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Josu de la Fuente is Consultant Haematologist & Director of the Paediatric BMT Programme at Imperial College London Healthcare NHS Trust and and Professor of Practice (Gene and Cellular Therapy) at Imperial College London.
Professor 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, particularly haploidentical transplantation, and gene therapy and editing. 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 and adviser of gene editing and therapy trials for thalassemia and sickle cell disease, and novel agents for red cell disorders.
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, and disorder presenting in infancy; 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.
- Professor J de la Fuente at St Mary's Hospital
- Department of Paediatrics St. Mary's Hospital Praed Street London W2 1NY
- 020 3312 1938
- Professor J de la Fuente at The Portland
- The Portland Hospital 2nd Floor 215 Great Portland Street London W1W 5PN
- 020 7034 8324
- 07717 741734
- 01295 983031
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Rachel Freedman Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Paediatric Haematologist & Director Paediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Programme at St Mary's Hospital, and Consultant Haematologist, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
Gene therapy and editing for sickle cell disease and thalassaemia, novel therapy for red cell disorders, and understanding of blood production and novel treatment for bone marrow failure syndromes, particularly Diamond Blackfan anaemia.
I am involved in the development of curative therapies that can be access in low and middle income settings so that children worldwide can benefit from advances in healthcare.
Classical music and opera, literature and theatre, walking and the countryside.
Liveryman Worshipful Society Apothecaries and Fellow Linnean Society.
Elpida Foundation Award.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Spanish - Native or bilingual
The New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Haematology, Blood, Science Translation Medicine, Journal Experimental Medicine, Haematologica, British Journal of Haematology, Paediatric Blood and Cancer, American Journal of Haematology, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Haematology Oncology Stem Cell Therapy, Transplant Infection Diseases.
Courses offered to GPs
I am open to provide small group seminars or webinars in paediatric haematology for general practice. I regularly provide keynote lectures and webinars to international meetings like the Annual Meetings of the European Haematology Association and European Society for Blood & Marrow Transplantation, and other mid-term meetings.
- Licentiate Medicine and Surgery University of the Basque Country, Spain 1994
- MRCP (UK) Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK) 1997
- PhD University of London 2010
- MRCPath Royal College of Pathologists 2005
Reference number 4127589
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Vice Chair Paediatric Diseases Working Party European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- Haematology, 2006
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow Royal College of Pathologists
Fellow Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Fellow Royal College of Physicians of London
Fellow Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
British Society for Haematology
British Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
European Hematology Association
American Society of Hematology
American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
American Society for Gene and Cellular Therapy
- 205 - 209 Great Portland StreetLONDONW1W 5AH
- 13:30 - 20:00
- 020 7034 8324
- Praed StreetLONDONW2 1NY
- 12:00 - 17:30
- 020 3312 1938
Post treatment communication
Contact via switchboard at St Mary's Hospital (020 3312 6666) or The Portland Hospital (0207580 4400)