Institute of Transplantation

Meet the team


Consultant Transplant Surgeons

Mr Jeremy FrenchConsultant Hepato-biliary and Transplant Surgeon

  • Consultant Hepato-biliary and Transplant Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 223 1866
  • GMC Code: 4303219
  • Qualifications: BMedSci, MBBS, MRCS, MD, FRCS (Gen Surg)
  • Special Interests

    Retroperitoneal sarcoma

    Advanced laparoscopic/robotic HPB surgery

    Medical education

    Acute pancreatitis

    Nanoknife for pancreatic cancer

    Selective Intrahepatic Radiation Therapy (SIRT) for liver cancer

  • Biography

    Training

    Newcastle MBBS and higher surgical rotation; Specific training in Paris/Verona/Leeds/Dundee.

    Clinical activity

    Advanced laparoscopic/robotic HPB surgery; Complex Pancreas/Liver/kidney tumour resections; Selective Intrahepatic radiation therapy (SIRT); Acute Pancreatitis; Retroperitoneal sarcoma surgery; ‘Nanoknife’ therapy (Irreversible electroporation) for pancreatic and liver cancer.

    Committee

    Secretary of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland; Secretary of the pancreatic section of the British Society of Gastroenterology; Executive committee – international guidelines for the management of acute pancreatitis.

    Education

    RCSEng College tutor; Surgical Chair of the Northern Deanery Education committee; Educational Lead directorate of surgery; Course convener – CCrISP/CST exam course/cadaveric HPB courses.

    Research

    Sarcoma research group – retroperitoneal lead; MD/MRes Supervisor; PhD/MD examiner.

  • Directorate

    Surgical Services

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Wednesday afternoon/Friday afternoon – HPB and general surgery

  • Name of Secretary
    Aysha Glease
  • Any other Information

    Receptive to local/regional/supra-regional and international referrals.

  • Jeremy French 

Mr Bryon C JaquesConsultant Hepato-biliary and Transplant Surgeon

Professor Derek M ManasConsultant Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon

  • Consultant Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 223 1192
  • GMC Code: 4059400
  • Qualifications: Bsc MBBCh Mmed (UCT) FRCSEd FCS (SA)
  • Special Interests
    Hepato-pancreato-biliary and transplant surgery
  • Biography

    Professor Manas was educated and trained in Cape Town, South Africa and completed fellowships at ‘Johns Hopkins - USA’ and ‘Paul-Brousse, Paris’. He was the recipient of the ’CJ Adams/Sandoz Traveling Fellowship’ to the UK in 1993 and joined the NHS at the Freeman Hospital in 1994.

    Professor Manas attained a personal chair in Transplantation at Newcastle University in  2007 and has been instrumental in successfully developing three super-regionally funded transplant programmes in the North East of England - namely: Liver, Pancreas and Islet transplantation – as well as establishing and managing Liver and Pancreas cancer surgery in Newcastle.

    Professor Manas is also a member of a number of national committees including NICE, Liver and Pancreas Advisory Groups, British Transplant Society and ELTA and was recently involved in re-designing the organ donor retrieval service on a national level. He is also Chair of the Transplant Surgeons Forum and has a well established national and international research reputation in primary liver cancer, radio-frequency ablation of liver tumours and liver transplantation for primary liver cancer.

    More recently Professor Manas has been developing the UK’s very first ‘Institute for Transplantation’ on the Freeman Hospital site – a fully integrated facility dedicated to all aspects of transplantation as well as fostering research and development all under one roof.

  • Directorate
    Surgical Services
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Name of Secretary
    Gail Pretorius
  • Professor Derek Manas 

Mr David A RixConsultant Urologist/Clinical Director

  • Consultant Urologist/Clinical Director
  • Tel: 0191 223 1258
  • GMC Code: 3320381
  • Qualifications: MBBS MD FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Urol)
  • Special Interests

    Laparoscopic, endoscopic and open renal surgery

    Renal transplantation and access surgery
  • Biography

    Mr Rix graduated in 1989 from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and was appointed as a substantive Consultant Urologist at the Freeman Hospital in 2003.

  • Directorate
    Urology Services
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Clinics Provided

    General Urology (Monday am)

    Stones/ Lithotripsy (Tuesday pm)

    Access for dialysis (alternate Friday am)
  • Name of Secretary
    Lynn Richardson
  • Mr David Rix 

Mr Naeem SoomroConsultant Urologist

  • Consultant Urologist
  • Tel: 0191 2137597
  • GMC Code: 3393819
  • Qualifications: FRCS (Urol)
  • Special Interests

    Laparoscopic Kidney and Prostate Cancer Surgery

    Kidney Transplantation

  • Biography

    Mr Soomro was appointed as a Consultant in 1998 and is currently the clinical lead in Urology. He has led the department in developing and delivering complex minimally invasive urological surgery. He is involved in training in minimally invasive surgery within UK and Europe.

