Prof. Ajay Vora  specialized in hematology

Prof. Ajay Vora

Honorary Professor of Paediatric Haematology at University of Sheffield and Consultant Paediatric Haematologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK.

Country United Kingdom
Speciality Hematology
Subspeciality Pediatric Hematological Malignancies
Experience 1982 years
Languages English

Dr Ajay is currently Honorary Professor of Paediatric Haematology at University of Sheffield and Consultant Paediatric Haematologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK. He is also Chief Investigator of UK and International clinical trials in Childhood Leukaemia, Stem Cell Transplantation and CART cell therapy.

Areas of expertise: Childhood Leukaemia, Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Auto-immune Haemalytic anaemia and Congenital Haemolytic Anaemia

About

Prof Ajay graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Bombay University in 1982, after which he received a Doctorate of Medicine from the same University in 1986. This was followed by a number of certifications including MRCP (Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, UK) in 1989, Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists, UK in June 1991, Fellowship of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK in 1997, and Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists, UK in 1999. He was previously a Consultant Paediatric Haematologist in Sheffield Children's Hospital and was then appointed Professor of Paediatric Haematology in the University of Sheffield. He is currently a Consultant Paediatric Haematologist in Great Ormond Street Hospital since 2017. He has a special interest in childhood leukaemia and cord blood transplantation. He is chair of the UK NCRI childhood leukaemia sub-group and I-BFM ALL committee. He is the chief investigator of the current and previous front line childhood and infant ALL clinical trials and is involved with several research projects in this area. Until March 2017, he was programme director of the Trent Regional Paediatric Haemopoietic Stem Cell transplant service. He has taken a leading role in clinical trials in childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and haemopoietic stem cell transplantation nationally and internationally. He is Chief Investigator of several national and international phase 3 clinical trials and Principal Investigator of over 20 trials. He has 150 peer-reviewed publications and is an editor of a book on childhood ALL.


Experiences and Positions

2017 - Today

Consultant Paediatric Haematologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital

Chair
ALL Committee of International BFM consortium

2005 - Today

Honorary Professor of Paediatric Haematology
University of Sheffield

Consultant Paediatric Haematologist
Sheffield Children's Hospital

Chair
UK NCRI childhood leukaemia sub-group and I-BFM ALL committee

Programme Director
Trent Regional Paediatric Haemopoeitic Stem Cell transplant service

Chief investigator
Childhood and Infant ALL Clinical trials


Degrees and Certifications

Fellowship
Royal College of Pathologists, UK
1999

Fellowship
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK
1997

Membership
Royal College of Pathologists, UK
1991

Membership
Royal College of Physicians, UK
1989

Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Bombay University
1985

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Bombay University
1982


Memberships

Member of:

  • Chair of the International BFM Study Group ALL Committee
  • Organising Committee member of the Ponte De Legno Childhood ALL consortium

Markers of esteem

  • GG2 award for innovation (2003)
  • Anthony Nolan Supports Award (2017)

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