Dr Vimal Vasu is a Consultant in Neonatal Medicine and clinical lead at the regional neonatal intensive care unit at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent. He is also an honorary senior lecturer at the School of Biosciences, University of Kent and a member of the Neonatal Data Analysis Unit Steering Board. His interests include neonatal nutrition, telomere biology, medical ethics and law. He has also been involved in global child health in Haiti, Myanmar and Rwanda.
His skills and expertise are in all aspects of neonatal medicine including general neonatal care, risk management, governance, resuscitation, nutrition, perinatal brain injury, hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy, jaundice & kernicterus, infection and respiratory problems.
Dr Vasu has been working as an expert witness since 2019. He is a holder of the Cardiff University Bond Solon civil expert witness certificate and his instruction ratio is Claimant: 5/Defendant: 4. He has also acted as a single joint expert and in legal aid cases. Dr Vasu has been involved as a neonatal expert advisor to an NHS Improvement mandated review of maternity/ newborn care. He has experience of submitting medical reports to assist HM Coroner and attendance to give evidence at HM Coroner inquests.
Dr Vasu is widely published and has research interest in information disclosure/consent issues in neonatal medicine post the Montgomery ruling and has been a member of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine Working Party looking at this subject.
Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (Fellow), National Register of University Certificated Expert Witnesses. British Association of Perinatal Medicine, British Medical Association, Neonatal Society, Medical Protection Society.