Brian Colvin

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Brian Trevor Colvin (born 17 January 1946) is a British haematologist.


Colvin attended Sevenoaks School, and then Clare College, Cambridge, where he attained MA and MB BChir degrees. He completed his medical education at London Hospital Medical College.[1]


Medical and academic positions[edit]

Colvin was consultant haematologist at St Peter's Hospital and Institute of Urology 1977-86, and at Barts and the London Hospital 1977-2009. He was director of postgraduate medical and dental education at the Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, London 1996-99, and Dean of Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry 1998-2008. He has been appointed honorary professor at Queen Mary College. He was director of the company Clinical Pathology Accreditation Ltd 1998-2004, and since 2008 has been medical director (haemophilia) at Pfizer Europe.[1]

Memberships of professional bodies[edit]

His memberships include: Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) (since 1988), Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) (1989-2008), and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (since 1990).[1] He was the founder director and company secretary of the European Association for Haemophilia,[2] and first author of the European principles of haemophilia care.[3] He has served on various committees including the Medical Advisory Committee of the UK Haemophilia Society (1993-2007), and chaired the Haemostasis and Thrombosis Sub-Committee of the British Committee for Standards in Haematology (1991-94); the Steering Committee of the UK National External Quality Assurance Scheme in Blood Coagulation (1992-96 and 2005-11); the Panel of Examiners in Haematology at the RCPath (1994-99); the National Quality Assurance Advisory Panel in Haematology (1996-98); and the Ethics Committee of the RCPath (2004-08). He was president of the Council of the Pathology Section of the RSM (1996-98), and of the Barts and The London Alumnus Association (2007-11).[4]


In 2012 Colvin was awarded the Queen Mary College Medal.[1]


Colvin is the author of 59 published papers and 14 books and chapters related to haematology.[2][5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Brian Trevor Colvin". People of Today. Debrett's. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b The Penrose Enquiry, 9 March 2011
  3. ^ Colvin BT, Astermark J, Fischer K et al. (2008). European principles of haemophilia care. Haemophilia vol. 14, (2) 361-374.
  4. ^ Barts and The London Chronicle Autumn 2006 Volume 8, issue 2
  5. ^ Publications: Brian Colvin, Queen Mary College

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