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Dr Farrukh Shah is a consultant haematologist currently based at the Whittington hospital in London. Her area of specialism is general haematology and her areas of interest include thalaassaemia major, thalassaemia intermedia, iron overload disorders, haemachromatosis and iron deficiency. She leads the service at one of the largest centres for thalassaemia in the Uk and is recognised as an expert for these conditions internationally.
Dr Shah graduated from the University of Punjab in 1994 with an MBBS degree. She became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1997 and a Member of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2001. She completed a Doctorate of Medicine in 2008 at University College London.
In addition, Dr Shah is also actively involved in clinical trials in thalassaemia and sickle cell disease. She has been a Chief Investigator and Primary investigator for a number of clinical trials in both disorders. She has also written book chapters and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals. Dr Shah is also the Chair of the UK Forum on Haemoglobin Disorders which is a multiprofessional organisation that advocates on behalf of patients with haemoglobinopathies. and the current Chair of the National haemoglobinopathy registry.
Areas of interest
iron overload disorders
anaemia of various causes
sickle cell disease
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant haematologist and lead for thalassaemia service
Magdala Avenue, London, N19 5NF
Honorary consultant UCLH
3rd Floor West,
London, NW1 2PG
Royal free hospital
Luton and Dunstable hospital
Luton LU4 0DZ
I am actively involved in Clinical trials in thalassaemia and sickle cell disease and have an academic interest in iron overload.
My team and I run the largest service for thalassaemia in the Uk.
I am a mum of 5 young adults and hence enjoy being an all purpose chef and taxi driver in my second job!
Things that make me happy apart from my family are reading ( passionate about fantasy/ young adult/mystery and action/adventure), gardening and
watching my son play cricket ( when his leg does not hurt!)
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Native or bilingual
- Urdu - Native or bilingual
- Hindi - Conversational
I am actively involved in research and hence we ( my team and I ) have lots of publications on outcomes in thalassaemia syndromes
Courses offered to GPs
I lecture at meetings globally on thalassaemia syndromes and involved in lots of charity work/free clinics for patients in resource challenged countries looking after large volumes of patients with haemoglobiopathies.
we do teaching courses for GPs via Whittington health for our local GPs but happy to teach anytime!
- MD res University College London 2008
- MRCPath royal college of pathologists 2001
- MRCP royal college of physicians 1997
- MBBS University of Punjab 1994
Reference number 4483483
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST haematology, 2004
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal college of Physicians
Fellow of the Royal college of Pathologists
- 5th Floor OutpatientsUCH Macmillan Cancer...
- 14:00 - 18:00
- 07830 344425
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Dr Farrukh Shah
via UCLH switchboard:
020 3456 7890