Derek Manas

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.

Post Professor of Transplantation Surgery
Institute Institute of Transplantation, Newcastle upon Tyne
Interests Hepato-pancreato-biliary and transplant surgery

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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.

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