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Dr Shankara Paneesha is a Consultant Haematologist based at The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham. He also consults at Spire Little Aston and Spire Parkway Hospitals.
Dr Paneesha graduated from Mysore University in 1993 and obtained a postgraduate qualification in General Medicine from Bombay University in 1996. He completed his specialist training in haematology at the West Midlands Deanery, following initial training at the Royal Free and the Royal Marsden Hospitals in London.
Dr Paneesha undertook a period of research in myeloma and venous thrombosis at Warwick University. He has significant experience in the treatment of haematological malignancies including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and in investigating thrombosis risk factors, inherited thrombophilia and stem cell transplantation.
Dr Paneesha was appointed as a Consultant Haematologist in March 2007 at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. His main interests are malignant haematology, stem cell transplantation and venous thrombosis, and he has published research in top international haematology journals. Dr Paneesha plays a leading role in a large number of trials in haemato-oncology, either as a principal investigator or as co-investigator at his institution.
Areas of interest
Stem cell transplantation; Lymphoproliferative disorders; Immunohaematology; Leukaemia; Lymphoma; Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, Follicular lymphoma Deep vein thrombosis (DVT); Haemochromatosis; Myeloma; Haematological oncology; bone marrow transplantation; Thrombosis; general haematology
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Haematologist & MDT Lead
Birmingham Heartlands hospital
CLL, Non Hodgkin Lymphoma, Hodgkin Lymphoma, Myeloma & Stem cell transplnatation
CEA level 2
English, Hindi, Marati & kannada
- MBBS Mysore Medical College 1993
- MD Bombay University 1996
- MRCP Royal College Of Physicians 1998
- FRCPath Royal College of Pathologists 2005
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians London 2012
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- JACIE Inspector JACIE 2014
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Pathologists
American Society of Hematology
British Society of Haematology
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