Our kidney and transplant service is managed by a team of consultant nephrologists and surgeons.

Management Team
Consultant Transplant Surgeons
Consultant Nephrologists
Specialist Nurses Team
Pharmacy Team
Pharmacy Technicians
Outpatients nursing team
Counsellors and social support services
Satellite Head Nurses
Live Donor Transplantation Team


Management team

Jane Fisher, Renal General Manager

Jane has worked in the NHS for 33 years; she originally trained as a nurse with a special interest in trauma then moved into management. She has been in management for 10 years predominantly at St Georges University Hospital, before moving to Imperial two years ago.

Sally Martin, Renal Deputy General Manager

Sally has worked in the NHS for 17 years in various senior management roles. Qualifications in Econometrics and Accountancy have enabled her to gain experience in a range of duties including, Information Management, Change Management and Operational Management across various sectors including Mental Health, Acute and Community Health providers.

Darren Parsons, Renal Clinical Director

Darren Parsons qualified from Nottingham University Medical School in 1991 and completed his post-graduate training in Nottingham, Sydney and West London. He was appointed a Consultant Nephrologist in West London in 2003 and completed his Doctorate thesis in 2005. He continues as the Renal Directorate Clinical Director having been appointed in September 2016.He has ongoing specific clinical interest in haemodialysis, general nephrology and infection prevention and control.

Julie Harris, Renal Lead Nurse 

Julie has worked in the NHS for 36 years. Her clinical specialty and post basic training was in neuroscience. She moved into a nursing management role at St Mary’s and latterly within the renal directorate for the past 16 years. She has a special interest and MA in Healthcare Law and Ethics and is a QI coach.

Shingie Nyamadzawo, Renal Business Manager

Shingie has worked in the NHS since 2012 working her way up in various management roles. Prior to that, she worked in the private sector. Qualifications include Business Management degree and Post Graduate training in Health care management. She has a special interest in managing and improving services.

Bozena Sobien, Renal Service Delivery Manager

Bozena has been working in NHS for eight years NHS in various role , including NHS community service, five years in the Imperial NHS Trust. In most of her time in Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust she’s been in various Operational Management roles.

Consultant Transplant Surgeons

Mr Jeremy Crane

Mr Jeremy Crane is a consultant transplant and vascular surgeon. He is the Lead for Vascular Access Surgery at WLRTC. He is a council member of the Vascular Access Society of Britain and Ireland and the Unit Training Lead for the Transplant and Vascular Access surgical program at the Hammersmith Hospital. He was instrumental in setting up the Vascular Access surgical program in West London in 2011 and co-founded the Save Your Vein campaign.

Paul Herbert 

Paul first worked in transplant at the Hammersmith site in 1999, and was appointed as a consultant here in 2013 training in North West Thames and, obtaining a PhD in transplant immunology in 2011 along the way.

His interests include renal and pancreatic transplantation and complex vascular access in all its forms. Within the trust Paul is the Director of Clinical Studies at the Hammersmith site and also the current lead for surgery within the unit. When not at work Paul enjoys keeping fit with his family and attempting to play the guitar.

Mr Anand Muthusamy

Consultant Transplant, Dialysis Access And General Surgeon, Lead For Pancreas Transplantation & Theatre Services, Hon Senior Lecturer, Department Of Surgery, Imperial College

Mr Anand Muthusamy is a Consultant in Dialysis access, General and Transplant Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College. After graduating in India, he underwent surgical training in Wales and subsequently, Transplant and General Surgery training in Oxford Deanery with extensive clinical and research experience in kidney and pancreas transplantation as well as broad clinical experience in various aspects of dialysis, transplantation and general surgery including laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. He is currently the surgical lead for the pancreas transplantation programme and continues to provide a wide gamut of dialysis related procedures (both haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis), laparoscopic and open hernia repairs as well as an integral role in living donor kidney transplantation programme.

