Dr Paradzai Chitongo BSc (Hons) MSc FIBMS

Operational and Scientific Lead

Dr Chitongo joined King's College Haematology laboratory as a rotational BMS1 in 2005.

The following year he got promoted to the role of Deputy Head for the Haemostasis and thrombosis laboratory. He was part of the vibrant team that saw the transformation of pathology services at king's culminating in the formation of the Blood Sciences laboratory.

Paradzai took over the role of Operational and Scientific Lead for the Diagnostic Haemostasis and Thrombosis laboratory at King’s College Hospital in 2011 and is actively involved in research on venous thromboembolism, thrombophilia and the new oral direct inhibitors.

Paradzai is a key member of the King's Thrombosis Centre and was instrumental in the setting up of the King’s Anticoagulation Reference Centre.


Patel JP, Roberts LN, Chitongo PB, Patel RK, Arya R. More on normal prothrombin times in the presence of therapeutic levels of rivaroxaban – early experience from King's College Hospital. British Journal of Haematology. 2013 Sep; 162(5):717-8.

Roberts LN, Patel RK, Chitongo PB, Bonner L, Arya R. Presenting D-dimer and early symptom severity are independent predictors for post-thrombotic syndrome following a first deep vein thrombosis. British Journal of Haematology. 2013 Mar; 160(6):817-24.

Roberts LN, Patel RK, Chitongo P, Bonner L, Arya R. African-Caribbean ethnicity is associated with a hypercoagulable state as measured by thrombin generation. Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis 2013; 24:40-9.

Mduluza T, Gori E, Chitongo P, Midzi N, Ruwona T, Soko W, Mlambo G, Mutambu SL and Kumar N. Analysis of TNF-α and IL-10 gene polymorphisms in Zimbabwean children exposed to malaria. African Journal of Biotechnology 2013; (12): 10: 1034 -1039.

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Last updated: 23/09/2014