Dr Varun Mehra

Consultant Haematologist

Year Qualified

2004

Qualifications

MBBS, MRCP(UK), FRCPath (Haem)

Specialty

Haematological Medicine

Special Interests
  • Allogeneic stem cell transplantation
  • Intestinal graft versus host disease
  • Opportunistic Infections in Haemato-oncology and immunocompromised hosts
  • Stem cell Transplantation for Autoimmune diseases
Biography

Dr Varun Mehra is a UK trained Haematologist with a special interest in opportunistic infections in immunocompromised host and graft versus host disease (GVHD) in patients post allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Dr Mehra, who originally graduated from Government Medical College Aurangabad, India, completed his specialist training here at King's College Hospital London. He has a keen interest in stem cell transplantation and previously worked as a Medical Transplant Co-ordinator at King's during his training.

Following completion of his training and specialist certification in 2016, Dr Mehra has been a core member of the busy Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapy Unit at King's, while pursuing his MD(Res) degree in developing novel fungal diagnostics in haemato-oncology patients. He has also been involved in various transplant related clinical trial activities involving opportunistic infections, GVHD and haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in autoimmune diseases.

He has been active in developing educational pathways and trainee mentorship programmes within haemato-pathology training. He chaired the London School of Pathology Specialist Trainee committee and represented London pathology trainees in the Royal College Specialist Advisory group for two years until 2016.

His core research interest in GVHD and opportunistic infections, including invasive aspergillosis, has helped develop research collaborations within King's Health Partners with exciting bench-to-bedside translation opportunities.

Professional Memberships
  • British Myology Society
  • British Society for Haematology
  • British Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • European Haematology Association
  • Fellow of Royal College of Pathologists
  • Member of Royal College of Physicians
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