Mr Vassilios Papalois

Vassilios Papalois is Professor of Transplantation Surgery and Consultant Transplant and General Surgeon at the Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London, UK. He has 25 years of clinical experience in the field of transplantation surgery. He has been active in surgical research for more than 30 years and has published more than 200 papers in peer review journals, 20 book chapters and seven books. His research focuses on pre-transplant assessment and reconditioning of marginal kidney and pancreas grafts, use of stem cells for treatment of chronically scarred allografts, clinical ethics and health policy. Professor Papalois has extensive experience in the NHS in Clinical Governance and Medico-Legal issues, is NIHR NW London Subspecialty Lead for Transplantation, he is an advisor to the General Medical Council (GMC) and to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Chairs the Ethics Committee of the Avon and Somerset Constabulary and he is a member of the Research Ethics Committee of the UK Ministry of Defence. He is the President of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) representing 40 countries and 1.6 million medical specialists. He has been awarded a Silver National Award for Clinical Excellence by the UK Department of the Health, a Senior Clinical Investigator Award by the European Society of Organ Transplantation and a Teaching Excellence Award by Imperial College.

Mr Rowland Storey MBChB (Hons), MD, FRCS

Mr Storey qualified from the University of Leicester in 2006. Following house jobs and basic surgical training across the Yorkshire region, he embarked on a period of postgraduate research leading to the award of Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Leeds for his MD thesis. Mr Storey subsequently relocated to London for specialist registrar training in General Surgery & Transplantation on the South West Thames Higher Surgical Training Rotation. His specialist transplant training took place within the Hammersmith Hospital, St George’s and most recently St James’s Hospital Leeds. Mr Storey specialises in Renal & Pancreatic Transplantation with a specialist interest in vascular access for haemodialysis. He has additional experience in laparoscopic peritoneal dialysis catheter placement and General Surgical procedures such as hernia repair.

Consultant Nephrologists

Dr Damien Ashby 

Damien read Mathematics at Oxford, followed by Medicine at the Royal Free, and gained a PhD at Imperial College studying appetite and anaemia in dialysis patients.He was appointed to his current role (Consultant Nephrologist) at Hammersmith Hospital in 2011, where he looks after all types of kidney patient, co-leads the vascular access service, and supervises a number of research studies, principally in haemodialysis patients. He was lead author of the Renal Association guidelines for haemodialysis (2018).

Professor Edwina Brown

My main interests are advanced kidney disease (in charge of advanced kidney disease clinic at Charing Cross Hospital), peritoneal dialysis (in charge of PD Unit), and outcomes of older people with kidney disease. I started working in peritoneal dialysis over 40 years ago when training at Yale (USA). I have been involved with the unit here since maintenance PD started in the UK in the early 1980’s.My main research interests focus on the needs and outcomes of older people with kidney disease. Currently, I am leading on the Kidney Transplant in Older People study (KTOP).I have just become the President-Elect for the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (will be president 2022-4).

Dr Tom Cairns

Dr Cairns is a consultant nephrologist who worked initially at Kings College Hospital and St Mary’s before the merger of the West London renal units. He has major interests in glomerulonephritis, vasculitis, SLE (lupus), and rarer diseases such as C3 glomerulopathy. He is one of the senior clinicians undertaking renal biopsies. He also undertakes clinics at Watford General hospital. 

Dr Rawya Charif

Dr Charif is a Kidney Doctor, looking after patients with kidney diseases both on the ward at Hammersmith Hospital and in clinics at Hammersmith Hospital and Ealing Hospital. She has specialist interests in transplantation and living donation with clinics on a Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon at Hammersmith Hospital. Dr Charif also provides a General Kidney care clinic at Ealing Hospital on a Tuesday and a Dialysis clinic on a Friday. Dr Charif has additional research interests in kidney transplantation in general with a focus on non-immunological complications post transplantation. She leads a renal-haematology weekly multi-disciplinary meeting to discuss complex renal transplant patients have overlapping conditions. Dr Charif also has strong links and collaborates regularly in a clinical and an academic setting with the TB service focusing on TB in patients with end stage renal disease.

Dr Marie Condon

Dr Condon is a Kidney Doctor, looking after patients with kidney diseases both on the ward at Hammersmith Hospital and in clinics at Hammersmith Hospital and Northwick Park Hospital. 

