Consultant Profile

Dr Shankara Paneesha

Dr Shankara Paneesha MD, MRCP, FRCPath
Practicing at:
Spire Little Aston Hospital, Spire Parkway Hospital
  • Haematology
    • Coagulation
    • Haematological oncology
Special clinical interests:

Lymphoma, Myeloma, Venous thrombosis & Stem Cell Transplantation

Research interests:

Venous thrombosis, stem cell transplantation & lymphoma

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Haematologist,  Heart Of England NHS Foundation Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Member: Royal College of Physicians
Fellow: Royal College of Pathologists
Member: British Society for Haematology and American Society of Haematology

British Medical Association

Medical Defence Union

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0121 580 7151
Private secretary:
Paulette Finch
Private secretary telephone number:
0121 424 3698
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Saturday Mornings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I graduated from Mysore University in 1993 and obtained my postgraduate qualification in General Medicine from Bombay University in 1996. I completed specialist training in haematology from the West Midlands Deanery following initial training at the Royal Free and the Royal Marsden Hospitals. I undertook a period of research in myeloma and venous thrombosis at Warwick University.

I have significant experience in the treatment of haematological malignancies including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma, investigation of thrombosis risk factors and inherited thrombophilia and stem cell transplantation.  

I was appointed as consultant haematologist in March 2007 at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. My main interests are malignant haematology, stem cell transplantation and venous thrombosis. I have published research in top international haematology journals. 

I also take part in a large number of trials in haemato-oncology and I am either principal investigator or co-investigator for a number of trials at my institution.

Personal profile:

I am married to a Consultant Oncologist, and have a daughter. I enjoy gardening and watching cricket.

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Dr Shankara Paneesha

Dr Shankara Paneesha, Consultant Heamatologist

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