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Suthesh Sivapalaratnam


Consultant in Haemostasis and Thrombosis/ Honorary Senior Lecturer


Dr Suthesh Sivapalaratnam studied Medicine at the University of Amsterdam. He was  awarded a PhD fellowship by the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam and did his  research between the University of Cambridge (Supervisor: Prof. W. H. Ouwehand) and  the University of Amsterdam (Supervisor: Prof. M. Levi). In 2012 he defended his thesis  on “The Molecular Basis of Early onset Cardiovascular Disease”.

Suthesh received his core medical training at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. During this period, he  also completed a 12-month stint as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Center for Human  Genetic Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Boston and the Broad Institute,  Boston (USA). In 2015 he rejoined the Ouwehand Group, where he continued his  research and focused on the genetic basis of rare inherited Bleeding and Platelet  Disorders. In 2015 he secured one of the highly prestigious TRTH fellowships of the  American Society of Haematology/European Haematology Association. From February  2016 onwards, as an Academic Clinical Fellow, he combined his research with Specialist  Registrar Haematology training at the Barts Health rotation in London and became a  Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologist in December 2020.

After deepening his  knowledge in paediatric haematology at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, he  entered the GMC Specialist Register in March 2021. He is an active member of the  Scientific and Academic Coagulation Consortium (SACC) and a member of the Local  Organising Committee for the London 2022 International Society on Thrombosis and  Haemostasis (ISTH) scientific meeting. He has co-authored over 70 papers in peer  reviewed journals. Currently, he is a locum consultant at Barts NHS Trust in paediatric  and adult haemostasis and thrombosis where he splits his time between academic and  clinical duties. His academic interests are precision medicine and data sciences.




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