She has specialist interests in vasculitis, lupus and nephrotic diseases, with clinics on a Tuesday morning and afternoon at Hammersmith Hospital. Dr Condon also provides a General Kidney care clinic at Northwick Park Hospital on a Monday and a Transplant clinic at Hammersmith Hospital on a Friday.

She has additional research interests in glomerulonephritis, Vasculitis and Lupus. Dr Condon is joint Head of Specialty for the Renal Directorate (2019-present).She has a particular interest in leadership, completing the Royal College of Physicians Emerging Women Leaders Programme in 2020 and is a Renal Association elected Council Member.

Dr Richard Corbett

Dr Corbett carries out clinics in both dialysis and transplantation with a particular interest in peritoneal dialysis and renal home therapies.As an interventional nephrologist, he places dialysis access, including peritoneal dialysis catheters under local anaesthetic, and perform renal biopsies. Dr Corbett’s research interests focus on improving outcomes for people with established renal failure, including the application of fluid mechanics to problems with dialysis access.

Dr Neill Duncan

Renal Consultant, Clinical Lead in Dialysis. Active in research, education, and keenly supporting people wishing to use the tool of home haemodialysis for better health.

Dr Andrew Frankel

Consultant nephrologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust since 1995. He has experience in managing all aspects of kidney disease but has a particular interest in relation to the management of diabetes in the context of kidney disease. He has a significant research interest in relation to diabetes and kidney, has played a significant role in the development of national guidelines, and is a regular speaker locally, nationally and internationally in relation to the management of diabetes in the context of kidney disease. 

Dr Frankel has significant commitment to and experience in relation to training the next generation of doctors, having been the director Imperial’s Foundation School from its inception to 2010, London lead for Foundation Training and Postgraduate Dean for south London from 2013 and 2018.

Dr Lucisano Gaetano

Dr Lucisano Gaetano is a locum Consultant Nephrologist for the Renal and Transplant Directorate at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He obtained an MD on the pro-inflammatory effects of radiocontrast media and the CCT in Renal Medicine in Italy in 2014. During his training, Gaetano had a working and research experience at the Saarland University Hospital in Germany. He joined the Renal Team at the Hammersmith Hospital in 2014; since then, he developed a particular interest in transplant medicine. His research now focuses on transplant immunology and, in particular, on the challenges of transplantation in the allosensitized candidate. For his research achievements, Gaetano has been awarded with prizes and distinctions at a number of national and international conferences.

Professor Megan Griffith

Megan Griffith is a Consultant Nephrologist based at Hammersmith Hospital in West London. She moved to Hammersmith Hospital as a Wellcome Fellow to commence research in vasculitis. After completing her PhD she finished her clinical training in London and New Zealand, before becoming a Consultant at St Marys Hospital in 2001. Following the amalgamation of St Marys, Charing Cross, and Hammersmith Hospitals in 2005, she moved back to Hammersmith Hospital. Megan has a specialist interest in glomerulonephritis and vasculitis. She is a strong advocate of Clinical Research and is the CRN lead for renal for West London, and chairs the Glomerulonephritis Research Group at Imperial. She has an active Clinical Trials Programme in glomerulonephritis and dialysis, and has led on significant trials in the nephrotic syndrome. Her other main interest is Medical Education and she is currently the Director of Medical Education for the Division of Medicine at Imperial.

Dr Peter Hill

Dr Peter Hill is a consultant nephrologist. From his clinics from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, he specialises in acute and chronic kidney disease, hypertension and dialysis. He has a specialist interest in genetic kidney diseases, such as polycystic kidney disease and how the kidney is affected in cancer. He is also expert in placing dialysis lines and performing renal biopsies. The Onco-nephrology service treats patients whose kidney function is affected by cancer or cancer therapy. This service is offered at The Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road, Charing Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital, where he offers clinical advice for both inpatients and outpatient clinics.

Dr Andreas Kousios

Dr Andreas Kousios is a consultant nephrologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust since 2019. He graduated from the University of Thessaloniki Medical School and trained in general medicine and nephrology in Nicosia (Cyprus) and Hammersmith Hospitals. He holds a master’s degree in molecular medicine and genetics.

