Dr Prasad Nagakumar

Prasad Nagakumar

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer

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1st Floor, New Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Dr Prasad Nagakumar is a clinical academic in paediatric respiratory medicine. His research interests include phenotyping childhood asthma, preschool wheeze and chronic suppurative lung disease. He is a Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

ORCID ID:0000-0003-0837-0308

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  • MD (Res), Imperial College London, 2018
  • MRCPCH, Royal college of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2007
  • DCH, 2003
  • MBBS, 2000


Recent publications


Simms-Williams, N, Nagakumar, P, Thayakaran, R, Adderley, N, Hotham, R, Mansur, A, Nirantharakumar, K & Haroon, S 2024, 'Risk factors for asthma-related hospital and intensive care admissions in children, adolescents, and adults: a cohort study using primary and secondary care data', BMJ Open Respiratory Research, vol. 11, no. 1, e001746. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjresp-2023-001746

Lange, D, Lindenmeyer, A, Warren, K, Haroon, S & Nagakumar, P 2024, '“Will anybody listen?” parents’ views on childhood asthma care: a qualitative study', BJGP Open. https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGPO.2024.0070

Punyadasa, D, Simms-Williams, N, Adderley, N, Thayakaran, R, Mansur, A, Nirantharakumar, K, Nagakumar, P & Haroon, S 2023, 'Post-hospitalisation asthma management in primary care: a retrospective cohort study', British Journal of General Practice . https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGP.2023.0214

Hine, C, Desai, M, Davies, J, Sapey, E & Nagakumar, P 2022, 'A systematic review of lung clearance index in non-cystic fibrosis, non-primary ciliary dyskinesia bronchiectasis', Respiratory Medicine, vol. 201, 106937. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2022.106937

Simms-Williams, N, Nagakumar, P, Thayakaran, R, Adderley, N, Hotham, R, Mansur, A, Nirantharakumar, K & Haroon, S 2022, 'Preventing unscheduled hospitalisations from asthma: a retrospective cohort study using routine primary and secondary care data in the UK (The PUSH-Asthma Study): protocol paper', BMJ open, vol. 12, no. 8, e058356. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058356

Clarke, R, Heath, G, Nagakumar, P, Pattison, H & Farrow, C 2021, '"He's not fat, he just has asthma": a qualitative study exploring weight management in families living with pediatric asthma', Journal of Asthma. https://doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2021.1975739

Rodríguez-Martínez, CE, Sinha, IP, Whittaker, E, Nagakumar, P & Fernandes, RM 2021, 'Nebulization procedures for children with unknown viral status during the COVID-19 pandemic', Journal of Asthma, vol. 58, no. 12, pp. 1597-1598. https://doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2020.1827418

Syrimi, E, Fennell, E, Richter, A, Vrljicak, P, Stark, R, Ott, S, Murray, PG, Al-Abadi, E, Chikermane, A, Dawson, P, Hackett, S, Jyothish, D, Kanthimathinathan, HK, Monaghan, S, Nagakumar, P, Scholefield, BR, Welch, S, Khan, N, Faustini, S, Davies, K, Zelek, WM, Kearns, P & Taylor, GS 2021, 'The immune landscape of SARS-CoV-2-associated Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) from acute disease to recovery', iScience, vol. 24, no. 11, 103215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.103215

Gupta, A, Bush, A & Nagakumar, P 2020, 'Asthma in children during the COVID-19 pandemic lessons from lockdown and future directions for management', Lancet Respir Med, vol. 8, no. 11, pp. 1070-1071. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30278-2

Review article

Nagakumar, P, Bush, A & Gupta, A 2021, 'Childhood acute respiratory illnesses: will normal inadequate services be resumed?', Archives of Disease in Childhood. https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2020-321010

Nagakumar, P, Chadwick, C-L, Bush, A & Gupta, A 2021, 'Collateral impact of COVID-19: why should children continue to suffer?', European Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 180, no. 6, pp. 1975-1979. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00431-021-03963-x

Crisford, H, Sapey, E, Rogers, GB, Taylor, S, Nagakumar, P, Lokwani, R & Simpson, JL 2021, 'Neutrophils in asthma: the good, the bad and the bacteria', Thorax, vol. 76, no. 8, pp. 835-844. https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2020-215986

Davies, B, Kenia, P, Nagakumar, P & Gupta, A 2021, 'Paediatric and adolescent asthma: A narrative review of telemedicine and emerging technologies for the post-COVID-19 era', Clinical and Experimental Allergy , vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 393-401. https://doi.org/10.1111/cea.13836

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