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Callaghan, Chris - lead clinician for pancreatic transplantation


Consultant profiles

Chris Callaghan, lead clinician for pancreatic transplantation


Secretary: Glenise De Oliveira
Secretary tel: 020 7188 1543

Area of expertise: transplantation and vascular access

  • Biography

    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
  • Specialist interests

    • Renal and pancreatic transplant surgery
    • Vascular access surgery
  • 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