By Sumant Gadge

Sumant is a Clinical Scientist with Department of Neonatology at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

Sumant completed B.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Mumbai, India. After completing MSc in Medical Physics in 2006, he has been working within various sections of MPACE (Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering) group with Research and innovation as main area of work.  Sumant also teaches at the University of Kent (Visiting lecturer) and supervises final year projects for B.Eng. students. He is an active member of Policy and Guidance group at Department of Neonatology, assists the simulation team conduct study days and signs off the device competencies for clinical staff including newly qualified doctors and supports clinical research trials such as the OSCAR Baby trial. His main role involves works in Improvement requirement analysis, authoring specifications for medical devices and facilitating device trials.  He has been project managing various high value projects such as New Monitoring System for Child Health, Procurement of Baby incubators for Level 3 Neonatal Units, Root cause analysis of SpO2 discrepancies between various acquisition techniques. Currently he is working on digitizing the patient diagnostics for Child Health Care Group. He also holds various other qualifications such as ISO Quality Auditor, BTEC in Medical Equipment Management, NHS Academy award in Healthcare Leadership (Edward Jenner Programme), GCP by NIHR and Improvement Project Manager by KENT Academy. His main areas of interest are Medical Device design and regulations, MRI, teaching and training and Policy and Guidance drafting. His ideas and knowledge about Infusion Devices and WiFi sensors have been published in recent issues of the IST Journal.

Apart from work, Sumant enjoys reading about Astrophysics and Vedic Science. He practices Yoga regularly and had been a Yoga instructor and also engages in spreading the importance of exercise in everyday life.

Sumant has recently been appointed as a new member of Registration Assessment Committee with the Science Council, an institution established by Royal Charter. Sumant says, “I am very much excited to be a part of such a great institution. This opportunity brings a new vision to my professional world and I hope to be able to contribute to the success of the committee.”