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Chris is a consultant nephrologist with an interest in transplantation He was first appointed a consultant nephrologist at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage in 2012 and provided nephrology and transplant services at the Lister and St Albans City Hospital. He also conducted a weekly transplant clinic at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.
His main interests are kidney transplantation and general nephrology, particularly chronic kidney disease management and the management of nephrotic syndromes.
Chris trained in London and in addition to his medical degree has a Bachelor's degree in Cardiovascular science and medicine, a Master's degree in Law, a Doctorate in transplant immunology, holds a diploma in kidney transplantation from the European Union of Medical Specilists as well as being one of the first people to be awarded the MRCP specialty certificate in nephrology. He was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Chris is a skilled operator, performing common kidney related procedures such as ultrasound guided biopsy of native and transplant kidneys and central venous catheter insertion.
Chris brings a holistic patient-centred approach to the management of kidney diseases which could otherwise seem complicated and overwhelming.
Areas of interest
Transplantation; Chronic Kidney Disease; CKD; Renal Failure; Nephrology; Nephrotic Syndrome; Hypertension; Dialysis; Complex Medical Management
- Website: http://www.hertskidneycare.co.uk
- I Want Great Care: https://www.iwantgreatcare.org/doctors/dr-christopher-lawrence-1
Current NHS consultant posts held
Previously consultant nephrologist with a specialist interest in transplantation at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust 2012-2018.
Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
Chris completed an MD by research at Imperial College London in clinical immunology / transplantation. Whilst training Chris was a key member of the MinTac trial team (The first trial in minimal change disease in 30 years) and is currently interested in cardiovascular outcomes after transplantation and the impact of obesity on kidney disease progression.
Complement-binding anti-HLA antibodies and kidney transplantation. Lawrence C et al New England Journal of Medicine 2014;370(1):84-85.
Preformed complement-activating low level donor-specific antibody predicts early antibody mediated rejection in renal allografts. Lawrence C et al. Transplantation 2013; 95(2):341-6.
Antibody removal before ABO incompatible renal transplantation: how much plasma exchange is therapeutic? Lawrence C et al. Transplantation 2011; 92(10):1129-33.
Courses offered to GPs
1. Chronic Kidney Disease Management in Primary Care
2. Acute Kidney Injury
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- MD(Res) Imperial College 2014
- Diploma in Transplantation Medicine The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) 2013
- MRCP(Nephrology) The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians UK 2009
- Master of Letters of Law (LLM) De Montfort Law School 2009
- MRCP(UK) Royal College of Physicians of London 2004
- MB BS St Mary's Hospital Medical School (Imperial College) 2001
- BSc in Cardiovascular Medicine St Mary's Hospital Medical School (Imperial College) 1998
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians of London 2017
Reference number 6028131
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT in Nephrology and General Internal Medicine, 2012
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the Renal Association, British Transplantation Society, European Society for Organ Transplantation.
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