Dr. Sunitha M. Daniel

Designation :
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department :
Pain and Palliative Medicine
Email :
Qualification :
MBBS, MRCP (General Medicine), MRCP (Palliative Medicine)

Dr. Sunitha graduated from Kannur and after working for 2 years in Internal Medicine she moved to UK for specialist training. She did her training in General Medicine and was awarded MRCP (UK) in 2010. She went on to do the Higher Specialist Training in Palliative Medicine at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and has worked in various hospices including St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds, Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford and Saint Catherine’s Hospice Scarborough. She cleared the Speciality Certificate Exam in Palliative Medicine conducted by The Royal College of Physicians of UK and Association for Palliative Medicine of GB and Ireland in 2014. After completing the Higher Specialist Training programme in Palliative Medicine under Yorkshire Deanery she was awarded MRCP (Palliative Medicine) and CCT in 2017. She is currently persuading her academic interest as a PhD student registered at Hull York Medical School, UK. Her thesis is on psychological concerns of breast cancer patients undergoing treatment in India.

Dr. Sunitha joined Amrita Hospital in April 2015 and is currently working as Assistant Professor in Pain and Palliative Medicine. In the department, in addition to routine work which includes inpatient and out patient consultation, she also does minor procedures and is actively involved in the academic and research activities.

  • Respiratory problems in low-resource settings
    Leng, Mhoira E.F.; Daniel, Sunitha; Munday, Daniel
    Current Opinion in Supportive & Palliative Care: September 2017 - Volume 11 - Issue 3 - p 174–178
    doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000287
    RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS: Edited by David C. Currow and Miriam J. Johnson
  • ‘Is this the Right Direction for Dengue Fever Research in India?’ Journal of The Association of Physicians of India. 65:110 Daniel S, Varghese A (May 2017)
  • Establishing a Palliative Care link Nurse Program- Process and Outcomes 2017 IAPCON Abstracts Indian J Palliat Care 2017; 23:121-179. Manuel A, Daniel S, Venkiteshwaran C, Singh C
  • What determines duration of palliative care before death for patients with advanced disease? A retrospective cohort study of community and hospital palliative care provision in a large UK city. BMJ Open2016;6:e012576.doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012576 Bennett MI,Ziegler L,Allsop M, Daniel S, Hurlow A
  • Effective Symptom Relief In Community Using Subcutaneous Infusion Using Infuser Pumps In India Indian J Palliat Care [serial online] 2016 [cited 2016 Apr 25];22:214-35 Daniel S, Venkiteshwaran C, Singh C
  • Referral Pattern To Palliative Care Services In A Tertiary Referral Hospital: Service Evaluation Indian J Palliat Care [serial online] 2016 [cited 2016 Apr 25];22:214-35 : Daniel S, Venkiteshwaran C, Singh C
  • The timing of involvement with specialist palliative care services; too little too late?L Ziegler, S Daniel, M Bennett BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 5 (Suppl 3), A36-A37
  • Systematic literature review: xerostomia in advanced cancer patients. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Mar; 23(3):881-8. doi: 10.1007/s00520-014-2477-8. Epub 2014 Oct 18.Hanchanale S , Adkinson L, Daniel S, Fleming M, Oxberry SG (2015)
  • Survey of potential drug interactions in acute hospital in patients receiving specialist palliative care (spc) BMJ Support Palliat Care 2014; 4:A91 doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2014-000654.261: Daniel S, Hurlow A, Hicks F (2014)
  • "Oral health is an important issue in end-of-life care, December 2012." Support Care Cancer 22(2): 293-294. Adkinson, L., J. Hussain, S. Daniel and S. Oxberry (2014).
  • Reduction in prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia in adult patients attending a Regional UK centre: 2011 vs.1999: Dwarakanath A, Daniel S, Morton A, White H, Peckham D, Conway S, Etherington C poster at 35th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Dublin June 2012
  • Morphology of the Lungs: Variations in the Lobes and Fissures in Biomedicine 1999, 19 (3) pp: 227- 232, Authors Sunitha Mary Daniel, Riya Lukose and Sarah Paul