Meet the team

On this page you will be introduced to the leadership team behind the KSS School of Paediatrics. If you would like to contact the team below or the Paediatrics Workforce Specialty Team, please visit the London and KSS Support Portal here.

Catherine Wynne, KSS Head of School of Paediatrics

Dr Palaniappan Sashikumar MBBS, DCH, FRCPCH, KSS Paediatric Training Programme Director 

My medical career started in India and the experience of looking after sick babies and children guided me towards a career in paediatrics. I came to UK in 2002 to pursue a postgraduate training in Paediatrics and had the privilege to have been trained by some of the best Paediatricians from the north east of England and London.

After successfully completing my CCT in 2013, I have been working as a Neonatologist at Medway Maritime hospital. My special interest is in Neonatal Neurology and Neurodevelopment have contributed to HIE related research trials at Medway. I have been teaching NLS and APLS courses across the region over the last 6 years. My other roles include Neonatal Organ Donation lead, MTI Champion and RCPCH Tutor.

I have evolved as a teacher over the years and  held supervisor roles for medical students, Foundation trainees and Specialist Paediatric trainees.  I am currently pursuing a Masters in Medical Education from Dundee University. I joined the team as the TPD in Feb 2020 with a desire to be involved in training the paediatricians of the future.

Outside medicine, I love playing badminton and spending time with my family.

Dr Ellie Day, KSS Paediatric Training Programme Director (Surrey) 

I have been a Consultant General Paediatrician at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital since 2015, having been a trainee in South London/Surrey. I started in General Paediatrics and subsequently developed a post-CCT interest in Diabetes and hope to complete the Diabetes SPIN soon. I am also the Mental Health lead for the department. 

I have been College Tutor since 2018 and became TPD at the end of 2019. I will be responsible for the Surrey hospitals and will also be working with Dr Catherine Wynne and the Trainee Committee on developing Team days.

Dr Wynne and I are also planning to look at the allocation process in more detail. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need anything or wish to discuss something. 

Lola Akingbade, KSS Paediatric Training Programme Director

Asma Shah, KSS Paediatric Training Programme Director