Dr Sara Trompeter is a Consultant Haematologist and Paediatric Haematologist at University College Hospitals London and NHS Blood and Transplant with a special interest in:
· Haemoglobin disorders such as sickle cell disease and thalassaemia
· Iron disorders – overload and deficiency
· G6PD deficiency and hereditary spherocytosis
· Other red cell disorders.
She graduated from the University of Bristol in 1997 with degrees in Medicine MBChB and Psychology BSc. She was awarded MRCPCH by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 1999, FRCPath by the Royal College of Pathology in 2007 and an MSc from the University of Oxford in 2017.
She was appointed consultant haematologist at NHS Blood and Transplant and UCLH in 2011. She is the lead for paediatric haematology and a core member of the adult service. As previous Chair of the Joint Red Cell Unit Haemoglobinopathy Network including hospitals UCLH, Whittington Health, Royal Free Hospital, Royal Free Hospital Barnet Branch and Luton and Dunstable Hospital she led the trust through the 2012 Peer Review Process.
She has supported and developed the growth of the automated exchange service at UCLH to be the largest in Europe. She is the NHS Blood and Transplant Representative on the Clinical Reference Group for Haemoglobinopathies.
Dr Trompeter leads the paediatric red cell research programme at UCLH. She is involved in and spearheading much research into the appropriate use of transfusion in red cell disorders.