Curriculum Vitae


Personal Details

Name: Dr. Silvia Chernigoy
Consultant Haematologist

GMC Registration in UK :
Full Registration No. 604178
Medical Defense Union
: MPS. Medical Protection Society No. 351646
RCPath CPD –
5 yr cycle completed in 2008, and updated to 2012
Dual nationality
: Italian and Argentinean

URL page:
Email: [email protected]

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • British Society for Haematology – BJH Journal
  • Royal College of Pathologists-CPD scheme
  • Sociedad Española de Hematologia y Hemoterapia (SEHH)
  • Sociedad Argentina de Hematologia
  • Colegio de Medicos de 2nda Circ.Pcia Santa Fe. Rosario Argentina – Mat 8647
  • Associacion Medica de Rosario – Argentina
  • Circulo Medico de Rosario – Argentina

Qualifications and Education

27/08/87 Specialist in Haematolgy. Registred Colegio de Medicos de la Provincia de Santa Fe Rosario – Argentina
21/03/83 Medical Doctor Faculty of Medical Sciences, Universidad Nacional Rosario, Argentina

Specialist in Haematology Certificate was revalidated by the Argentinean Society of Haematology, Buenos Aires, in 2000 and by the National Academy of Medicine, Buenos Aires, 2001 and further registered in the Cool-legi Oficial de Metges e Barcelona, Spain- 26 February 2002

Summary of my Experience in Haematology

  • Consultant Haematologist with broad clinical, laboratory and academic experience

  • Working independently. I enjoy being part of a team for either the diagnosis and treatment of patients with haematological disorders:

  • Extensive experience in the fields of: Autoimmune haematological disorders, acute and chronic leukaemias, lymphoma and myeloma, thrombosis/anticoagulation, acquired haemostatic disorders.

  • Autologous, PBSC Transplant and allogenic BMT (4 years working in CETRAMOR, Argentina and training experience in USA and Italy in 1990s)

  • I have experience in Blood Transfusion, Haemoglobinopathies and Haemophilias

  • Management experience in NPSA – CPA – MHRA – Peer Review – Audit

  • Experience on Trials: Myeloma IX, Myeloma XI, CML, NHL, CLL. AML16

  • Professional interest: Clinical Haematology

Employment History in UK

Consultant haematologist – Substantive posts

1) East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, based at Royal Blackburn Hospital 28/06/2010 – 30/11/12

2) Wrightington, Wigan, Leigh, Foundation NHS Trust, 07/05/07 – 29/01/10

3) East Lancashire NHS Trust based at Burnley General Hospital- 01/02/05 – 31/04/07

My duties involved 4 outpatient clinic per week, care for inpatients with haematology disorders, new referrals from GPs and new referrals from the Wards, morphology of Blood films and bone Marrow. On call duties have been usually 1:2 by phone advice.?Regular and active participation at the weekly Haematology MDT meeting for Cancer Network. Regular attendancy to the Grand Round and Audit Meetings. Lead of Audit works, NEQAS morphology. Teaching sessions for Junior Doctors. I enjoy doing a ward round and having clinical discussion with Junior Doctors on a regular base.

Consultant Haematologist – Locum Posts

01/02/2010 to 25/05/2010 Aintree University Hospitals and Southport District General hospital

01/12/07 to 31/03/09 Southport General Hospital,(once a week)?

29/03/04 –20/12/04 Huddersfield Royal Infirmary?

14/11/03 – 25/03/04 University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust?

30/06/03 –10/08/03 Christie Hospital, Manchester

20/06/03–29/06/03 Lincoln County Hospital?

19/01/03–08/06/03 The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust?

07/10/02–25/10/02 Kings Mill Hospital, Nottingham

27/10/02–20/12/02 Newham General Hospital, London?

31/07/02–13/09/02 Monkland District General Hospital, Scotland

15/05/02 – 5/06/02 Visiting Fellow at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London

Employment History in Argentina

01/04/91- 30/03/04 Head of the Haematology Department – Part Time
Hospital Centenario (Main General/University Hospital 500 beds it provides level 2 and 3 services)

01/04/91- 30/03/04 Professor – Part Time
Faculty of Medical Sciences Universidad National Rosario

1996-2002 Consultant in Haematology – Private Practice
Los Arroyos Sanatorio. Rosario, Argentina (Level 2 Haematology Service)

1992-1996 Bone Marrow Transplant Centre Sanatorio Britanico. Paraguay 40,
Rosario (PBSC 12 Auto, 3 Allo / year)

1988–1994 Health Care National Institute for Retired People PAMI. Rosario – Level1


Specialist in Heamatology ( shared posts) 1984-1987

1) Hospital Centenario – Rosario – Medical and Theraputic Services

Responsibiliites Included:

  • Provision of medical care to Adults with haematological disorders ( both out and In-patients)

  • Collection and reporting of Bone Marrow samples.

