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Professor Baba Inusa

Professor Baba Inusa


Consultant and associate professor of paediatric haematology

Specialises in paediatric sickle cell disease and thalassaemia management.


Professor Baba Inusa is a professor of paediatric haematology, and the founding chair of the National Haemoglobinopathy panel, England.

He is also co-treatment subcommittee chair for the Consortium on Newborn Screening in Africa (CONSA) as well as the Principal Investigator for the African Research and Innovative Initiative for sickle cell education: Improving research capacity for service improvement.

He leads other studies and multiple drug clinical trials in the UK. He has published over 100 peer review papers and edited book and book chapters as a reviewer and editorial board member of high-impact journals. He is a global mentor for scientists and clinicians in SCD with Masters and PhD students from UK, China, and Italy.


  • Sickle cell disease.
  • Thalassaemia.
  • Transfusional iron overload.
  • Paediatric stroke.

Procedures/ treatments

  • Transcranial doppler scanning.
  • Iron chelation therapy.
  • Blood transfusion.
  • New therapies.

Special/ research interests

Professor Baba Inusa has a research interest in chronic organ damage, renal impairment, stroke and iron overload.

He has published over 120 peer review papers and edited a book and book chapters and is a reviewer and editorial board member for a number of high-impact journals.

Membership of professional bodies

  • British Society of Haematology.
  • American Society of Hematology.
  • European Hematology Association.
  • UK Forum on Haemoglobin Disorders.
  • British Medical Association.
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
  • Medical Association of Nigerians in Great Britain.

Practice locations

Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Language(s)English, Hausa, Ikulu