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Consultants and senior staff


MICROBIOLOGY – CONSULTANTS AND SENIOR STAFF 

ST GEORGE’S UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

  • Dr T Planche, Clinical Director for SWLP and Consultant Microbiologist, 0208 725 2683
  • Dr A Breathnach, Consultant Microbiologist 0208 725 5735
  • Dr M Laundy, Consultant Microbiologist, 0208 725 5678
  • Dr M Cotter, Consultant Microbiologist, 0208 725 2733
  • Dr A Houston, Consultant in Infection, 0208 725 5673
  • Dr D Carrington, Consultant Virologist, 0208 725 5686
  • Dr C Pope, Consultant Clinical Scientist (Microbiology & Virology)   0208 725 5734
  • Dr P Riley, Consultant (Microbiology & Virology)  0208 725 5707
  • Carmel Prendergast, Acting Discipline Manager, 0208 725 5175
  • Joko Alli-Balogun, Quality Manager and Health and Safety Adviser, 0208 725 5176

KINGSTON HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

  • Dr S Furrows, Consultant Microbiologist, 0208 934 2037
  • Dr S Patel, Consultant Microbiologist, 0208 934 2036
  • Dr G Pichierra, Consultant Microbiologist, 0208 934 2039
  • Dr E Demertzi, Consultant Microbiologist, 0208 934 3070

CROYDON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

  • Dr M Sahathevan, Consultant Microbiologist, 020 8401 3383
  • Dr M Twagira, Consultant Microbiologist, 020 8401 3383
  • Dr J Dave, Consultant Microbiologist (Honorary)

Latest news

January 15, 2021

New research shows that previous Covid-19 infection offers up to 94% protection from reinfection

A study carried out by Microbiologists at St George’s Hospital, using test data from South West London Pathology (SWLP) laboratories, shows that patients with laboratory evidence of Covid-19 in the first wave of the pandemic were 94% protected against reinfection in the second wave.

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December 1, 2020

South West London Pathology launches new website

The new website offers a clear and simple navigation, a detailed test database with an easy-to-use search function and a consumables section which is linked to the test database, making it easy for users to find the type of container (test tubes, urine pots etc) that they need for specific tests.

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November 13, 2020

Pathology service update: processing of allergy samples

Due to staffing pressures at the Immunology laboratory at St George’s Hospital, it is anticipated that allergy blood tests will be processed with an extended turnaround time of up to three weeks. This is expected to last through November and December.

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November 12, 2020

SWLP to introduce Enhanced Liver Fibrosis (ELF™) Test

At the beginning of 2021, South West London Pathology (SWLP) will be introducing the Enhanced Liver Fibrosis (ELF™) Test from Siemens to our repertoire. The test can initially be requested by GPs in the borough of Wandsworth.

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