Dr Varun Mehra is a Consultant Haematologist with a special interest in Allogeneic stem cell transplantation of myeloid malignancies & bone marrow failure and Autologous transplantation for autoimmune conditions (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, Systemic Sclerosis).
Dr Mehra, completed his specialist training at Kings College Hospital London, where he has been working for past few years as a core member of a busy Stem Cell Transplant & Cellular therapy unit, while pursuing his MD (res) Degree with Kings College London University in developing novel biomarkers in Fungal diagnostics for invasive aspergillosis in Haemato-oncology patients.
He has been instrumental in leading a large single centre prospective study on Invasive Fungal disease (KIASII) and has a good track record for his involvement in other clinical Trials. He has developed key academic partnerships in mycology research and education within KHP.
His other research interests in Transplantation of autoimmune diseases, graft versus host disease have helped develop exciting research collaborations within Kings Health Partners with bench to bed translation opportunities. He chaired London School of Pathology Specialist Trainee Committee and represented London Pathology Trainees in the Royal College Specialist Advisory group for 2 years until 2016.
He currently sits on the KHP Institute of Haematology Education & Training steering group, playing an active role in developing post-graduation modules for training in clinical haematology and other disease specific preceptorship programmes.Dr Mehra is fully trained in the assessment of patients for, and delivery of CAR-T therapy, a highly specialised new therapy that has recently been licensed for certain patients with relapsed high grade B cell lymphomas and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia