Dr Perla Eleftheriou

  • Qualifications
    MD, MRCP, FRCPath
  • NHS Base
    University College Hospital London
  • Speciality
  • Sub speciality
    Red Cell disorders Disorders treated: -Haemoglobinopathies including sickle cell and thalassaemia • Iron Overload Disorders including Haemochromatosis • Anaemias • Enzymopathies e.g. pyruvate kinase deficiency • Membrane disorders e.g. hereditary spherocytosis • Secondary polycythaemia -General Haematology
  • Year qualified
  • Consulting address
    HCA Healthcare UK at University College Hospital, 5th Floor, UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre, Huntley Street, London, WC1E 6AG
  • Research interests
    During 2004-2007 worked at UCLH/UCL on the effect and tolerability of different iron chelators in adult and paediatric patients with haemoglobinopathies and other rare transfusion dependent anaemias and transfusional iron overload. Developed special interest in the effect of the iron chelators on the myocardial iron removal. Had the opportunity to present my data as posters and oral presentations at various international conferences. Running the clinical trial clinics at UCLH studying new iron chelators or disease modifying agents in patients with red cell disorders - alongside regular weekly clinics. Serving as clinical/scientific adviser to Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF).
  • Languages
    English, Greek, German
  • Biography

    Consultant Haematologist at University College Hospital in London. Area of special interest is Red Cell Disorders, which include haemoglobinopathies and rare anaemias but also polycythaemias and iron overload disorders.

    Graduated from the University of Giessen in Germany in 2000 with excellent grades. Awarded the A.G. Leventis Foundation Scholarship for young scientists for 3 consecutive years. Awarded the MRCP by the Royal College of Physicians in 2008 and the FRCPath from the Royal College of Pathologists in 2013. Completed my haematology training as a specialist Registrar at Barts Health NHS trust and gained a lot of experience in the broad spectrum of malignant and non-malignant haematology, including laboratory diagnostics. In 2006 rewarded with a scholarship for young researchers in Haemoglobinopathies by the European School of Genetics.

    Alongside the regular weekly clinics, running of clinical trials studying new chelators or disease modifying agents in patients with red cell disorders.

    Serving as clinical/scientific adviser to Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) and member of the UK Thalassaemia Society.

    Extensive experience in formal and informal teaching. Teach Haematology regularly at UCL and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine at UCL and visiting lecturer of Haematology at the Nicosia Medical School in Cyprus. International fellowship program leader at UCLH.

    Priority and aim as a consultant is to provide the best standards of care for my patients.