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Anaesthetic Fellowships

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Abdominal Transplantation Anaesthesia

Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) is a world renowned centre of clinical excellence and one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK.

The Trust is made up of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital (which includes the Children's Hospital, West Wing, Eye Hospital, Heart Centre and Women's Centre), the Churchill Hospital and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, all located in Oxford, and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury, north Oxfordshire.

Oxford Transplant Centre

Procedures undertaken at Oxford Transplant Centre include:

  • kidney transplantation
  • pancreas transplantation
  • pancreatic islet transplantation
  • intestnal and modified multivisceral
  • uterine transplants.
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Health collaborations

We have strong links with the Nuffield Department of Surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital, and we work closely with the Donor Transplant Coordinators.

Oxford Transplant Centre has formed a collaboration with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (COxNeT).

National transplant award for Coventry-Oxford Network for Transplantation

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Oxford Transplant Unit carried out its 1000th pancreas transplant on 11 November 2019 - the third Transplant Unit in the world to achieve this after units in Minnesota and Wisconsin, USA.

We are one of the biggest centres in Europe for SPK transplants (currently in the world).

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Clinical opportunities for Fellows

A Fellow is assigned each day to see the patients that are candidates to be listed for transplant and seen in the outpatient clinic. The Fellow will assess the patient, review the considerations for transplant with the Consultant, and together they will plan further investigations and optimisation.

There is an expanding living related programme for kidney recipients. In addition to transplant recipients the Fellows will be involved in the screening of prospective living related donors.

Transplants are carried out nearly every day in at least one theatre.

Out of theatre work

High risk renal and transplant patient clinics.

Targeted multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings:

  • listing for transplantation
  • transplant-cardiology
  • intestinal transplant
  • live related kidney donor.

Exposure to complex and advanced types of surgery and treatments including:

  • auto-transplants
  • modified multi-visceral
  • small bowel
  • simultaneous kidney-pancreas (SPK)
  • pancreas as well as kidney transplants
  • uterine transplants.

Postoperative follow-ups and continuous engagement is considered as standard.

Anaesthesia for vascular access and other types of dialysis including HERO grafts and 'resurfacers'.

Contact us

Dr Andris Klucniks

Head of Transplant Anaesthesia Fellowship Programme
Head of Anaesthesia for Cancer Anaesthesia Fellowship Programme
Head of Upper GI Anaesthesia Fellowship Programme


Last reviewed:23 January 2024