Consultant clinical geneticist
Melita has been a consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust for fifteen years, during which time she has helped establish whole exome sequencing as a diagnostic genetic test, and set up dedicated multidisciplinary clinics in skeletal dysplasia, achondroplasa-hypochondroplasia and dental genetics, including KBG syndrome.
She has local and regional clinics in general paediatric and adult genetic conditions, and in prenatal counselling.
As a key opinion leader and expert in clinical trials in rare diseases of the skeleton, Melita holds a number of national and international positions of responsibility.
She is also a clinical genetics academic training lead.
Education and training
- Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH), 2019
- Doctor of Medicine (MD(Res)), King’s College London, 2014
- Skeletal dysplasia fellowship, Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia, 2007
- Commercial - achondroplasia and multiple osteochondromas
- Non-commercial - Schmid metaphyseal dysplasia
- Preclinical studies - Hajdu-Cheney syndrome
- DDD complementary analysis project – dental genetics
- 100,000 Genomes – unexplained skeletal dysplasia GECIP
- International Skeletal Dysplasia Society Maroteaux prize, 2011
- Travelling fellowship Ellison Cliffe Foundation (RSM), 2007
- Guy's and St Thomas' staff development fund, 2006
Phone: 020 7188 1364
- Skeletal dysplasia
- Dental genetics
- Hajdu-Cheney syndrome
- Prenatal testing
Last updated: January 2023