Lown, Dr Robert

MBBS MD(Lown, Dr Robert (haematology)Res) MRCP FRCPath

Specialty

Haematology (treatment of blood and bone marrow disorders)

Sub-specialty

Lymphoma (cancer of cells called lymphocytes) and stem cell transplantation

Training and education

Dr Lown completed his undergraduate training at University College London Medical School in 2004. He undertook junior medical training at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Lewisham Hospital.

His specialist haematology training was at the Royal Marsden Hospital, St George’s Hospital London, and University Hospital Southampton.

He undertook a research MD in stem cell transplantation at University College London and the Anthony Nolan Research Institute.

Dr Lown is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (2007), and fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (2014).

Experience

Dr Lown joined the trust in 2014, and took his first consultant post in August 2015.

Dr Lown is the service lead for the Southampton Lymphoma Group, working closely with Professor Peter Johnson and Professor Andrew Davies in supervising inpatient and outpatient care in patients with both high-grade and low-grade lymphoma. The Group is investigating numerous novel approaches to the treatment of lymphoma through a broad range of clinical trials, and is amongst the leading recruiters to clinical trials in lymphoma in the UK.

Dr Lown is clinical lead for autologous stem cell transplantation (transplantation using the patient's own stem cells) for lymphoma, and also provides an outreach lymphoma clinic in Jersey.

He is involved in the delivery of CAR-T cellular therapy services for patients with relapsed lymphoma at Southampton. He leads on the delivery of systemic therapies for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

Key achievements

  • Awarded one of two national places on the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) haemato-oncology clinical trials trainee scheme (2014-16)
  • Press conference at American Society of Haematology (ASH) annual meeting 2014 for work on impact of ethnicity in stem cell donation

Awards and prizes

  • Winner of the American Society of Haematology Abstract Achievement Award in 2014 and 2015

Research

The Southampton Lymphoma Group are investigating many novel approaches to managing lymphoma, with a broad portfolio of clinical trials covering all phases of clinical development.
 
For information on Dr Lown’s research publications, please visit his ResearchGate page

Contact details

You can contact Dr Lown via his secretary, Helen Mahy, on 023 8120 5516.