    Research interest includes renal cancer, renal transplantation and minimally invasive surgery.
  • Directorate
    Urology
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Clinics Provided

    Urology Clinic, Freeman Hospital - Tuesday pm

    Urology Clinic, Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead - Friday am
  • Mr Naeem Soomro 

Mr David TalbotConsultant Transplant Surgeon

  • Consultant Transplant Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 213 7128
  • GMC Code: 2613206
  • Qualifications: MBBS MD FRCS PhD
  • Special Interests

    Renal Transplantation

    Liver Transplantation

    Pancreas transplantation

    Access surgery for dialysis

  • Biography
    Mr Talbot qualified at the University of Newcastle in 1982 and trained across the Northern Region and the West Midlands. He has been a Consultant Surgeon at the Newcastle Hospitals since 1995.  Mr Talbot has carried out early research into sensitive assays for the detection of donor directed antibody followed by later research into viral infection of the immuno-compromised patient, chronic rejection and immunosuppression. His main research interest has been in the marginal donor particularly the non-heart beating donor. Different methods have been evolved to improve the quality of organs obtained from this source resulting in the widespread use of kidneys, livers and now also the pancreas and lung.
  • Directorate
    Surgical Services 
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Clinics Provided

    Tuesday am - general clinic

    Thursday - liver transplant

    Friday am - access surgery

    Friday pm - renal transplant

  • Name of Secretary
    Sarah Murphy
  • Any other Information

    Mr Talbot’s hobbies include all sorts of ‘do it yourself’ including plumbing, energy conservation and boating.  

Professor Steven A WhiteConsultant Hepato-biliary and Transplant Surgeon

  • Consultant Hepato-biliary and Transplant Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 2137074
  • GMC Code: 3664863
  • Qualifications: MB. ChB. FRCPS (Glas), FRCS (Eng) , MD
  • Special Interests

    Advanced Laparoscopic Liver/Gallbladder/Pancreatic; Robotic HPB Surgery; Complex Liver Surgery; Pancreas and Islet Cell Transplantation.

  • Biography

    Professor Steve White graduated from the University of Leicester Medical School in 1992. He then spent two years doing research in pancreatic islet cell transplantation for which he was awarded a Doctor of Medicine higher degree. He was part of the team that did the first islet transplants in the UK and now has an international reputation in this area and is the only person from the UK who sits on the European Pancreatic and Islet Transplant Association Council (EPITA).

    He has also won numerous national and international awards for research with over 200 publications and was awarded a personal chair in HPB and Transplantation Surgery from the University of Newcastle in 2011. He was the Moynihan Travel fellow of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Travel Fellow of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland as well as recipient of the Royal College of Surgeons New York inc fellowship which allowed training in The Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre New York (Prof Blumgart), The Mayo Clinic Rochester, The Johns Hopkins Baltimore and The University of Minnesota (Prof David Sutherland). He also spent a two year fellowship in the Leeds Liver Unit.

  • Directorate

    Surgical Services

  • Hospital Base

    The Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Monday morning and Tuesday Mornings: Laparosopic and HPB Surgery

  • Name of Secretary
    Sharon Nevin
  • Any other Information

    Referrals local/regional/national as well as patients from abroad.

  • Steve White 

Consultant Hepatologists

Professor Margaret BassendineConsultant Physician (Hepatologist)

Dr Mark HudsonConsultant Physician (Hepatologist)

  • Consultant Physician (Hepatologist)
  • Tel: 0191 213 7244
  • GMC Code: 2608723
  • Qualifications: MBChB FRCPE FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Liver transplantation

    Liver cirrhosis & complications

    Hepatitis B

    Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)

  • Biography

    I qualified from Aberdeen University in 1992 and trained in Newcastle Hospitals, King's College Hospital Liver Failure Unit, The Royal Free Hospital and Aberdeen Hospitals.  I was appointed Consultant Hepatologist & Gastroenterologist in 1995, and subsequently the Clinical Lead for Heptatology.

    I am the Chair and Clinical Lead for the North East & North Cumbria Hepatology work.

    I am a past member of the Council of the British Society of Gastroentrology.

    I am currently a member of the British Association for Studies of the Liver (BASL) Committee and lead for hepatology training and education.

    In 2010 I wrote the hepatology curriculum for gastroenterology and sub-speciality training in advanced hepatology.

