Dr Melita Irving

Dr Melita Irving

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

Clinical Genetics

23 years of experience
16 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

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5
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5
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5

Top feedback

“Dr. Irving is knowledgeable, experienced, professional and compassionate. She gave us plenty of time to answer any questions we had and made us feel supported. “
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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
    769 reviews

    The Portland Hospital

    234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    813 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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    Medical procedures

    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Down Syndrome
    • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
    • Edward’s Syndrome
    • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
    • Fabry Disease
    • Hereditary Endocrine Syndromes
    • Hypermobility Syndrome
    • Loeys Dietz Syndrome
    • Marfan 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

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
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    4/4
    Genetic Consultation
    1/4
    Skeletal dysplasia
    1/4
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    Skeletal dysplasia Video Consultation
    Dr. Irving is knowledgeable, experienced, professional and compassionate. She gave us plenty of time to answer any questions we had and made us feel supported.
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    (5/5)
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    Video Consultation
    Dr Irving was both incredibly professional and really personable. She explained things in a very clear way and offered valuable insights and advice.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    Video Consultation
    Excellent first meeting. Made us feel at ease straight away and answered all our questions and concerns logically and with lots of knowledge. After a long wait with the nhs Dr Melita has finally made me feel like we may start to get some answers.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Video Consultation Genetic Consultation
    Dr Melita Irving was great at explaining the recent results we had. She took the time to fully understand the background, and then prepared a full report for us. It was very reassuring to have Melita to help answer our questions. It is also worth noting that when you are in a position where you don’t know what to do next, we really appreciated Melita’s quick responses to our emails. Thank you !
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