropathologic characterization of contocerebellar hypoplasia type 6 associated with cardiomyopathy and hydrops fetalis and severe multisystem respiratory chain deficiency due to novel

RARS2 mutations, Lax NZ1, Alston CL, Schon K, Park SM, KrishnakumarHe L, Falkous G, Ogilvy-Stuart A, Lees C, King RH, Hargreaves IP, Brown GK, McFarland R, Dean AF, Taylor RW, J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. July 2015


3.Oral presentation - Retrospective study of clinical presentation and diagnostic yield of cohort of children with suspected mitochondrial disease. Honnor K, Hadoura A, Hogg S, Parker A, Krishnakumar D. European Society of Paediatric Neurology, May 2015, Vienna.


4. Oral Presentation -Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in 157 boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Munot P, Krishnakumar D, Davies T, Robb S, Muntoni F, Manzur A. RCPCH Spring Meeting Warwick, April 2010.


5. Oral Presentation - The clinical presentation of mitochondrial disease in UK children: A prospective population based study. Verity C, Krishnakumar D, Winstone AM, Stellitano L. BPNA Conference, Birmingham, January 2009.


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