Dr Varun Mehra is a UK trained Haematologist with a special interest in opportunistic infections in immunocompromised host and Graft versus Host disease in patients post allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Dr Mehra, who originally graduated from India, completed his specialist training at one of UK’s reputed Haematology training program at Kings College Hospital London, where he has been working for the past 7 years.
He has keen interest in stem cell transplantation and worked as Medical Transplant co-ordinator at one of UK’s largest Stem cell Transplant unit at Kings College Hospital for 2 years. Following completion of his training and specialist certification in 2016, Dr Mehra has been a core member of the busy Transplant unit at Kings, while pursuing his MD (res) Degree with Kings College London in developing novel Fungal diagnostics in haemato-oncology patients and has been involved in various transplant related clinical trial activities involving infections and graft versus host disease. He has been active in developing educational pathways and trainee mentorship programmes within haemato-pathology training. 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.
His core research interest in graft versus host disease and opportunistic infections including invasive aspergillosis has helped develop exciting research collaborations within Kings Health Partners with exciting bench to bed translation opportunities.