Martin Drage

Consultant transplant surgeon


Mr Martin Drage spent his initial surgical training in Cambridge, working for Sir Roy Calne, who as one of the pioneers of transplantation really started a fire in his heart.

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. Following that he completed training in general surgery, kidney, liver, pancreas and small bowel transplantation at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

In 2008 Martin spent a year in Canada, at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. In Canada, he spent time training in living donor kidney and liver surgery, paediatric transplantation and all other aspects of transplantation.

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


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

Last updated: April 2022

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