Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Mario Abinun

Associate Lecturer

Background

Current posts since retirement from the NHS in 2017:

Emeritus Consultant in Paediatric Immunology, GNCH, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT

Associate (Honorary) Lecturer, Primary Immunodeficiency Group, ICM, Newcastle University

Background:

MD (1976), Medical School, Sarajevo University. Board exam in Paediatrics (1983); MSc (1988); DSc(PhD) (1996); Medical School, Belgrade University. British Council/WHO Visiting Fellowship in Paediatric Immunology (1986); Great Ormond Street Hospital, Institute of Child Health, London. Consultant in Paediatric Immunology (1987); Head, Department of Clinical Paediatric Immunology, Mother and Child Health Institute, Belgrade (1989-92); Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, Medical School, Belgrade University (1991-92). Together with D Lilic (www.ncl.ac.uk/icm/people/profile/desalilic), leading the team performing the 1st T cell depleted  haematopoietic  stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) in Yugoslavia (1990).

Invited to join AJ Cant (www.ncl.ac.uk/icm/people/profile/ajcant) in Newcastle (1992) in the national Supra-regional HSCT Unit for SCID/primary immunodeficiency (PID). FRCPCH (1997); FRCP (2004). I had a pivotal role in building and developing the team/Unit to become one of the leading in Europe. As a national/international lead I developed HSCT for severe autoimmune, rheumatological deiseaes in children.

Clinical research: underlying causes and treatments of rare PIDs and autoimmune / autoinflammatory disorders in children, integrated within the NHS centre of excellence and part of national and international collaborative network (European Socitey for Immunodeficiency/ESID, European Group for Bone Marrow Transplantation/EBMT, European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases/ESPID, Pediatric Rheumatology European Society/PRES).

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Research

Research Interests and areas of expertise

Primary Immunodeficiencies (PID)
Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT)
Paediatric Rheumatology/Autoimmune/Autoinflammatory Disorders

Research Roles

Collaborator in multi-centre, national and international projects; planning, supervising and data evaluation; writing papers.

Postgraduate Supervision

Clinical research, MD/PhD theses



Teaching

Postgraduate Teaching

Paediatric immunology and rheumatology (RCPCH; RCP; RCPath).

Publications