Dr. Kishore Kumar
Neurologist Royal North Shore Hospital, Australia
Researcher, Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics & Garvan Institute of Medical ResearchSpecialties: General neurology, Parkinson disease, dystonia, inherited neurological disorders. Kishore completed his medical degree at the University of Adelaide and attained accreditation in Neurology from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He undertook a Neuromuscular Fellowship at the Royal North Shore Hospital and was trained in neurogenetics, nerve conduction studies and electromyography. He was awarded the P.K. Thomas Clinical Fellowship to the Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom, by the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists. He undertook his PhD studies with Professor Carolyn Sue (Kolling Institute of Medical Research) and Professor Christine Klein (Luebeck University, Germany). He has over 36 journal publications, and is first author of a book entitled ‘Neurogenetics’ from the ‘What Do I Do Now’ series (Oxford University Press). He has presented at many national and international meetings. He is an invited reviewer for several international journals, and on the editorial board of the journal Movement Disorders. Dr Kumar is continuing his research as a NHMRC Early Career Fellow and is a staff specialist at the Royal North Shore Hospital. He is Councillor for the Movement Disorder Society of Australia and New Zealand (MDSANZ) NSW branch. He is currently also working at the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, focused on whole genome sequencing for the diagnosis of neurogenetic disorders, including dystonia and Parkinson's disease. He also sees patients at his practice at Sydney North Neurology and Neurophysiology in Naremburn.