Professor Ghulam Mufti has been awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for services to haematological medicine in the 2017 New Year Honours.
Professor Mufti is head of our Haematology department, working within a team who are experts in various medical fields including gene therapy, stem cell biology and bone marrow transplants. He has extensive clinical and research expertise in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), leukaemias and lymphomas.
He has published numerous papers in scientific journals and text books, and devised the prognostic score (Bournemouth score for MDS) that initiated the search for other scores and contributed to the International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS), which is used to decide whether patients are suitable for certain treatments.
Former Executive Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Infection Control at King’s – Professor Geraldine Walters – was also recognised in the New Year Hours and received a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to nursing. Professor Walters worked at King’s for seven years before leaving to take up a new role at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) last September.
Last but certainly not least, also recognised in the New Year Honours list is Lynda Bonner, former Nurse Consultant for Thrombosis who worked at King’s for 14 years, until the end of 2014, providing an amazing anticoagulation service. Lynda has been awarded an OBE for her service in Venous Thromboembolism Prevention. Whilst working at King’s Lynda travelled to Asia and Australia to share our model for VTE prevention which has since been adopted in both places.
Congratulations to our colleagues past and present for their very impressive achievements.