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Irving, Melita - consultant clinical geneticist

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Tel:  020 7188 1364

Area of expertise: skeletal dysplasia

  • Biography

    Melita Irving trained in paediatrics before joining the clinical genetics department at Guy's and St Thomas'.

    She undertook a fellowship in skeletal dysplasia at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne and has established multidisciplinary paediatric clinics in skeletal dysplasia, achondroplasia at the Evelina London Children's Hospital.

    She is lead clinician in the clinical genetics department, which provides a regional service across south London, Kent and east Sussex. She is committed to improving this service in line with new developments in the field, such as genomic medicine, and to translational research in rare diseases.

  • Education and training

    • MRCPCH
    • MD(Res) King’s College London
    • Skeletal Dysplasia fellowship, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
  • Specialist interests

    • Skeletal dysplasia
    • Achondroplasia
    • Fetal medicine
    • Clinical trials
  • Awards

    • Maroteaux Award for furthering the understanding of skeletal conditions (2011)
    • Ellison-Cliffe Foundation travelling fellow award, the Royal Society of Medicine (2006)
    • Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity staff development award (2006)
  • Research interests

    • Clinical trials
    • Genomics
    • Therapeutic development