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Dr Melita Irving

Consultant Geneticist

MBBS MD(Res) MRCPCH BSC(Hons)

Specialty

Children's Services
Genetics

Special Interests

Skeletal dysplasia conditions, including achondroplasia; fetal medicine genetics; general genetics, chromosomal disorders; general genetic counselling.

Languages

English

NHS Base

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust with Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Address

International Gene Clinic
The Portland Hospital

215 Great Portland Street
LONDON W1W 5AH

Also Consults At

HCA Healthcare UK Outpatients and Diagnostics
The Shard

St Thomas Street
London
SE1 9DS

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Biography

Dr Melita Irving is a consultant in clinical genetics and joint head of service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

She is a trained general geneticist with 16 years experience and is available for diagnostic opinions and genetic counselling for all age groups, including preconception and prenatal advice. She sub-specialises in skeletal dysplasia, particularly achondroplasia and other genetic dwarfing conditions. She has developed clinical whole exome sequencing for skeletal dysplasia and dysmorphology conditions.

Melita graduated from The London Hospital Medical College (MBBS) and University College London (BSc(Hons) in genetics) and trained in paediatrics in East London. She gained her certificate of specialist training from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and undertook a fellowship in skeletal dysplasia at The Royal Children’s Hospital and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia.

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