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Dr Gleb Ivanov

Consultant Haematologist


Practises at: Mount Alvernia Hospital


Personal Profile

Dr Gleb Ivanov comes from a family of haematologists: both of his parents were involved in Haematology, as well is his brother.   He is currently a Consultant Haematologist at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. His special interests include lymphoma, thrombosis/thrombophilia and general Haematology.

Training and Appointment

Dr Ivanov qualified as a doctor in Minsk, Belarus. After completing his undergraduate medical training and obtaining a PhD in Haematology/Biochemistry (St Petersburg, Russia) for research into the role of neutrophilic proteins in haematological conditions, Dr Ivanov was very fortunate to be awarded the Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellowship in order to undertake postdoctoral research at the Leucocyte Adhesion Laboratory, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London. He then continued his medical career in medicine, specialising in Haematology and underwent specialist training in major UK cancer centres, such as the Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton; the Christie Hospital in Manchester; University Hospital of Wales and Velindre Hospital, Cardiff.

Dr Ivanov completed specialist training in Haematology at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and was subsequently appointed as a Consultant Haematologist at Southend University Hospital in 2008. In 2011, he joined Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust, which remains his main NHS base and from where he leads the Haematology Multidisciplinary Team for haematological cancers.

His sub-speciality areas include lymphoma, myeloma, leukaemia and coagulation disorders.  However, as a District General Hospital Haematologist, Dr Ivanov enjoys seeing patients with a wide variety of blood abnormalities.

He regularly teaches medical students, junior doctors and physicians’ assistants as well as conducting educational sessions for GPs in Surrey, West Sussex and London.

Current Practice

Dr Ivanov offers a weekly clinic at Mount Alvernia Hospital, seeing his patients in St Martha's Cancer Centre.  Within this dedicated oncology unit, there are nine patient rooms and six pods for chemotherapy.  The Centre provides outpatient and daycase services to patients.  The service is provided by oncology specialist nurses and consultants and covers diagnostics, intravenous and oral chemotherapy, chemotherapy instillations and monoclonal antibodies therapy.  Chemotherapy is given for a number of tumours including breast, urological, prostate, bowel, ovarian, bladder, haematological conditions, upper and lower GI, brain, pancreas, head and neck and melanoma.  The department offers a specialist oncology physiotherapy service and patients have access to acupuncture and alternative therapies, which Dr Ivanov may recommend as part of an overall treatment plan for his patients.


Membership Interests

Professional Memberships

  • British Society for Haematology
  • European Haematology Association

Clinical Interests

Haematological malignancies (Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes), myeloproliferative disorders (Polycythaemia Vera, Essential Thrombocythaemia, Myelofibrosis), thrombophilia, haemochromatosis, anaemia, thrombocytopenia.

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