Chris Callaghan

Chris Callaghan, lead clinician for pancreatic transplantation

Lead clinician for pancreatic transplantation


Before moving to the UK, Mr Chris Callaghan received his undergraduate medical education at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He was awarded a PhD in transplant immunology from the University of Cambridge, and then trained in multi-organ abdominal transplant surgery and vascular access surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

Chris was appointed as a consultant to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in 2011.


  • 2002-2005: Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship
  • 2002-2005: Raymond and Beverly Sackler Scholarship
  • 2005: Medawar Medal, British Transplantation Society
  • 2008-2010: Academy of Medical Sciences / Wellcome Trust Starter Grant

Research interests

  • Mechanisms of antibody-mediated rejection and B cell tolerance
  • The use of autogenous veins in vascular access surgery
  • Increasing the use of donation after circulatory death organs
  • Improving the utilisation of donated organs

Last updated: April 2022

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