MA (Oxon), BM BCh, FRGS, FAWM, FFTM RCPS(Glas), FACTM FFTM, FFEWM ACTM, FCMI, MRCGP, MFMLM, Dip IMC RCS Ed, DCH, DiMM
Sundeep trained in physiology and medicine at the University of Oxford before spending 20 years as a pre-hospital doctor in the Army serving with Airborne Forces on operations and exercises worldwide. He has visited and worked in over 70 countries on every continent, and in every environment from the deserts of Antarctica to the Sahara, and the jungles of Africa to the high mountain ranges of the world.
In 1998 he became the youngest person in the world to climb the Seven Summits. He completed the self-sufficient 140-mile Marathon des Sables in 2000. He is a PADI Rescue Diver and was the Medical Officer to a scientific diving expedition to Pitcairn Island for which the expedition was awarded the British Sub-Aqua Club Jubilee Trust Award in 2003.
Sundeep was the climbing leader on the Caudwell Xtreme Everest Research Expeditions (CXE) to Cho Oyu (the sixth highest mountain in the world) in 2006 and Everest in 2007. He helped the CXE team successfully place 25 climbers on the summit, collect the highest arterial blood gas samples in the world (8,400 metres), build and run the highest laboratory in the world on the South Col (7.906 metres); a further three world records. He was awarded the Mt Everest Jubilee Medal by the Government of Nepal.
He was awarded the BASICS Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for outstanding performance in Diploma in Immediate Care and appointed a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2008 for services to military medicine.
He is a Fellow and ex-Council Member of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) and a current Member of the RGS Medical Cell. He represents the RGS on the Mount Everest Foundation Screening Committee. He is the UK corresponding member to the UIAA Medical Commission.
He is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, an Honorary Fellow and Lecturer at the Centre for Altitude Space & Extreme Environment Medicine, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at University College London, a Fellow of the US Academy of Wilderness Medicine, a Fellow of the Faculties of Travel Medicine and Expedition and Wilderness Medicine of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine. He is a Fellow and ex-member of the Executive Board of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.