  • Twice weekly sessions in Anticoagulant Clinic.

  • Attending the Grand Ward Round and Journal Club in Haematology

  • On call rota with Junior doctors on Haematology and general Wards

  • Reporting daily blood films, performing coagulation tests

2) Private Institute of Haematology. Rosario

Under the supervision of the Paediatrician Consultant Haematologist (Dr Matus de Ridley) the programme provided good opportunites for training and responsibilities including:

  • providing medical care in Paediatric Onco-Haematology,

  • Diagnosis and treatment of leukaemia and lymphoma using the GATLA ’s protocols

  • Lumbar punctures for diagnosis and intrathecal chemotherapy

  • Bone marrow examinations in children.

  • Daily Ward rounds

  • Journal Club

  • Weekly MDT meetings.

  • Founding member of FAHOP “Foundation Ayuda Hemato Oncologia Pediatrica

  • Reporting blood films and bone marrow samples.

  • Performance of haemoglobin, electrophoresis, osmotic fragility, iron tests, manual Coagulation tests, fibrinogen level, inhibitor levels and other factor levels supervised by the Biochemist.

Fellow In General Medicine 1983–1984

Responsibiliites Included:

  • Under the supervision of a clinical instructor the provision of medical care to Adults (both in and out patients)

  • Attending the weekly grand ward round and journal club

  • Providing cover for the on call rota in Obstetrics, the general and emergency wards with duties commensurate with a Junior Doctor in Training.

General Medical Training ( Internship) 1982 -1983

Centenary Provincial Hospital, Rosario

Eva Peron Hospital, Granadero,Baigorria

Three monthly rotation with duities in: A&E, Obstetrics and Gynaecology ,

Paediatrics, and Outpatient Clinics.

Continuing Professional Developing

  • Registered with the RCPath for the CPD scheme

Keeping up to date with Professional literature: The British Journal of Haematology, BMJ, Hematologica Journal (EHA), Blood. (ASH) Educational Book and Pub-Med on line.

Blood Transfusion

  • Participation in the weekly Regional Cancer Network MDT Meeting since March 2006

  • Regular attendance of the:UK Northwest Regional, National and International meetings (details of the professional events attended see below) RCPath- CPD portfolio available on request)

Some of the Activities for my Continue Professional Development:

Research & Development East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust 11/7/2012

  • North West Cancer Scoring Meeting DF- Haydock – 2/7/2012

  • SSC_ISTH 2012_Liverpool –Thrombosis and Haemostasia Congress 26-30 /6/2012

  • NWHA Educational Symposium- Haydock Warrington 31/5/2012

  • Advances in Myeloproliferative Disorders and Acute Leukaemia – Manchester 2/2/2012

  • Tri-Network Prioritisation of Cancer Medicines – Haydock 2010/11 –

  • Cancer Network Haematology TSSG Clinical Leads Workshop – London – November 2009

  • Workplace based assessment – W Deanery – Bolton October 2009

  • Training for Trainers 4th Sept 09

  • ISTH – Boston – 11- 16 July 2009

  • Revlimid – Nice update. Warrington June 2009

  • R-Evolution in CLL. London 2009

  • Masterclass for Haematology. BMA . London 2009

  • LyFE Program 2-days Lymphoma Course. Barcelona October 2006

  • European Haematology Association Congress. June 2004, 2006 – 2008 – 2010

  • BSH Scientific Meeting in 2003, 2004 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 –2009 – 2011

  • North West Haematology Meetings and the Scientific Meetings at Christie Hospital 2003- 2006

  • Job Planning and Appraisal Training Sessions for Consultants. Audit Training Sessions 2006

  • Parasitology for Haematologist , School for Tropical Medicine, Liverpool. 2006

  • 3 days Management Course for Pathologists, Association of Clinical Pathologists (ACP). 2004

  • 2 days Course: “Leadership skills for a modern NHS” Medical perspectives 2004

  • Clinical and Laboratory Aspects of Leukaemia and Lymphoma. London, 2002

  • MRC – Annual Review of Leukaemia Adult Meeting. Royal College of Physicians. London 2002

Bone Marrow Transplant in Genoa- Italy – CML (A Carella) April 1992 (30 days)

  • Bone Marrow Transplant in Arkansas- Myeloma ( Dr. Barlogie – Jagannath) April 1994

  • Bone Marrow Transplant in New York- Myeloma ( Dr Jagannath) June 1998

  • Bone Marrow Transplant in Wisconsin – Children with AA. (Dr Camitta) July 1998

Teaching and Training Experience

  • Teaching Sessions of Haematology for Junior Doctors/ SpR and Grand Rounds

  • Training Sp. Nurses in the procedure of collection sample of Bone Marrow Biopsy

  • Mentoring for non medical prescribing course for Pharmacist and Specialist Nurse

  • Participation in the PBS program for Medical Students

  • Academic Secretary of the Deanery at the Facultad Ciencias Medicas, Universidad Nacional Rosario- Argentina from 1998 – 2001.

