Drew Provan is Emeritus Reader in Autoimmune Haematology at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in London, UK. He studied molecular genetics at Leicester University, UK before completing his medical degree. After junior medical posts in the UK, Dr Provan undertook research at The Dana–Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, USA on an American Travelling Fellowship awarded by the UK’s Medical Research Council.
Dr Provan’s research interests include immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), neutropenia and haemolytic anaemia. He established the UK Adult ITP Registry, a clinical and laboratory database of patients with ITP for symptom recording, genetic analysis and remote monitoring, with the hope of establishing the underlying mechanisms leading to autoantibody production and identifying treatment response genes and surrogate markers.
Along with international colleagues, Dr Provan has recently published the Revised International Consensus Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of ITP in children and adults in Blood Advances. He has written numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and has authored several medical books including Molecular Hematology, Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology, Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, and ABC of Clinical Haematology.