paediatrics; paediatrician
Hospital Information

Hospital: One Hatfield Hospital

Tel: 01707 443 333

Contact the Hospital About Dr Sharmishtha Sarkar

Dr Sharmishtha Sarkar

MBBS (2000), MRCPCH(2005),CCT in Paediatrics and Community Child Health

Consultant Paediatrician


Neurodevelopment/Neurodisability/Community Paediatrics

Year qualified    

MBBS (2000), MRCPCH(2005),CCT in Paediatrics and Community Child Health (2013)

Clinical interests 

Autism (ASD)


Developmental Delay



Specialising in 

Autism Diagnostic Assessment, ADHD assessment and medical management

Complex neurodevelopmetal  and neurodisability- motor disorders , general developmental delay, dyspraxia, genetic and neurological conditions leading to neurodevelopmental issues;

Epilepsy- diagnosis and management; Sleep difficulties in children with ASD and developmental delay.          

General Paediatrics- diagnosis and management of  common childhood pathologies, eg. feeding difficulties, constipation, headache, failure to thrive etc.

Children and Young People

Dr Sarkar sees young patients from birth onwards.

Professional Profile

I am a NHS Consultant in East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, specialising in Paediatrics with subspecialty in Community Child Health (Neurodevelopment Paediatrics).

This is my 7th year as a Consultant, I thoroughly enjoy working with children and their families, I often also liase with schools and other allied health professionals to ensure that the child has the best journey  in attaining physical and emotional  wellbeing , by ensuring that their and medical and neurodevelopmental needs are met.

I am also the the Designated Officer for Special Educational Needs for my employing NHS trust, providing medical advise for children with Special Educational Needs to the Local Educational Authority . I am also the lead for Children with Downs Syndrome in my capacity as a Consultant in my Department.

I have been involved in research being a member of the group in Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health that was responsible for publishing Guidelines for management of Childhood stroke in May 2018.Other Research Interest- Epilepsy, Autism.

Memberships or Associations

RCPCH (Royal college of Paediatrics and Child Health)

GMC (General Medical Council)

BMA (British Medical Association)

BACCH (British Association for Community Child Health)

DSMIG (Downs syndrome medical Interest Group)

BACD (British Association for Childhood Disabilities)

NHS Base

Lister Hospital, Stevenage

Personal Profile

 I am a busy mother of 2 boys trying to juggle family and work . My passion is reading   and cooking dishes from all over the world.



Dr Sharmishtha Sarkar offers the following treatments and procedures: