Dr Fiona Dignan, MBChB FRCP FRCPath MD (Res)

Speakers Profile:

Dr Fiona Dignan is a consultant in haemato-oncology and has been clinical lead for haematology since 2015. Her main clinical interests are acute leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia and allogeneic transplantation. She undertook her hematology training at The Royal Marsden in London and developed a research interest in post-transplant complications including infection and graft-versus-host disease. She undertook an MD research degree from University College London on novel strategies for managing graft-versus-host disease which has led to a number of national and international presentations and peer-reviewed journal articles. She is the lead author of national clinical practice guidelines on graft-versus-host disease, respiratory viral infections and veno-occlusive disease following haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. She represents the north of England on the clinical reference group for bone marrow transplantation.

Professional Highlights:

  • Treasurer of the British Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation,
  • Member of the working party for the National Institutes of Health consensus project on chronic graft-versus-host disease,  
  • Member of the British and American Societies for Haematology and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh. 

Special Interests:

Stem cell transplantation, 

Graft-versus-host disease, 

Chronic Myeloid leukaemia