Prof Atul Mehta
Prof Mehta was born in Kenya of Asian parents and came to London at a young age.
trained in medicine at Cambridge University
and King's College Hospital
, London, qualifying in 1978.
postgraduate training in haematology was largely in London's Hammersmith Hospital
was appointed to his
present post as Consultant Haematologist at the Royal Free Hospital
He was appointed Professor of the University College London in August 2010.
became interested in myeloma in 1987 when asked to develop services for myeloma patients at the Royal Free
The department had a very large Clinical Bone Marrow Transplant Service and he
collaborated with Prof Tim McElwain and his
colleagues at The Royal Marsden
to pilot treatment strategies using C-VAMP and high-dose melphalan with autologous bone marrow transplant.
He is also the Clinical Director of the Lysosomal Storage Disorders Unit at the Royal Free.
This is one of only six nationally designated units for patients with inherited enzyme deficiencies.
overriding concern, however, has been to provide high quality services for patients, designed to meet their medical as well as their psycho-social needs.
Prof Mehta joined the Board of Directors in May 2005.
lives in London, is married and has a daughter.