Expertise in Chronic Kidney Disease and General Nephrology, Transplantation, Living Donation, Paraprotein-related renal disease.

Professor Jeremy Levy

Professor Jeremy Levy is a consultant nephrologist and Professor of Medicine at Imperial College, who specialises in glomerulonephritis, vasculitis, HIV with kidney problems, chronic kidney disease and haemodialysis. He is actively involved in teaching and research, with a major interest in education, writing textbooks on dialysis and nephrology, including the Oxford Handbook of Dialysis(now in its 4th Edition). He is invited to teach widely around the world. He also serves as Director of clinical academic training for Imperial College London and was chair of the UK Renal Association education and training committee.

Professor Liz Lightstone

Professor Liz Lightstone is a consultant nephrologist and Professor of Renal Medicine at Imperial College, who specialises in glomerulonephritis, particularly lupus nephritis and also in the management of women with kidney disease before and during pregnancy. She is actively involved in research, particularly translational studies and clinical trials, as well as teaching. Additionally, she serves as the Clinical Consul of the Faculty of Medicine – bridging the academic community of Imperial College with the Provost and is closely involved in all new academic appointments and promotions. She is invited to teach widely around the world, is a trustee of Kidney Research UK, national chair of the UK Kidney Research glomerulonephritis Clinical Study Group, an elected Council member of the global Women in Nephrology group, and has advised NICE and contributed to guidelines both on Kidney Disease and Pregnancy and on Lupus Nephritis. Her recent focus is on ensuring the patient voice is heard when defining terminology and outcomes in research in kidney disease – most notably in her role as co-Chair of the Global Steering Committee of SONG-GD.

Dr Marina Loucaidou

Dr Marina Loucaidou is a consultant nephrologist who specialises in kidney transplantation, living kidney donation, recurrent kidney disease post-transplantation, haemodialysis and chronic kidney disease. She is actively involved in education and research and is the Training Programme Director for Internal/Core Medical Training at Hammersmith Hospital as well as College Tutor. Megan has a specialist interest in glomerulonephritis and vasculitis. She is a strong advocate of Clinical Research and is the CRN lead for renal for West London, and chairs the Glomerulonephritis Research Group at Imperial. She has an active Clinical Trials Programme in glomerulonephritis and dialysis, and has led on significant trials in the nephrotic syndrome. Her other main interest is Medical Education and she is currently the Director of Medical Education for the Division of Medicine at Imperial.

Dr Adam McLean

Dr Adam McLean undertook his medical training at Oxford and at the London Hospital. He then completed renal training at Guy's, The Royal Free and Oxford. He has major interests in transplantation, both kidney and pancreas, haemodialysis, general nephrology and in performing kidney biopsies.

Dr Steven McAdoo

Dr McAdoo is a Consultant Nephrologist and Research Fellow at Imperial College. His clinical and research interests are in autoimmune kidney diseases, with a particular focus on crescentic glomerulonephritis and systemic vasculitis. He also helps coordinate postgraduate training within the department.

Dr Andy Palmer

Dr Palmer is a consultant Nephrologist, having originally worked at Kings College Hospital and St Mary’s. He has major interests in kidney transplantation, all aspects of general nephrology, chronic kidney disease and haemodialysis.

Dr Emma Salisbury 

Emma is Clinical lead for Transition Care and runs our monthly Young Adult Renal Clinics working closely with paediatric colleges at St Marys Hospital, Paddington and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. She is one of our transplant nephrologists and works as principal clinician for our in-house haemodialysis centre based at Hammersmith Hospital and our outreach service based at West Middlesex University Hospital. 

Dr Eleanor Sandhu

Dr Sandhu is a consultant Nephrologist and run’s transplant clinics as well as inpatient work. She has a particular research interest in neuroscience of salt appetite and its clinical implications.

