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The Carrel Club Committee

The Carrel Club committee are voted for by members at the annual meeting, held at the British Transplant Society congress each year. Committee members must be members of the Carrel Club. Posts generally last for 2 years.


Cat Boffa

President
Cat Boffa

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Cat is a general surgical & transplant trainee in Wessex. She is currently taking time out of her clinical training to complete a DPhil in Oxford. Her clinical interests include kidney transplantation, vascular access surgery and live donor nephrectomy. Her research interests include Quality in Organ donation and transplantation.

Nicholas Barnett

Secretary
Nicholas Barnett

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Nick is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Transplantation Surgery in the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Transplant Registrar in Addenbrooke's Hospital. He has worked as a Research Fellow in Guy's Hospital, completing an MD(Res) on 'The role of B cell depletion in renal transplantation', and was the Research Lead of the Carrel Club from 2014-2016.

Please e-mail [email protected] with any administrative queries.

Shruti Mittal

Treasurer
Shruti Mittal

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Shruti is a general surgery and transplant registrar in London. She will soon be completing her PhD at the University of Oxford and her research interests include improving outcomes after pancreas transplantation and metabolic assessment of pancreas graft function. Her clinical interests include pancreas and kidney transplantation, vascular access and multi-organ retrieval.

John O'Callaghan

ASIT representative
John O'Callaghan

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John is a specialty trainee in the Oxford region primarily focusing on kidney and pancreas transplantation. He has represented the Thames Valley Deanery on the ASiT council, and is looking forward to taking on a new role as the Carrel Club ASiT Representative.

James Hunter

Research Lead
James Hunter

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James has recently been appointed as an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Transplantation. He attained his higher degree in Leicester assessing the role of hydrogen sulphide in ischaemia-reperfusion injury. During his time in Leicester he was also involved in the translation of ex vivo normothermic perfusion into clinical practice. His clinical interests are living donor transplant, pancreas transplant, organ retrieval and vascular access surgery. His research interests are in organ perfusion, preservation and repair.

He is looking forward to continuing the excellent work of the research collaborative and would welcome ideas or questions.

Irene Bellini

Training representative
Irene Bellini

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Irene is currently a Clinical Fellow at Imperial College London. She previously trained in Rome, where she also completed her research doctorate, and Oxford. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She moved to UK in 2013 as she was attracted to the way transplant training is here, compared to her previous experience.

Her clinical interests include kidney and pancreas transplantation, vascular access surgery and living donor nephrectomy. Outside medicine, she enjoys swimming and travel.

Irene would like to promote the educational philosophy, activities and courses in the field of transplantation across the UK, offering an international perspective and support for European Diplomas.

Benedict Lyle Phillips

Training representative
Benedict Phillips

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Benedict is a specialist registrar in transplantation in London. His career interests are robotic kidney transplantation and multi-organ retrieval.

Outside of his clinical work, he is carrying out a PhD in transplant immunology. His research utilises ex-vivo normothermic perfusion technology to study organ preservation and regeneration.