Dr Melita Irving

Dr Melita Irving

MBBS, MD(Res), FRCPCH, BSc(Hons)

Clinical Genetics

24 years of experience
17 years as a specialist
Video consultation
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.96

Bedside Manner

4.96

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Melita was able to help us feel at ease straight away, even over an online platform. She was professional, knowledgeable, and clear with her communication but also kind, understanding and empathetic. Exactly what we needed.“
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4311733
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    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1523 reviews

    The Portland Hospital

    234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    1298 reviews

    About

    Dr Melita Irving is a consultant and honorary reader in clinical genetics at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust. She trained in paediatrics and specialized in genetic conditions.

    Dr Irving has wide experience in the diagnosis and management of a range of genetic conditions including chromosomal disorders, rare genetic symptoms, and conditions with an underlying genetic cause. Dr Irving sub-specialises in rare diseases of the skeleton. After completing her fellowship in skeletal dysplasia at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Irving has established multidisciplinary paediatric clinics in skeletal dysplasia and achondroplasia at Evelina London Children's Hospital where close monitoring and management services are offered to the affected patients. Dr Irving is actively involved in research and is the chief investigator for clinical trials in children with skeletal dysplasia aiming to develop new methods and improve the existing ones for the diagnosis of severe skeletal conditions. Dr Irving is the leading author of numerous peer-reviewed publications on various aspects of clinical genetics and is also the author of Human DNA Manual (Haynes).

    Dr Irving is involved in teaching as well. She was the President of the Medical Genetics Section for three years (2016-2019) and is also vice-chair of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Ellison Cliffe Foundation. Dr Irving won the Genetic Healthcare Provider (GHP) Private Healthcare Award for 2019.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Genetic testing
    • General genetic counselling
    • Skeletal dysplasia conditions (including achondroplasia)
    • Fetal medicine genetics
    • Chromosomal disorders
    • General genetics
    • Clinical genetics
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    Procedures

    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Marfan Syndrome
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Down Syndrome
    • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
    • Edward’s Syndrome
    • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
    • Fabry Disease
    • Hereditary Endocrine Syndromes
    • Hypermobility Syndrome
    • Loeys Dietz Syndrome
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Noonan Syndrome
    • Prader-Willi Syndrome
    • Thrombophillia
    • Turner Syndrome
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    Education

    • MBBS,
    • MD(Res)
    • FRCPCH
    • BSc(Hons)
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.96
    Bedside Manner
    4.96
    Explanation
    5
    Video Consultation
    16/25
    Marfan Syndrome
    5/25
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    Melita was able to help us feel at ease straight away, even over an online platform. She was professional, knowledgeable, and clear with her communication but also kind, understanding and empathetic. Exactly what we needed.
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    Dr Melita is an excellent listener with a kind and warm bedside manner. My husband and I were very impressed with her ability to explain complex subjects in an understandable way. Highly recommend.
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    Highly recommend Dr Irving. She was thorough in her preparation before our appointment, clearly having looked closely at the notes and information provided to her; she listened attentively; was clear and kind in her explanations; provided prompt and detailed follow up with the relevant referrals.
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    Dr Irving was wonderful with our 15 year old daughter, very helpful and kind. It was a pleasure meeting Dr Irving and we would thoroughly recommend her services.
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    Dr Melita Irving has been great for us, very patient, taking time to answer all our questions, and also very reactive by email. Zoom appointment was also very convenient. Thank you!
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    We were immediately put at ease with Dr Irving and after a thorough examination, she explained everything to us clearly. Her bedside manner is excellent.
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    We met with Dr Irving to discuss my husband’s balanced chromosome translocation. Dr Irving was thorough in her explanations and explained the issue in a way which we understood (ie in a non technical way). She was patient with us in answering all our questions and went into all our options in a lot of detail. Thank you Dr Irving for being so helpful! I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Irving and would certainly make another appointment if we needed it.
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    Dr Irving has been helping us seek genetic testing for our daughter. Always really good with replying to emails (even out of hours), efficient method of communication (zoom) given that we are based 4 hours out of London. Looking forward to finally getting some answers with her help!
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    She has been very efficient, clear, sympathetic and i couldnt reccomend her more highly
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    We are highly satisfied with our consultation experience with Dr. Melita. She takes her time to listen, to explain, to give guidance, to ask questions and replies back thoroughly with valuable information. She is very well experienced and would highly recommend her to others.
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