Dr Sara Stuart-Smith

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Tel: 020 3299 4152 (Secretary at King’s College Hospital)

020 8836 5313 (Secretary at Queen Elizabeth Hospital)

Email:  sara.stuartsmith@nhs.net

Sara is joint Clinical Lead for Haemoglobinopathies (with Dr Moji Awogbade) at King’s College Hospital, which provides care for about 600 adult sickle cell disease patients, and adults with Thalassemia Major. There is an active Emergency Department, with clear protocols for emergency management of acute sickle cell disease complications and pain, as well as an outpatient day unit (HOP) at which patients can attend for emergency management between 9am and 4pm. There is a weekly Thursday afternoon Sickle clinic, Friday afternoon Haemoglobinopathy clinic, nurse-led hydroxycarbamide dosing clinics, as well as regular joint antenatal, orthopaedic, hepatology, renal and neurology clinics. There are fortnightly joint transitional clinics in conjunction with the paediatric team, to facilitate the transfer of young adult haemoglobinopathy patients from the paediatric to adult service.

Sara was Haematology Consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, between 2005 and 2017. She retains a full day sickle and thalassaemia outreach clinic at Queen Elizabeth Hospital on the first Wednesday of every month.

She is Deputy Clinical Chair for the Pan London Haemoglobinopathies Forum, fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists, has a First Class BSc in Molecular Medicine and MD (University of London 2009). She has worked with haemoglobinopathy patients in numerous London hospitals including Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, King’s College Hospital in Denmark Hill, St Thomas’, Guy’s, North Middlesex, St Mary’s Hospital, Hammersmith, Charing Cross and the Royal Free Hospital.

Specialist interests

  • Haemoglobinopathies including Sickle cell disease and antenatal screening
  • Thrombosis and Haemostasis
  • Laboratory Haematology

Research interests

  • Sickle cell disease
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome

Education and training

  • Qualified at Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London, in 1996
  • Haematological training in London Deanery including attachments at Hammersmith Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals  and North Middlesex Hospital.


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