Dr Josu de la Fuente
020 7034 8181
PhD FRCP FRCPI FRCPCH FRCPath
84 Harley Street, London, W1G 7HW
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Disorders and genetic control of blood production and correction with cellular and gene therapy.
Dr de la Fuente completed his general training in paediatrics in different hospitals in London and following membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He trained in haematology at Imperial College and Great Ormond Street Hospital achieving membership of the Royal College of Pathologists. During this time he developed an interest in red cell disorders, bone marrow failure and transplantation. After a period of research in human developmental haemopoiesis as an MRC Clinical Research Fellow leading to a PhD.
Dr de la Fuente was appointed in 2006 to lead the paediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Programme at St. Mary’s Hospital, which specialises in transplantation for haemoglobinopathies and bone marrow failure, and has been innovative in the use of alternative donors. He has also developed a unique clinical and research programme for Diamond Blackfan anaemia patients.
Dr de la Fuente is member of the Scientific Committee UK Thalassaemia Society and of the International BFM Study Group Steering Committee for chronic myeloid leukaemia. He is currently the clinical lead for paediatric specialities at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and a member and haematology lead in the Paediatric Medicine Clinical Reference Group of NHS England developing national standards of care.