Professor Frederick W.K. Tam, MBBChir (Cantab), PhD, FRCP, FHEA,

Professor Frederick Tam is the Ken and Mary Minton Chair of Renal Medicine and an honorary consultant nephrologist at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London. His special clinical interests include IgA nephropathy, diabetic nephropathy and retroperitoneal fibrosis. His research focuses on glomerulonephritis, diabetic kidney disease and kidney transplant rejection. His research group has been developing biomarkers and new treatment for kidney diseases

Dr Anisha Tanna

Dr Tanna is a Kidney Doctor who works at both the Hammersmith and St Mary's Hospitals. She runs a general nephrology clinic at St Mary's on a Friday morning and an Advanced Kidney Care Clinic on a Tuesday. She has interests in both vasculitis and transplantation and is responsible for the outpatient care of transplant patients on a Thursday at Hammersmith Hospital. Her specialist research interest is ANCA associated vasculitis and she has carried out a PhD researching factors affecting outcomes of this disease.

Dr James Tomlinson

Dr Tomlinson is a Consultant Nephrologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College Healthcare Trust. He is based at Hammersmith Hospital and provides an outreach service at Charing Cross Hospital for haemodialysis supervision and both nephrology in- and out-patient input. Dr Tomlinson is interested in the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and coordinates a multi-disciplinary team approach to rare complex conditions; Retroperitoneal Fibrosis (RPF) and IgG4-related disease.

Dr David Thomas

Dr Thomas is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Immunology and Inflammation at Imperial College and an Honorary Consultant Nephrologist. His undergraduate degree was at Cambridge where I undertook the MB/PhD programme and graduated with distinctions in medicine, surgery and pathology and won the Roger Morris and John Fawcett prizes at the University of Cambridge in his final year. Dr Thomas’ clinical work is as a nephrologist and internal physician and I am a Consultant Nephrologist at the Hammersmith Hospital, where I undertake inpatient work and focus primarily on the care of transplant patients in the outpatient clinic.


Dr Philip Webster

Dr Webster is a Consultant Nephrologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He trained in hospitals around North London and completed his PhD in immunology and genomics at Imperial College London. He is one of the lead consultants for the Auchi Dialysis Unit at Hammersmith Hospital. Dr Webster has subspecialty clinical and research interest in kidney disease in pregnancy. He is also passionate about medical education and is currently the renal unit training lead.

Dr Michelle Willicombe

Michelle Willicombe is a senior clinical lecturer at Imperial College and honorary consultant nephrologist within ICHNT. She has a clinical and research interest in transplantation. She is the transplant nephrology lead and the clinical liaison for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (the specialty involved with checking the compatibility of donors and patients pre-transplant).She leads a clinical research team, which help shape the transplant policies and patient pathways within the Trust. She is an investigator in several multicentre research studies involving strategies to prevent and treat transplant antibody mediated rejection.

Specialist Nurses Team

Amrita Acharya, Advanced Kidney Care Nurse Specialist

Amrita has been working In the trust for over 12 years in different departments including Acute dialysis, chronic dialysis and private patients. Amrita currently covers Watford renal clinic as well as running the dialysis options seminars at Northwick park hospital.

Wendy Brown, Renal Nurse Consultant/Lead for Living and Deceased Donor co-ordinators

Consultant nurse since 2005. Main interest in pre-emptive transplantation and patient information. Is involved with recipient work up for live and deceased transplantation 

Lizzie Dalby, Advanced Kidney Care Nurse Specialist

Lizzie began her Renal career at SMH on Handfield Jones in 1993. After completing her renal course at the Royal Free in 1996 she has worked for Imperial College across transplantation, haemodialysis and Advanced Kidney Care. She currently works as the Nurse Specialist for AKD at Central Middlesex and is the Vascular Access Specialist Nurse for Renal Services.

Olivia Ferres, Advanced Kidney Care Nurse Specialist

Olivia started working at NPH dialysis unit as a HCA in 1996. She originally trained as a nurse at Northwick Park Hospital in 2000 and completed her renal course in 2003 at St Mary’s hospital. She has managed Handfield Jones Ward at Hammersmith after the WLRTC opened in 2005. During her career she has mainly worked in different settings caring for patients’ pre and post transplantation. She has also worked in areas of haemodialysis, Intensive Care unit and community care. Olivia currently provides consultation and education for patients requiring advanced kidney Care.

