Dr Shankar Paneesha
MD, MRCP, FRCPath
I graduated from Mysore University in 1993 and obtained a postgraduate qualification in general medicine from Bombay University in 1996. I completed my 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 was appointed as a 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 and I take part in a large number of trials in haemato-oncology, as well as being a principal investigator or co-investigator for a number of trials at my institution.
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.
Spire Little Aston Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
I am married to a consultant oncologist and have a daughter. I enjoy gardening and watching cricket.