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Dr Sara Trompeter

Consultant Haematologist & Paediatric Haematologist



Dr Sara Trompeter

Dr Sara Trompeter is a Consultant Haematologist and Paediatric Haematologist at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and Clinical Academic at University College London.
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 with extensive clinical experience in red cell disorders including sickle cell and thalassaemia as well as disorders of iron metabolism.


Conditions Treated

Sickle cell | Thalassaemia | Hereditary Spherocytosis 
G6PD Deficiency | Hereditary Elliptocytosis | Iron Deficiency | Iron Excess including Haemochromatosis | Raised Ferritin Levels | Blood Transfusion Problems

Dr Trompeter is an expert in red cell and iron disorders and blood transfusion as relates to these. Although she practices in the private sector, the majority of herclinical work is in the NHS. As lead for the red cell paediatric service and a key member of the adult red cell team at University College Hospital she is part of a team that looks sees over 100 patients with red cell disorders a week as outpatients, 60 patients a week for blood transfusions as well as looking after patients on the inpatient wards.

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Dr Trompeter has an active research profile leading the paediatric red cell research programme at UCLH and co-leading the Haem-Match consortium which aims to bring extended artificial intelligence (AI) driven, genetically matched blood to the patient bedside to reduce the complications of transfusion.


Most recently she has been successful as a recipient of major grants from the National institute in Healthcare Research and NHSBT.

Patient Feedback

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I rate this doctor extremely highly, very personable, very knowledgeable, excellent at explaining information and issues to consider, 100 percent happy with my child's care in this doctor's hands

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If you are seeing Dr Trompeter for the first time, a referral letter is preferable along with results of any investigations that have already taken place. Dr Trompeter will review the referral, to ensure that it is appropriate for her to see. Where a

face-to-face appointments is not needed, tele or video-consults can be arranged. The face-to-face appointments happen at HCA at UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre (adults) and The Portland Hospital (children <18 years)

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If you are using private medical insurance, please check with your insurer before the appointment that you have cover in place for your treatment, as you will be responsible for covering any shortfalls. 

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