Hilton, Rachel - consultant nephrologist


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Rachel HiltonContacts

Secretary: Sarah Huthwaite
Secretary tel: 020 7188 5708

Area of expertise: kidney

  • Biography

    Rachel Hilton has been a consultant nephrologist at Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust since 1999 and has held an honorary appointment in the School of Medicine at King’s College London since 2006.

    She is currently clinical lead for nephrology, research and development lead for the abdominal medicine and surgery directorate and medical lead in transplantation.

    Rachel is a member of the British Transplantation Clinical Ethics Committee and Chair of the British Transplantation Society Clinical Trials Committee. She represents South London on the Kidney Advisory Group of NHS Blood and Transplant.

    Rachel trained in nephrology at St Mary’s Hospital Paddington and Hammersmith Hospital and was a senior registrar in the renal unit at Guy’s Hospital between 1997 and 1999. The research for her doctorate in immunology was conducted at Imperial College under the supervision of Professor Robert Lechler.

  • Education and training 

    • University of Oxford BA 1985 (physiological sciences)
    • University of Oxford BM BCh 1988
    • University of London PhD (immunology) 1999.
  • Specialist interests

    • kidney transplantation
    • living kidney donation
    • viral infection after transplantation
    • kidney disease in patients with human immunodeficiency virus
    • clinical ethics.
  • Research interests

    Rachel is active in clinical research within her field of interest, which includes kidney transplantation, living kidney donation, viral infection in transplant recipients, kidney disease in patients with HIV and ethical concerns related to transplantation.