Dr. Geetha Menon

Clinical Director, Cheshire & Merseyside HODS

Dr Geetha Menon completed pathology training from the prestigious Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. She moved to England and undertook further training at the Hammersmith and Royal Marsden Hospitals, London, UK. Following this, she acquired specialist haematopathology training, at the University of Oxford with a visiting fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA.

After a consultant appointment at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, she joined Liverpool Clinical Laboratories in 2013. She currently leads the Haemato-oncology Diagnostic Service (HODS ) for the Cheshire & Merseyside Cancer Network. She has been instrumental in creating this integrated service, which utilises immunophenotyping, morphology and molecular genetics including next generation sequencing (NGS) to derive a single diagnosis. With over 20 years of experience in haemato-oncology diagnosis, she is an expert in analysing complex haematopathology cases.

Outside of this region, she has received cases for expert opinion from India, the Czech Republic, Egypt and Pakistan. She also carries out allied research with generation of publications. She is currently a member of the NCRI low grade lymphoma subgroup. She further intends to progress fellowships in haematopathology including collaborative research. She enjoys literature and has written a collection of 350 poems, many published in national newspapers in India.