Dr Melita Irving

Clinical geneticist in
London

MBBS MD(Res) FRCPCH BSc(Hons)

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Dr Melita Irving is an expert London-based consultant and honorary reader in clinical genetics.  After initially training in paediatrics, she now specialises in genetic conditions, and has extensive experience in diagnosing and managing a wide range of genetic conditions. Her specialist interests include chromosomal disorders, rare genetic symptoms, and conditions with an underlying genetic cause.

Her sub-specialism is rare diseases of the skeleton. She has established multidisciplinary paediatric clinics in skeletal dysplasia offering a close monitoring and management service, and is an active researcher, working to develop and improve the diagnosis of severe skeletal conditions. She currently acts as the chief investigator for clinical trials in children with skeletal dysplasia, developing the diagnosis of genetic conditions and improving the accurate diagnosis of severe skeletal conditions. Her work is featured in many peer-reviewed publications and she has published extensively on various aspects of clinical genetics.

Dr Irving was a winner of the Genetic Healthcare Provider (GHP) Private Healthcare Awards 2019. In that same year, she published a book, The Human DNA Manual, offering insight into the origins, evolution and uses of genetic science. 

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20/04/2022

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Was a first zoom appointment and it went really well

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19/04/2022

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Excellent consultation. Listened carefully to the various issues and recommended a very acceptable route forward. Have recommended her to other members of my family.

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10/04/2022

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Great response time from both Top Doctors & Dr. Irving. Dr. Irving is extremely knowledgeable in her field of genetics, but was brilliant at making it easy to understand. She was also helpful in explaining what needed to happen next, and possible future steps. Lovely manner.

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18/03/2022

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The appointment was online and quickly arranged by Dr Irving herself in light of worrying amniocentesis results. The manner and quality of the information provided, despite known uncertainties, and the willingness to answer all our questions was much appreciated.


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