  • Professor in Haematology at the Facultad Ciencias Medicas- Universidad Nacional Rosario-(UNR) Argentina 1991 to 2002 :

  • The organization, planning, and development of programs for the teaching and examination of medical students and supervision of Junior Doctors .N Rosario

  • 10 years as titular Member of the Panel for Final Examinations for Haematology at the Medical College in Rosario.

  • Active participation in the process of the “New Curriculum” for Medicine from 1998 to 2002

  • Tutor of medical students in the Faculty of Medical Sciences (1982 -1990) and tat he Faculty of Biochemistry Sciences (1986 – 1987) in the UNR

Management Experience

  • Development rearrangements for Blood Transfusion Procedures and Chermotherapy

  • Head of Haematology Department at Wigan – CPA – MHRA

  • Lead Clinical for Haematology Malignancies at Wigan – Peer Review

  • Member of the Haemat-Oncology CSG Northwest Cancer Network.

  • Member of the Steering Group for Haemat-Oncology at RAEI Wigan.

  • Regular attendance to the Division of Medicine Meeting at RAEI -Wigan

  • Involvement in the development of: Local guidelines, policies and procedures for transfusion, coagulation factors replacement treatment, anticoagulation and onco=haematology

  • Active participation in the recruitment of staff for the Haematology Service at RAEI wigan

  • Interviewer panel for the SPOT post and Medical Secretarial post at Burnley

  • Head of the Haematology Department at the Centenary Provincial Hospital. Rosario 1991 – 2001

  • Founder and Consultant Member of the Bone Marrow Transplant Centre at Sanatorio Britanico Rosario 1993-1996.

Audit Experience

  • Thrombophilia Testing over 1 year period 2011- East Lancashire NHS Trust

  • Bone Marrow Examination over 1 year period 2011 – East Lancashire Trust

  • MGUS – monitoring in PCT- 2009

  • HIT over 1 year period in Wigan 2009

  • Use of Octaplex for reversal of warfarin – 2009

  • Haematology Inpatients at RAEI. Wigan – (2 cycles) 2008 and 2009

  • FBC and Thrombophilia Request Forms ( 2 cycles) 2008 and 2009

  • Appropriate use of EPO 2008

  • Use of Prothrombin Complex Concentrate for reversing warfarin. Burnley General Hospital 2005

  • First assessment in Haematology for new referrals

  • The appropriate use of darbepoetin. Burnley General Hospital. 2005

  • Radiological Follow up in Lymphoma. Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. 2004

  • Immune Haemolytic Anaemia. Rochdale Royal Infirmary, 2003

  • Regular attendance and participation in the Audit Meetings during all my posts.

Publications & Research

  • GCP -Good Clinical Practice Refresher 27/10/2012 – Preston

  • GCP Training Courses, November 2006 (Preston) and September 2009 (Wirral)

  • Participation in reporting patients for Trials: CML, LG-NHL, Myeloma IX

  • Autoimmune hemolytic anaemia in patients with B- Lymphoproliferative syndrome under treatment with nucleotides analogous”. (Director) Resolution CD:2513/2001, project in progress:

  • Blood viscosity and Vascular diseases”. (co- researcher ) Resolution CD 2515 /2001

  • Standardization of normal values in blood and bone marrow in a murine line IIM/FM

  • (co-researcher) Resolution CD 2514 / 2001

  • Refereed Journal Papers Co-author: Racca A, “Assessment the autoimmune hemolytic anaemia treatment outcomes by erythrophagocytosis”. Sangre 1998;vol. 43 nº1:100-101

  • Co-author: Racca A, “Erythrophagocytosis, functional parameter in autoimmune hemolytic anaemia”. Sangre 1995; 6: 522

  • Book Chapters:

  • Chapter Nº1 Anaemia. Dr. Battagliotti C. Selected Topics in Clinical Therapeutic (“Temas seleccionados en terapéutica clínica”) 1996,Vol.3 section 2,. UNR Editora

  • Chapter Nº2 Anticoagulant therapies. Dr. Battagliotti C. Selected Topics in Clinical Therapeutic (“Temas seleccionados en terapeutica clínica”) 1996, Vol.3 section 2,. UNR. Ed.

Languages: Fluent in English, Spanish and Italian

Details for References upon request at [email protected]