Meet the Team

The Trust’s department of Clinical Haematology comprises:
  • Consultant Haematologists (Medical and Clinical Scientists)
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Transplant Specialist Nurse
  • Specialty Doctors
  • Registrars in Specialist Training
  • Specialised Haematology/ Oncology Pharmacist
  • Junior Doctors
  • Quality Manager
  • Ward Manager
  • Day Unit Manager
  • Nursing Sisters
  • Haematology-trained Nurses
  • Administrative and support team

Meet our team...

Click on the names below to learn more about the Haematology team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Mark Grey

    Role: Consultant and Head of Department

    Qualifications: MD, FRCP(UK), FRCPath

    Area of special interest: myeloma, amyloidosis, lymphoproliferative disorders, general haematology

    Training: Qualified 1989 Manchester medical school, MRCP 1992, Leukaemia Research Fellow Manchester Royal Infirmary 1992 - 1994, MD Manchester University 2000, Manchester haematology training scheme FRCPath 2000

    About: Mark has been a consultant in Blackpool since January 2014, having previously worked as a consultant in Bolton for over 10 years. His move to Blackpool was prompted by the need for a change and the interest of working in a tertiary centre allowing more specialised work including involvement with autologous stem cell transplantation and registrar training as well as the fact that Lancashire and the Fylde coast is a very attractive place where he grew up.

    The service has an excellent research centre which has allowed him to get involved with national and commercial trials not possible during his time in Bolton. His main subspecialist interest is myeloma, amyloidosis and other lymphoproliferative disorders in general but he also enjoys general haematology and blood film and bone marrow morphology.

Dr Mac Macheta - Consultant Haematologist at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Mac Macheta

    Role: Consultant Haematologist

    Interests: treatment of lymphoma, multiple myeloma and lymphoproliferative diseases

    About: Mac graduated from Edinburgh University in 1987 and trained in Haematology in Leeds and Manchester. He has been a Consultant Haematologist in Blackpool since 2001, during which time he has been Chair of the Network Site-specific Group (NSSG), Chair of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Haematology Multidisciplinary Team Meetings (MDTs) and Programme Director for Stem Cell transplantation. His main interests are treatment of lymphoma, multiple myeloma and lymphoproliferative diseases.

Dr Paul Cahalin - Consultant at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Paul Cahlalin

    Role: Consultant

    Qualifications: MA, MBBS, MRCP, FRCPath

    Interests: treatment of myeloid disorders including acute leukaemia, myelodysplasia and chronic myeloid leukaemia

    About: Paul graduated from Downing College Cambridge in 1993, before completing his clinical training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London in 1996. He undertook his general medical training in the South West of England, before moving to Manchester to complete his specialist haematology training at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and the Christie Hospital.

    Paul’s particular interests are in the treatment of myeloid disorders including acute leukaemia, myelodysplasia and chronic myeloid leukaemia. He is part of the myeloid team at Blackpool Teaching Trust.

    He has been heavily involved in the recruitment of patients to national clinical trials in acute leukaemia for over 10 years. He is a member of the NCRI AML Working Party, a national committee that run clinical trials in the treatment of acute leukaemia throughout the UK.

    Paul is originally from London but has lived in the North West for many years. Most of his spare time is spent with his wife, two children and dog. His main interests include cycling, walking, open water swimming and country pubs.

Dr Seye Kolade - Consultant at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Seye Kolade

    Role: Consultant

    Qualifications: BSc hons. Biochem, MBChB,  MRCP, FRCPath

    Interests: myeloid disorders & anticoagulation

    About: Seye undertook his speciality haematology training on the London South West rotation. He was appointed as a consultant haematologist in Blackpool in 2014

    Seye’s interests are myeloid disorders & anticoagulation. He treats patients with acute leukaemia & myelodysplastic syndromes, and has a particular interest in myelofibrosis.

Dr Raisa Guerrero Camacho

    Role: Consultant

    Interests/Sub speciality: Leading specialist in Chronic lymphocytic leukaemias. Management of Chronic Lymphocytic leukaemia (C-CLL); Hairy Cell Leukaemia (HCL); T-cell large granular lymphocyte (LGL) leukaemia; T-cell-prolymphocytic leukaemia (T-PLL); Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin Lymphomas; Multiple Myeloma and Cell therapy in Lymphoproliferative disease.

