Independent review of maternity services at
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Dr Dharmintra Pasupathy

Dharmintra Pasupathy is currently a Professor in Maternal Fetal Medicine at University of Sydney. He is an actively practicing obstetrician and till 2020 was a Reader and Consultant in Maternal & Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Epidemiology in the Department of Women and Children’s Health, King’s College London. His clinical practice was at Guy’s & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust. He completed his undergraduate medical training at The University of Liverpool and his basic clinical and core specialist registrar training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Bristol and Cambridge. He was awarded the MRCOG and in 2004, completed an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2005, successfully secured an MRC/RCOG Clinical Research Training Fellowship in 2006 and was awarded his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2010. He subsequently completed the NIHR Clinical Lectureship and Sub-specialty training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, King’s College London, King’s Health Partners. In 2018, he was awarded the Fellowship from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.  

His academic interest is in perinatal epidemiology and statistics focused on improved characterisation and prediction of adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes in both low and high risk women; specifically related to fetal growth anomalies, maternal obesity and diabetes in pregnancy. This is centred on improving methods of identifying groups at risk with the aim to inform stratification of care and the provision of choice for care in pregnancy and birth. He has active clinical commitments in Fetal Medicine, the Diabetic Antenatal Service and in the Hospital Birth Centre.  

Dr Pasupathy was the Senior Clinical Lead for Obstetrics for the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) between 2016 and 2020, one of the largest quality improvement programme for maternity and neonatal services in the UK. 

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