Dr Josu de La Fuente

Children's Haematology Ltd

Haematology, Pathology


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Last updated: 21 Apr 2020

About me

Josu de la Fuente is a consultant haematologist, the Director of the Paediatric BMT Programme and Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London.
Dr de la Fuente completed his general training in paediatrics in different hospitals in London
and following membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, he trained in
haematology at Imperial College and Great Ormond Street Hospital achieving membership of the Royal College of Pathologists. During this time he developed an interest in red cell
disorders, bone marrow failure and
transplantation. After a period of research in human developmental haemopoiesis as an MRC Clinical Research Fellow leading to a PhD, he was appointed to lead the paediatric BMT programme at Imperial College Healthcare, which specialises in transplantation
for haemoglobinopathies and bone marrow failure, and has been innovative in the use of alternative donors. He has also developed a unique clinical and research programme for Diamond Blackfan anaemia patients.

He is the vicechair of Paediatric Diseases Working Party of European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, a co-director of the VGC2 consortium, a member of the steering committee of the BMT CTN 1507 trial and a chief investigator of gene editing and therapy trials for thalassemia and sickle
cell disease.

Areas of interest

Paediatric Haematology: general haematology (blood disorders) from birth to 19 years of age including anaemia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia and clotting/bleeding disorders and thrombosis; iron deficiency; vitamin B12 and folate deficiency; haemoglobinopathies: sickle cell disease, thalassemia and alternative haemoglobins; immune thrombocytopenia, autoimmune haemolytic anaemia and autoimmune neutropenia; bone marrow failure: Diamond Blackfan anaemia, Fanconi anaemia, dyskeratosis congenita and aplastic anaemia; bone marrow biopsy; bone marrow transplants and gene therapy.

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