I studied medicine at Cambridge and St Thomas’s Hospital and after qualifying trained as a surgeon in London and Cambridge before undertaking a period of research at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Sir Roy Calne.
In 1988 I was appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Surgery at Indiana University Medical Center, USA, where I was responsible for initiating a programme of liver transplantation. I returned to the UK in 1989 to take up the post of University Lecturer (honorary consultant) in the University Department of Surgery at Cambridge. I was the Clinical Director of the Cambridge Transplant Unit and also a Fellow and Director of Studies in Medicine at Magdalene College, Cambridge. I was appointed to my current post in 1999.
Professor of Transplantation
- Consultant Transplant and HPB Surgeon
- Director Oxford Transplant Centre
My experimental interest is in the application of isolated perfusion of the liver to a number of therapeutic areas. In particular, perfusion of the liver with oxygenated blood at normal body temperature can allow recovery from damage, extended preservation for transplantation and organ specific delivery of therapy.
Clinical research studies include small scale pilot studies of novel immunosuppressive strategies and the organisation of a multi centre national trial.
Urological Nephrectomies for Benign Disease: A Possible Missed Resource in Organ Donation.
Dholakia S. et al, (2018), Exp clin transplant
Meeting Report of the 13th Congress of the International Society of Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation.
Weissenbacher A. et al, (2018), Transplantation, 102, 1250 - 1252
Preserving and perfusing the allograft pancreas: Past, present, and future.
Dholakia S. et al, (2018), Transplant rev (orlando), 32, 127 - 131
ELECTIVE CONVERSION TO SIROLIMUS VS. CONTINUED TACROLIMUS IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION (THE 3C STUDY): RESULTS OF A RANDOMIZED TRIAL
Haynes R. et al, (2018), American journal of transplantation, 30, 63 - 64
Twenty-four-hour normothermic perfusion of discarded human kidneys with urine recirculation.
Weissenbacher A. et al, (2018), Am j transplant