Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Immunology and Inflammation

Medical Statistician



+44 (0)20 3313 2170r.szydlo Website




4N7Hammersmith HospitalHammersmith Campus





Having studied biology (PhD in pharmacokinetics) I then completed an MSc at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and thus became a medical statistician. It is in this role that I contribute to the substantial academic output of the department.

For a number of years the main research focus of the department has been Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia, and specifically its treatment with stem cell transplantation (SCT). I have been involved in many studies that have sought to identify prognostic factors associated with survival, disease relapse, transplant related mortality and graft versus host disease post SCT.

More recently, wider departmental interests have fostered collaborations with a number of colleagues studying the biological processes, as well as treatment options, for a variety of diseases, including Multiple Myeloma, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Dyskaratosis Congenita and Amyloidosis.

The sum of all these research studies has resulted in being an author or co-author in over 160 peer-reviewed publications in journals ranging from Nature Genetics and the Lancet, to the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Blood, to the British Journal of Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation.

I also provide teaching support in key areas of good research practice: A) Experimental study design, B.) Data collection, and C.) Appropriate statistical analysis. Using workshops and individual tuition, expert knowledge is shared not only with departmental researchers and undergraduate medical students, but also with the Europe wide haematological community as part of the remit of the Statistical Committee of the European Bone Marrow Transplant Registry, of which I am an active member.

Alongside (or in addition to) my scientific career, I have always had a strong interest in photography, and am delighted to be able to display a selection of my prints in the Department of Haematology in the Commonwealth Building at the Hammersmith Hospital. Some of these can also be viewed at



Lomax-Browne HJ, Medjeral-Thomas NR, Barbour SJ, et al., 2022, Association of Histologic Parameters with Outcome in C3 Glomerulopathy and Idiopathic Immunoglobulin-Associated Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Vol:17, ISSN:1555-9041, Pages:994-1007

Medjeral-Thomas N, Barbour S, Gisby J, et al., 2022, Histological predictors of outcome in C3 glomerulopathy and idiopathic immunoglobulin-associated membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, ISSN:1555-9041

Little C, Odho Z, Szydlo R, et al., 2022, Impact of aspirin on bleeding and blood product usage in off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery., Ejhaem, Vol:3, Pages:317-325

Ros-Soto J, Snowden JA, Szydlo R, et al., 2022, Outcomes After Donor Lymphocyte Infusion in Patients With Hematological Malignancies: Donor Characteristics Matter, Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, Vol:28, ISSN:2666-6375

Trasanidis N, Katsarou A, Ponnusamy K, et al., 2022, Systems medicine dissection of chr1q-amp reveals a novel PBX1-FOXM1 axis for targeted therapy in multiple myeloma, Blood, Vol:139, ISSN:0006-4971, Pages:1939-1953

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