    I am a member of the NHSBT Liver Advisory Group and also a member of the DoH Clinical Advisory Group to the National Clinical Diector of Liver Services.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Hepatology & Liver Transplant: Thursday afternoons

    Hepatitis B: Second Monday morning each month

    Hepatology: Monday mornings

    Gatroenterology: Tuesday afternoons

  • Name of Secretary
    Sophie Nurowski
  • Mark Hudson 

Professor David JonesConsultant Physician (Hepatologist)

  • Consultant Physician (Hepatologist)
  • Tel: 0191 213 7210
  • GMC Code: 3297425
  • Qualifications: BA (physiological sciences), 1st Class Honours, BM, BCh, MRCP, PhD, CCST Gastroenterology, FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Hepatology with a particular interest in autoimmune liver disease (primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis and autoimmune hepatitis). 

     

    Symptom management and quality of liver improvement in chronic liver disease.

  • Biography

    I trained in Oxford before moving to Newcastle in 1988.  I have worked in autoimmune liver disease for the last 20 years and run the largest autoimmune liver disease clinical service in the UK. We have an international reputation for our work and for our focus in particular on controlled symptoms. 

    I co-wrote the European treatment guidelines for autoimmune liver disease upon which all current therapy is based.  I lead the UK PBC Consortium which brings together all centres in the UK with the goal of improving therapy for everybody with autoimmune liver disease.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Autoimmune Liver Disease, weekly, Monday mornigns

    General Hepatology & Symptom Management, weekly

  • Name of Secretary
    Helen Dobson
  • Any other Information

    Please contact secretary in the first instance: helen.dobson@nuth.nhs.uk

  • David Jones 

Dr Christopher RecordConsultant Physician (Hepatologist)

Dr Helen ReevesConsultant Physician (Hepatologist)

  • Consultant Physician (Hepatologist)
  • Tel: 0191 213 7210
  • GMC Code: 3494631
  • Qualifications: BM BS BMedSci FRCP PhD
  • Special Interests

    Hepatocellular cancer

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

    Chemotherapy induced liver injury

    Pancreatic cancer

    Colorectal liver metastases

  • Biography

    I am a clinical scientist based in the Northern Institute for Cancer Research.  I trained principally as a gastroenterologist, my academic career was supported by a Welcome Trust Clinical Scientist award, followed by an AASLD Fellowship and 3 years as a post doctoral scientist in Scott Friedmans Laboratory Mount Sinai Medical School in New York.  I am now the clinical lead for the management of patients with hepatocellular cancer (HCC) in the North East of England, promoting translational research within this patient group.  HCC complicates chronic liver disease, making targeting the tumour particularly important in these patients.  Over the last decade the referrals of patients with this cancer type have increased 10 fold in our region, reflecting both a rising incidence of the disease in obese and diabetic patients, but also the success of the 'Cancer Plan 2000', directing the management of these patients to multidisciplinary teams.  My basic science projects focus on the identification of biomarkers and candidates for targeted drug therapy.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Radiofrequency Ablation Assessment Clinic

    Hepatocellular Cancer Clinic

    NAFLD HCC Clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Helen Dobson
  • Any other Information

    Email secretary - helen.dobson@nuth.nhs.uk

     

  • Helen Reeves 

Dr Steven StewartConsultant Physician (Hepatologist)

Consultant Nephrologists

Dr Laura BainesConsultant Nephrologist

  • Consultant Nephrologist
  • Tel: 0191 244 8493
  • GMC Code: 3682401
  • Qualifications: B Med Sci, MBBS, MD, PGcert MedEd, FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Obstetric nephrology, young adults, medical education

  • Directorate

    Renal Services

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Name of Secretary
    Emily Wallace
  • Laura Baines 

Dr Alison L BrownConsultant Nephrologist

  • Consultant Nephrologist
  • Tel: 0191 213 7447
  • GMC Code: 2515009
  • Qualifications: MA MB BChir MD FRCP (Ed,Lond)
  • Special Interests

    General nephrology, dialysis and  transplantation including antibody incompatible renal transplantation.

  • Biography

    I was born in Thornaby on Tees and educated at Middlesbrough High School. I read medicine at Cambridge (Newnham College), and trained in nephrology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, Newcastle, and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, where I carried out research for my MD thesis. I was appointed Consultant Nephrologist in 1995.

    I am a general nephrologist with special interests in renal transplantation, vasculitis, anaemia management and end of life care.  I took over as Unit Lead Nephrologist last year.

    I am the current Secretary of the UK Renal Association and Assistant Dean (online education) for the RCPE.

  • Directorate

    Urology and Renal

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    New patient clinics once a week plus weekly review clinics for Glomerulonephritis/Vasculitis, General Nephrology, Pre-dialysis, renal transplant, haemodialysis; also outreach clinics at Queen Elizabeth, Gateshead and (soon) Hexham.

