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I see patients with a wide range of disorders of the blood or bone marrow.
My specialist interest is in bleeding and clotting disorders (haemostasis and thrombosis), for which I have been the Lead Haematology Consultant at the West Suffolk Hospital over the past 13 years.
Areas of interest
General Haematology, bleeding disorders and thrombosis.
Abnormal blood counts.
Anticoagulation (including management during surgery).
Clotting disorders (deep vein thrombosis-DVT, pulmonary embolism-PE, thrombophilia, antiphospholipid syndrome).
Iron overload disorders (ie Haemochromatosis).
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).
Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS).
Myeloproliferative disorders (ie Polycythaemia Vera, Essential Thrombocythaemia, Myelofibrosis).
Bone marrow aspirate.
Bone marrow trephine biopsy.
Current NHS consultant posts held
West Suffolk Hospital
Bury St Edmunds
(Additional) Languages spoken
Bendamustine, Thalidomide and Dexamethasone is an effective salvage regimen for advanced stage myeloma.
E. Grey-Davies, J. Bosworth, K. Bord, C. Ebden, R. Saso, D. Chitnavis, J.Mercieca, G. Morgan, F. Davies.
British Journal of Haematology 2011 Sept 26:21950692
Total knee arthroscopy in a patient with Haemophiliac arthropathy and high-titer inhibitors: a cost analysis.
J. Ali, A. Howieson, K. Lawrence, D. Chitnavis, J. Chitnavis.
Journal of Arthroplasty 2011 Dec 7:22153945
A GMC validated patient feedback survey conducted between January to February 2018 has shown excellent patient satisfaction on all points surveyed, with additional positive comments.
- MB BChir Cambridge University 1990
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians (UK) 2010
- FRCPath Royal College of Pathologists (UK) 2008
- Research Fellow in Haemostasis and Thrombosis Royal Northshore Hospital, Sydney, Australia 2001
Reference number 3487503
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Fellow (FRCPath) Royal College of Pathologists (UK) 2008
- Fellow (FRCP) Royal College of Physicians (UK) 2010
Details of entry to specialist register
- Haematology, 2003
Affiliations / memberships
Member of British Society of Haematology
Member of International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Member of British Medical Association
- BMI St Edmunds Hospital, IP33 2AA
- 17:30 - 20:00
- 01223 253682
- Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, CB24 9EL
- 08:00 - 20:00
- 01223 253682
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 D. Chitnavis