Kharbanda, Dr Mira

MBBCh, MRCPKharbanda, Dr Mira (Genetics) photo

Specialty

Clinical genetics

Training and education

  • MBBCh - Cardiff University, 2008
  • MRCP - London, 2012
  • Postgraduate training at a number of hospitals in south Wales
  • Specialist clinical genetics training in Glasgow

Experience

Dr Kharbanda is a clinical genetics consultant who joined the Trust in August 2016. She provides outpatient clinics across the Wessex area for both general genetics patients and cancer patients receiving genetics-based treatment.

She also works as part of multidisciplinary teams to give specialist advice to doctors with different specialties and is involved in recruiting patients to take part in research studies - a recent example of this is the 100,000 Genomes Project.

Key achievements

  • Published several articles covering various aspects of clinical genetics
  • Was involved in establishing a multidisciplinary team for renal (kidney) genetics in the west of Scotland

Research

Dr Kharbanda has a particular interest in renal genetics and leads a local multidisciplinary team meeting four times a year.

  • Kharbanda M, Pilz DT, Tomkins S, Chandler K, Saggar A, Fryer A, McKay V, Louro P, Smith JC, Burn J, et al. Clinical features associated with CTNNB1 de novo loss of function mutations in ten individuals. Eur J Med Genet. 2016 Nov 30.
  • Kharbanda M, Kannike K, Lampe A, Berg J, Timmusk T, Sepp M. Partial deletion of TCF4 in three generation family with non-syndromic intellectual disability, without features of Pitt-Hopkins syndrome. Eur J Med Genet. 2016 Jun;59(6-7):310-4 
  • Kharbanda M, Tolmie J, Joss S. How to use… microarray comparative genomic hybridisation to investigate developmental disorders. Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2015 Feb;100(1):24-9.

Contact

You can contact Dr Kharbanda via her secretary April Brooke by calling 02381 203482 or emailing april.brooke@uhs.nhs.uk.