Areas of expertise
Dr Cummins is an expert in non-malignant clinical and laboratory haematology and conducts research into blood transfusion safety and blood component use.
Honorary senior lecturer, UCLH Medical School, London. Clinical tutor, Harefield Hospital until March 2002. Research work undertaken in the 1980s into the pathogenesis of Lassa fever.
Key published papers
Offman J, Opelz G, Doehler B, Cumins D, Halil O, Banner N.R, Burke M.M, Sullivan D, Macpherson P & Karran P. Defective DNA mismatch repair in acute myeloid leukemia/myelodysplastic syndrome after organ transplantation. Blood, 1 August 2004, Vol. 104. No 3, pp822-828.
Cummins D, Sharp S, Vartanian M, Dawson D, Amin S & Halil O. The BCSH guideline on addressograph labels: experience at a cardiothoracic centre and findings of a telephone survey. Transfusion Medicine 2000;10:117-120
Cummins D, Contreras M, Amin S, Halil O, Downham B & Yacoub MH. Red cell alloantibody development associated with heart and lung transplantation. Transplantation 1995;59:1432-1435
Cummins D, McCormick JB, Bennett D, Samba JA, Machin SJ & Fisher-Hoch SP. Acute sensorineural deafness in Lassa fever. Journal of the American Medical Association 1990;264:2093-2096.
Cummins D, Fisher-Hoch SP, Walshe KJ, Mackie IJ, McCormick JB, Bennett D, Perez G, Farrar B & Machin SJ. A plasma inhibitor of platelet aggregation in patients with Lassa fever. British Journal of Haematology 1989;72:543-
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