Dr Varun Mehra

Consultant Haematologist

Year Qualified

2004

Qualifications

MBBS, MRCP(UK), FRCPath (Haem)

Specialty

Haematological Medicine

Special Interests
  • Acute leukaemias, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), Aplastic Anaemia (AA), Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) and bone marrow failure
  • 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 Consultant Haematologist based in London who specialises in myelodysplastic syndrome, acute leukaemia, bone marrow failure, autologous transplantation for autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, systemic sclerosis, allogeneic stem cell transplantation, immunotherapy and post-transplant complications.

Dr Mehra completed his post-graduate specialist haematology training at King's College Hospital, London, where he has been working for the past few years as a core member of the busy Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular therapy unit. Alongside this, he has been pursuing his MD(Res) degree with King's College London University in developing novel diagnostic biomarkers for invasive fungal disease (aspergillosis) in immunocompromised haemato-oncology patients.

Dr Mehra has been instrumental in leading a large, single centre National Cancer Research Network (NCRN)-badged prospective study on invasive fungal disease and has a good track record for his involvement in clinical trials - most recently as Chief and Principal Investigator of various clinical research studies in the UK. He has developed key academic partnerships in mycology and transplant immunobiology research and education within King's Health Partners (KHP). His work on disease-specific research is regularly published in high-impact clinical and scientific journals, and he has been awarded various research grants to pursue his academic work in field of haematological medicine.

Dr Mehra's main research interests are in infections of immunocompromised hosts, graft versus host disease (GVHD) and transplantation of autoimmune diseases. He has helped to develop exciting research collaborations within and outside of KHP with bench-to-bed translation opportunities.

He also has a strong interest in education and training. He is currently the Educational Lead for the King's College Haematology Training program, jointly working with the programme Director.

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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