Martin Drage

Consultant transplant surgeon


Martin Drage spent his initial surgical training in Cambridge, working for Sir Roy Calne, who is one of the pioneers of transplantation.

He then developed an interest in the biology of transplantation and spent 4 years working on the immune system, tolerance and T cell biology in the laboratory of Anne Cooke in Cambridge.

Education and training

  • Training in general surgery, kidney, liver, pancreas and small bowel transplantation at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge
  • training in living donor kidney and liver surgery, paediatric transplantation and all other aspects of transplantation at the University of Western Ontario

Research interests

  • Manipulation of the immune system to improve transplant outcomes. Currently exploring manipulation of the innate immune system to reduce ischaemic-reperfusion injury of transplanted organs
  • Expanding the organ donor pool


  • University of Western Ontario Travelling Fellowship ($1500) - 2009
  • British Transplantation Society Travelling Fellowship (£2500) - 2007
  • Raymond and Beverley Sackler Fellowship (£2000) - 2001
  • Raymond and Beverley Sackler Fellowship (£2000) - 2000
  • Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship (£152,000) - 1999

Last updated: February 2023

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