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Irving, Melita

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 Consultant clinical geneticist

Area of expertise: skeletal dysplasia


Melita Irving trained in paediatrics before joining the clinical genetics department at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

She undertook a fellowship in skeletal dysplasia at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, and has set up clinics in skeletal dysplasia and achondroplasia at Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

She is lead clinician in the clinical genetics department, which provides a service across south London, Kent and east Sussex.

She is committed to improving this service in line with new developments in the field, such as genomic medicine, and to translational research in rare diseases.

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