Steve Sacks

Professor of nephrology (kidney)


Steve Sacks is the:

  • director of the Medical Research Council Centre for Transplantation
  • head of department of nephrology and transplantation at King's College London
  • lead of the Biomedical Research Centre transplantation theme at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

He is a kidney physician. He was the medical tutor at the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford. Since 1995 he has been a professor at King's College London.

He was Chairman of the Guy's Research Ethics Committee for over 10 years.

He is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and senior investigator for the National Institute for Health Research.

He is a member of the population and systems medicine board and the translational research group for the Medical Research Council. 

He sits on the scientific strategy committee of the Arthritis Research Campaign.

Education and training

  • PhD from the laboratory of molecular biology, University of Cambridge

Research interests

  • Biology of inflammation and the complement system in kidney disease
  • The regulation of the adaptive immune response by the innate immune system
  • Translation to biomarker analysis, diagnostic tools and new treatment
  • Laboratory focuses on transplantation, immune kidney disease and antimicrobial defence

Last updated: October 2022

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