  • Name of Secretary
    Nicola Forster
  • Alison Brown 

Professor Tim H J GoodshipConsultant Nephrologist

Dr N Suren KanagasundaramConsultant Nephrologist

Dr John A SayerConsultant Nephrologist

  • Consultant Nephrologist
  • Tel: 0191 233 6161
  • GMC Code: 4091493
  • Qualifications: MB ChB, PhD, FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Renal Genetics, Renal Stone Disorders, Tubulopathies, Ciliopathies

  • Biography

    My clinical interests in inherited kidney disease inspires my basic science research programme.

    Within the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Newcastle University, my laboratory studies renal genetics, stone formation and cilia proteins. My work utilises physiological and genetic techniques (including murine and zebrafish models) to investigate cystic kidney disease and ciliopathies.

    Within Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust I serve on the Medicines Management Committee.

    At a national level I serve several Renal Rare Diseases Working Groups including ARPKD, Salk wasting alkaloses, Cystinuria and Cystinosis.

  • Directorate

    Renal Services

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Renal Genetics, New Patient Clinic, Family Renal Genetics Clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Julie Stubbs
  • John Sayer 

Mr Naeem SoomroClinical Director/Consultant Urologist

Consultant Diabetologists

Professor James A M ShawProfessor of Regenerative Medicine for Diabetes

  • Professor of Regenerative Medicine for Diabetes
  • Tel: 0191 222 8129
  • GMC Code: 3454396
  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons Biochem); MB ChB; PhD; FRCP (Ed)
  • Special Interests
    Endocrinology and diabetes mellitus
  • Biography

    James Shaw is Professor of Regenerative Medicine for Diabetes at Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant Physician at the Newcastle Diabetes Centre and Freeman Hospital.

    He trained in diabetes and endocrinology in Aberdeen where he completed a PhD as an MRC fellow with Kevin Docherty exploring gene and cell replacement therapy for diabetes.

    A Glaxo-Smith-Kline senior fellowship enabled him to move to Newcastle and join the world-acclaimed diabetes team there. In addition to expanding his laboratory-based group, he has established a regional insulin pump service, is a member of the Newcastle pancreas transplant team and clinical lead for islet transplantation.

    Professor Shaw chairs the United Kingdom Islet Transplant Consortium who have attained dedicated NHS funding for this intervention as an established clinical procedure. He is Principal Investigator on the first UK multicentre grants to rigorously determine psychosocial and biomedical outcomes of islet transplantation. He has recently been awarded a £1.3M Diabetes UK multicentre grant to foster collaborative UK research in severe hypoglycaemia, optimised analogue treatment, pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring.

    He is also Newcastle lead for diabetic regenerative medicine, chairing the North East Stem Cell Institute Clinical Translation Working Group. He co-edited an international textbook with Prof James Shapiro: ‘Islet Transplantation and Beta Cell Replacement Therapy’.

    Professor Shaw remains a committed physician, indebted to his superlative multidisciplinary team and dedicated to supporting those with diabetes in achieving optimal overall glycaemic control and quality of life unencumbered by debilitating hypoglycaemia and chronic complications of hyperglycaemia.

  • Directorate
    Internal Medicine
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Clinics Provided

    Pancreas and islet transplant assessment clinic – monthly

    Islet transplant follow-up - weekly

    General diabetes clinic - weekly

    Insulin pump clinic - fortnightly

  • Name of Secretary
    Sharon Weatherburn
  • Professor James Shaw 

Professor Mark WalkerConsultant Physician (Diabetologist)

  • Consultant Physician (Diabetologist)
  • Tel: 0191 282 3844
  • GMC Code: 2822617
  • Qualifications: BMedSci (hons) MBBS (Hons) FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Investigation and management of young adults with diabetes of unclear aetiology and patients with genetic forms of diabetes.  Cell based therapy as pancreas transplantation.

  • Biography

    Qualified from Newcastle University in 1983. 

    Subsequent Specialty training and GMC registration in diabetes, endocrinology and internal medicine.

    Appointed Honorary Consultant Physician in 1993.

    Professor of Diabetic Molecular Medicine from 2002.

    Director of the Newcastle NIHR Clinical Research Facility and North East & Cumbria Diabetes LRN.

    Awarded FRCP in 2007 and appointed NIHR Senior Investigator in 2011.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    General diabetes (weekly)

    General endocrinology (alternate weeks)

    Genetic diabetes (every 2 months)

    Joint mitochondrial diabetes clinic (every 2 months)

    Pancreas transplant assessment clinic (monthly)

  • Name of Secretary
    Louise Harding
  • Any other Information

    Email secretary: louise.harding3@nuth.nhs.uk

  • Prof Mark Walker 

Transplant Co-ordinators

Trish BriteeTransplant Co-ordinator

Joyce CurwenTransplant Co-ordinator

Lynn RobsonSenior Transplant Co-ordinator

Kim RussellTransplant Co-ordinator

Julie WardleTransplant Co-ordinator

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