Dr Alex Kumar, MD
Dr Alex Kumar, MD is a global health physician, expedition doctor, scientific researcher, photographer and public engagement specialist.
Since leaving school I gained my medical degree, and additional degree in International Health, and I have travelled and worked in over 60 countries, and have completed many journeys I planned to areas I found whilst wondering around in an atlas.
Alex graduated in medicine at Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’ in London undertaking placements across the globe. He has worked in Brighton, trained in anaesthetics and intensive care in Oxford and recently as an Academic Clinical Fellow in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Infections in Leicester. Alex gained further speciality postgraduate training in Tropical Medicine at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Disaster Medicine and Mountain Medicine.
His humanitarian experience includes working in Sierra Leone in an Ebola treatment centre during the West Africa outbreak, Zika virus in South America, snake envenomation in the Amazon and tropical infectious diseases globally. He is a faculty member and patron for World Extreme Medicine.
His medical research has included living at the Concordia Research Station as the European Space Agency Human Spaceflight MD where he conducted research in the most extreme and remote environment on the planet to understand how far human physiology and psychology can be pushed towards a future manned mission to Mars.
Read our features and interview with Dr Kumar in the following editions of the Old Stops’ Review: