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Mr Chris Callaghan

Consultant Transplant Surgeon


Mr Chris Callaghan undertook his training at the University of Otago, New Zealand, before moving to the UK and completing a PhD in transplant immunology from the University of Cambridge.  

He has received a number of grants, scholarships and fellowships during his career, including the Medawar Medal of the British Transplantation Society in 2005. 


• Kidney transplantation 
• Vascular access and peritoneal dialysis insertion 

• FRCS  
• PhD (in transplant immunology) University of Cambridge 
• Trained in multi-organ abdominal transplant surgery and vascular access surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge 
• Undergraduate medical education at the University of Otago, New Zealand 

• Member of the Transplantation Society 
• Member of the British Transplantation Society 
• Member of the European Society of Organ Transplantation 
• Member of the Vascular Access Society of Britain and Ireland 

• Allocation and utilisation of deceased donor kidneys 
• Use of autogenous veins in vascular access surgery 

News & Publications

Callaghan, C.J., Munday, I.T., Casey, N.D., Large, S.R., Gaunt M.E., 2005. Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in a renal transplant recipient: a modified pump-oxygenation bypass technique to reduce hypotension and myocardial ischaemia. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Extra. 10, pp.120-121. 
Bowles, K.M,. Callaghan, C.J., Taylor, A.L., Pettigrew, G.J., Baglin, T.P., Park. GR., 2006. Predicting response to recombinant factor VIIa in non-haemophiliac patients with severe haemorrhage. Br J of Anaesthesia. 9, pp. 476-481. 
Drage, M., Reid, A., Callaghan, C.J.,  Baber, Y.,  Freeman, S., Huguet, E., Watson, C.J., 2009. Acute cytomegalovirus cholecystitis following renal transplantation. Am J Transplant. 9, pp.1249-52. 
Callaghan, C.J,. Mallik, M., Sivaprakasam, R., Iype, S., Pettigrew, G.J., 2011. Treatment of dialysis access-associated steal syndrome with the 'revision using distal inflow' technique. J Vasc Access. 12. pp. 52-6. 
Qureshi, M.S., Callaghan, C.J., Bradley, J.A., Watson, C.J., Pettigrew, G.J., 2012. Outcomes of simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation from brain-dead and controlled circulatory death donors. Br J Surg 99. pp. 831-8. 
Callaghan, C.J., Harper, S.J.F., Saeb-Parsy, K., Hudson, A., Gibbs, P., Watson, C.J.E., Praseedom, R.K., Butler, A.J., Pettigrew, G.J., Bradley, J.A., 2014. The discard of deceased donor kidneys in the UK. Clin Transplant. 28, pp. 345-53. 
Callaghan, C.J, Bradley, J.A., Watson, C.J.E. Eds., 2008. The Oxford handbook of emergencies in clinicalsurgery. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 
Callaghan, C.J., Bradley, J.A., 2006. Current status of renal transplantation. In: P Hornick and M Rose, ed. 2006. Methods in Molecular Biology – Transplantation Immunology. Totowa: Humana Press. 
Callaghan, C.J., Waston, C.J.E.,  (In Press) Surgical aspects of kidney and pancreas transplantation. In:  M. Harber, ed. (In Press) Practical Nephrology. London: Springer-Verlag. 
Chandak, P., Callaghan, C.J., (In Press) Organ donation. In: Bradly. JA, ed. (In Press) Oxford Textbook of Fundamentals of Surgery. Oxford: OUP. 

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