Dr Vinit Shah


I am a Consultant General Paediatrician and Neonatologist at East Kent hospitals NHS Trust, and an honorary Paediatric Cardiologist at Evelina Childrens Hospital, London.

I am registered on the specialist register of the GMC (General Medical Council) and have been approved by all major private health insurance companies as a Specialist Paediatrician.

My expertise lies in all general problems in children aged  0 to 16 years, and my special interests are Paediatric Cardiology, tongue tie division in babies, breast feeding related problems, newborn babies and general paediatrics.


I graduated in 1983 from India and obtained my postgraduate training in Paediatrics in India, Australia, the UK and Singapore. I was appointed as a Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist in East Kent in 1995, and as an Honorary Paediatric Cardiologist at Guy’s hospital, London in 1999 (now Evelina Childrens  Hospital). I am now the lead Paediatrician at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent.

Academic achievements

I am an accredited instructor for European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS) and New born Life Support (NLS) courses run by the Resuscitation Council of the UK. I regularly teach on resuscitation courses in UK and abroad. I am senior Examiner for the postgraduate exams (DCH and MRCPCH) conducted by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH), and Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

Private work

I have private practicing rights at the Spencer Private Hospital (Arundel Unit) at the William Harvey Hospital, Kent, One Ashford Hospital, Ashford, Kent and KIMS Hospital, Maidstone, Kent.

Charity work

I regularly do charity work  around the world to promote children’s health. My primary focus in charity work is to prevent disabilities in children. I have participated in camps for children in remote parts of Himalayas and other parts of India. I believe that prevention is always better than cure. There are so many unnecessary disabilities  in children worldwide which are easily preventable by  health education of mothers,vaccinating children and promoting breast feeding.I am also a trustee of charitable organisation based in UK whose mission is to prevent disabilities in children.