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- Open Referral network
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Dr Varun Mehra is a Consultant Haematologist with a special interest in Allogeneic stem cell transplantation of haematological malignancies like leukaemia, myelodysplasia, lymphomas and myeloproliferative conditions. He also has expertise on bone marrow failure conditions including aplastic anaemia and undertakes Autologous transplantation for autoimmune conditions e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, Crohns disease, Systemic Sclerosis. He also provides expert consultations on general haematological problems including Anaemia, Low blood counts, Iron deficiency, haemochromatosis.
Dr Mehra, completed his specialist training at Kings College Hospital London, where he has been working for past few years as a core member of a busy Stem Cell Transplant & Cellular therapy unit, while pursuing his MD research Degree with Kings College London University in developing novel biomarkers in Fungal diagnostics for invasive aspergillosis in Haemato-oncology patients.
He has been instrumental in leading a large single centre prospective study on Invasive Fungal disease KIASII and has a good track record for his involvement in other clinical Trials. He has developed key academic partnerships in mycology research and education within KHP.
His other research interests in Transplantation of autoimmune diseases, graft versus host disease have helped develop exciting research collaborations within Kings Health Partners with bench to bed translation opportunities.
He also has strong interest in education and training. He chaired London School of Pathology Specialist Trainee Committee and represented London Pathology Trainees in the Royal College Specialist Advisory group between 2014-2016. He currently sits on the KHP Institute of Haematology Education & Training steering group, playing an active role in developing post-graduation modules for training in clinical haematology and other disease specific Preceptorship programs.
He is also the current Educational lead for Haematology Specialist training program in Kings college Hospital, jointly working with Training Program Director.
Dr Mehra is also fully trained in the assessment of patients for, and delivery of CAR-T therapy, a highly specialised new therapy that has recently been licensed for certain patients with relapsed high grade B cell lymphomas and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
Areas of interest
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation of haematological malignancies like leukaemia, myelodysplasia, lymphomas and myeloproliferative conditions;
Expertise on bone marrow failure conditions including aplastic anaemia; Autologous transplantation for autoimmune conditions e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, Crohns disease, Systemic Sclerosis;
Expert consultations on General haematological problems including Anaemia, Low blood counts, Iron deficiency, Haemochromatosis.
- Margaret Karasu
- Kings Private Guthrie Clinic Dept of Haematological Medicine Kings College Hospital Denmark Hill London SE5 9RS
Current NHS consultant posts held
Dept of Haematological Medicine
Kings College Hospital
Complications of Allogeneic Stem cell transplantations
Infections of immuncompromised host- mainly Invasive Fungal disease
Graft versus host disease-immune-biology and management
Stem cell Transplants for autoimmune disorders
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Conversational
Leukaemia, Blood Advances, Clinical Infectious Diseases, British Journal of Haematology, British Medical Journal
- MBBS Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Indian 2002
- MRCP UK Royal College of Physicians London 2012
- FRCPath (Haem) Royal College of Pathologists, London 2015
Reference number 6093838
Details of entry to specialist register
- Specialist Haematologist , 2016
Affiliations / memberships
Member of British Society of Haematology UK
Member of European Society of Haematology
Member of European Bone Marrow Transplant
Member of British Bone Marrow Transplant and cellular therapies UK
Member of British Society of Mycology, UK
Fellow of Royal College of Pathologist, UK
Post treatment communication
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Diagnostic aspiration and trephine biopsy of bone marrow, including analysis - (1-5)