    About: Raisa graduated first in her class, with honours, from the Oriente University in Venezuela in 2005. She went on to earn a place at La Paz University Hospital, a level 4 Hospital, in Madrid Spain, where she continued specialised training as a Haematologist Consultant, completing this training in 2012.

    While there she was actively involved with complex haemato-oncology conditions, stem cell therapy, blood bank, laboratory, coagulopathies and research.  She moved to the UK in 2015 and worked in hospitals at different levels, gaining experience at different approaches. She started at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in 2017 where she sub- specialised in lymphoproliferative disease. She leads the management of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia, doing leading research, and running clinical and commercial trials in the UK.

Dr Bosko Andjelic - Consultant at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Bosko Andjelic

    Role: Consultant

    About: Bosko graduated from the University of Belgrade in 2001. He trained in internal medicine followed by haematology training at University Clinical Centre of Serbia, which he completed in 2011.

    From 2011 to 2017, he worked full time as a Haematologist at Clinic for Haematology University Clinical Centre of Serbia, the leading haematology service in National Health System of Serbia, EHCI middle ranked European National Health System.

    He completed a Master studies in Haematology in 2010, acquiring academic title Master of Science. PhD thesis defended in 2014, acquiring academic title PhD.

    He was awarded by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in 2010. He was awarded Certificate in Recognition for Academic Excellence at Salzburg Weill Cornell Seminar on Haematologic Oncology in 2015.

    Bosko has published more than 30 papers in JCR listed medical journals with cumulative author impact factor above 70. His Scopus H-index is above 10. His areas of interest are lymphoproliferative disorders and disorders of haemostasis.

    Bosko moved to the UK in 2018 when he started at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. He has been working as a consultant at Preston since July 2019.

Sharran Grey - Consultant Clinical Scientist at Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
Dr Sharran Grey OBE

    Role: Consultant Clinical Scientist

    Qualifications: DClinSci FRCPath

    About: Dr Sharran Grey joined the consultant team at Lancashire Haematology Centre in December 2019. Her specialist responsibilities are laboratory director/consultant lead for the haematology and transfusion laboratories, and consultant lead for Clinical Transfusion across Blackpool and Preston. She contributes to direct patient care providing a haematology diagnostic clinic and contributes to a joint obstetric haematology clinic.

    She has trained and worked in the North West since 1986. She has a strong focus on research and development. Her doctoral research was ‘Accelerated Blood Transfusion for Selected Patients’ for which she won an NHS England Chief Scientific Officer’s Award in 2017. She also developed and implemented a CE marked red cell dosage web app with a team of colleagues at her previous organisation.

    She was appointed as a Working Expert for Transfusion-Associated Circulatory Overload for Serious Hazards of Transfusion in 2015. She has a special interest in pulmonary complications of transfusion and contributes to the advancement of this area at an international level.

    She is also an associate lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. Sharran has a number of publications and is a regular contributor at regional and national transfusion forums.

    She was awarded an OBE in the 2021 New Year Honours for Services to Blood Transfusion and Patient Care.

Mylene Freires - Nurse Consultant at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Mylene Freires

    Role: Nurse Consultant

    Qualifications: BSc in Nursing, MSc in Advanced Practice

    About: Mylene completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in Silliman University, Philippines.

    She has 3 Master’s Degrees and awarded Distinction in all three:

    • Advanced Practice in Cancer Nursing, King’s College London, UK
    • Healthcare Operational Management, Warwick University, UK
    • International Management, BI Business School, Oslo, Norway

    Mylene has previously worked at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Trust, St. Georges NHS Teaching Hospital and Epsom General Hospital. She has experience working internationally at the National Centre for Cancer Care and Research in Doha, Qatar as part of the Cancer Transformation Programme initiated by Sheika Moza bint Nasser.

    She moved to Blackpool in 2017 to enhance her work life balance. Mylene has worked in haematology for over 20 years because she enjoys the challenges and the variety of disease conditions that she comes across daily.