Dr Melita Irving

Clinical geneticist in
London

MBBS MD(Res) FRCPCH BSc(Hons)

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Professional statement

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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28/07/2022

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Dr Irving was absolutely amazing. She was thorough with her examination of our son, asked all the right questions and put us at ease with her diagnosis. She was absolutely amazing in her demeanour with oir son and made him feel totally at ease and had him chatting away. Amazing

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16/07/2022

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Me and my husband highly recommend Dr. Irving for any genetics related questions and consultations. She is very professional and patient. She took the time to explain everything to us in simple terms, and accommodated all our questions and addressed all our worries and concerns.

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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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