Somaskandar Sivasuntharam


MBBS (MANG) Dip. Rep. Med. (MAL) M.MED (OBGYN) (MAL) AM.

Dr. Somas was born and brought up in Penang. After completing his secondary education in CheltenhamCollege in United Kingdom, he was enrolled in KasturbaMedicalCollege, Mangalore, India where he graduated as a doctor in 1991.

He commenced his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1995 at Ipoh GeneralHospital and subsequently obtained his post graduate qualification from University Malaya in 2002.

He returned to PenangGeneralHospital in 2002 as a Clinical Specialist. He subsequently undertook further training in Gynaecologic Endoscopic Surgery (Laparoscopic Surgery / Minimally Invasive Surgery-MIS) at the Indian Institute of Laparoscopic Surgery Research & Training Centre-Coimbatore, India as well as in management of subfertility especially In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) at National University Hospital, Singapore and Bangalore Assisted Conception Centre, India.

In 2007, Dr. Somas joined PenangMedicalCollege as a Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and was responsible for teaching the 4th year Medical Students. He had conducted research projects with their twining colleges, RCSI, UCD and NationalMaternityHospital, Dublin, which he has been invited to present at international conferences as well as published in local and international journals. He is currently an Honorary Senior Lecturer and Examiner for medical students of PenangMedicalCollege.

Dr. Somas was the Penang State representative for the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Malaysia (2012-2014), Malaysian Medical Association, Perinatal Society of Malaysia, Society for Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine Malaysia (SAAAMM) and World Endometriosis Society. He was invited to be a member of the Academy of Medicine in 2008. He is also the Medical Officer in Charge for the Malaysian Red Crescent (Cross) Society, Penang branch as well as the former Secretary to the Penang Medical Practitioners’ Society. He is currently the President–elect of the Penang Medical Practitioners’ Society

Dr. Somas is able to handle most obstetrics & gynaecological conditions and his special interest is in Reproductive Medicine, particularly in the management of subfertility and in performing Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgeries (Key-Hole Surgery).

His practice welcomes all women seeking gynaecological care and provides obstetric care for all expectant mothers especially on High Risk Obstetrics Care, Prenatal Diagnosis (Invasive & Non-invasive) and 3D/4D imaging of the Fetus. He currently practices in Gleneagles Penang, Malaysia.

He is fluent in English, Malay, and Tamil and speaks some Hokkien.  He is married to a Paediatrician and they have a lovely daughter. He enjoys outdoor life, especially Salsa/Latin Dancing and traveling with the family.