Dr Modupe Elebute
MBBS, MD, FRCP, FRCPath
I have many years of clinical experience treating patients with a variety of blood disorders. I work closely with the laboratory to ensure that abnormal blood results are thoroughly and quickly investigated to ensure that the underlying problem is treated promptly. I treat patients with inherited blood conditions like Sickle Cell Disease. I have a particular interest in patients who develop problems because their bone marrow (the factory that makes all our blood cells) stops working properly (such as MDS and AA) and patients who develop antibodies to their blood cells (autoimmune disorders). Today, we can now prevent and treat a lot of these conditions more effectively. I am dedicated to ensuring that my patients have the information they need to help them get the best treatment available to them.
I qualified in Medicine from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria in 1986, completing my postgraduate training in General Medicine in London and Kent. I then undertook specialist haematology training at centres of excellence in London including St Bartholomew’s Hospital, St George’s Hospital and The Royal Marsden.
I have held Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer posts at St George’s Hospital, the National Blood Service and King’s College Hospital and now work solely in private practice.
I was Lead Clinician for the Haematology Laboratory and for Transfusion Medicine. I ran general and specialist clinics and developed a tertiary service for the management of autoimmune cytopenias. I was Principal Investigator for a number of clinical trials investigating the role of novel monoclonal antibodies in the treatment of refractory autoimmune cytopenias and Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria (PNH). I was Director of Training for Haematology at St. George’s and the South West Thames Region and was involved in the development of the undergraduate Haematology curriculum at St George’s University of London. I was Lead Clinician at King’s College Hospital for the National PNH service, Educational Supervisor and co-chief investigator for a large UK study of the use of prion filters in transfused patients funded by a £1.8 million study grant from the Department of Health. I am widely published in the scientific and clinical literature.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Modupe Elebute at Spire include:
Services Provided: Rapid investigation of abnormal blood counts; Anticoagulation advice including guidance on warfarin alternatives; Management of patients with clotting disorders (thrombophilia); Investigation and treatment of patients with bleeding disorders; Transfusion Medicine advice including guidance on alternatives; Treatment of patients with Sickle Cell Anaemia including HbSS, HbSC; Management of patients with Autoimmune blood disorders (ITP, AIHA, AIN); Bone marrow failure syndromes (Aplastic anaemia, myelodysplastic syndromes); Malignant Haematology including Myeloma, Myeloproliferative disorders, chronic leukaemias and low-grade lymphomas.
Procedures performed: Bone Marrow biopsy; Venesection for polycythaemia and Haemochromatosis; Supervision of chemotherapy.
Spire St Anthony's 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 received a prestigious Leukaemia Research Fellowship to study bone marrow failures including the possibility of using stem cell transplants to treat this complication in patients with Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria (PNH) and was awarded a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree for this work by the University of London.
I am married with three children. I am passionate about giving back and have raised significant funds for charitable causes. I am Patron of Build Africa and Trustee of The Walkabout Foundation.