Debbie Gifford, Advanced Kidney Care Nurse Specialist

Debbie trained at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham qualifying in 1981.She completed her Renal Couse at St Mary’s Hospital in 1983, and since then has worked in all areas of renal nursing in both the UK and Australia. Following 10 years as senior nurse in the PD unit at Salford Royal Hospital in Manchester, Debbie has been working in Advanced Kidney Care at Charing Cross Hospital and Ashford Hospital for the past 20years. 

Kim Pryde, Advanced Kidney Care Nurse Specialist

Kim did her nurse training in Montreal, Canada, and has been working for Imperial College Renal Department since 2000. First on the renal wards, then gained experience in Haemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis, helping set up the Assisted APD program, before joining the Acute Kidney Care team in 2010. 

Jo Reed, Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist

Jo’s role encompasses both inpatient and outpatient responsibilities and predominately focusses on renal transplantation and dialysis diabetes services. The role is very clinical based but she is also involved in a number of diabetes and renal national initiatives and teaches in a variety of settings both locally and nationally. Jo was a member of the RCN Diabetes Nursing Forum Steering Committee for a number of years and currently sits on the Diabetes Inpatient Nurse group as a committee member.

Samantha Ross, Advanced Kidney Care Nurse Specialist

Sam trained as a renal nurse at The Royal Free hospital in 1998, she has experience in all areas of renal nursing. Sam first joined St Mary’s in 2001 where she worked as a junior sister within the acute haemodialysis team, she later went on to lead the acute dialysis team at the Royal London hospital before returning to SMH in 2009 as a nurse specialist in advanced kidney care.

Vena Sinclair, Advanced Kidney Care Nurse Specialist

Vena trained at Barnet Hospital and later worked in the HM Prison Service where she embarked on her renal career with renal training at Guy’s Hospital. Vena Joined Hammersmith Hospital in 2002 and has much experience, including Peritoneal Dialysis, Chronic and Acute dialysis. In the Advanced Kidney Care Clinic (AKCC), Vena provides Clinical consultations and specialist education in renal replacement therapies, wellbeing, treatments and palliative support for patients who are at chronic kidney disease stage 4-5.  

Emma Tonkin, Advanced Kidney Care Nurse Specialist

Emma originally trained as a nurse at St Thomas Hospital. During her career she has worked in the areas of haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and nurse led low clearance (AKC) .

Helen Watts, Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Helen originally trained as a nurse at The London Hospital, later working at St Bartholomew’s and St Marys. During her career she has worked in the areas of haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, community care, nurse led low clearance (AKC) and general nephrology. Helen currently leads the team and provides clinical consultation and education for patients with early stage kidney disease.

Jackie McNicholas 

Having trained at St Georges hospital in 1992, Jackie has worked in different clinical areas including ITU, Peritoneal Dialysis unit, and then at Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust where she assisted in establishing the AKCC clinic and developed the provision of Advance Care Planning for renal patients. She has been working at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust since September 2019 implementing a Quality improvement project with the aim of improving the experiences of frail older people with advanced kidney disease. Her role has no clinical caseload but is actively involved in working with patients to develop information and support for patients and carers.

Pharmacy team

Rachna Bedi, Senior Lead Renal Pharmacist

Rachna has worked at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust for 16 years and within renal for 12 years. She is an Independent Prescriber with a special interest in glomerulonephritis. She has a particular interest bringing pharmacy innovation to develop better patient care.

Dawn Goodall, Specialist Pharmacist

Dawn is a specialist pharmacist who has worked with the renal and transplant team for over 20 years. She is based in the renal and transplant outpatient clinic and specialises in kidney transplantation, the management of complex medication regimes and optimisation of medicines adherence. 

Hannah Jebb, Specialist Renal Pharmacist

Hannah is a specialist renal pharmacist who has worked within the renal pharmacy team since 2017.She is completing her Clinical Pharmacy Diploma. She has a special interest in diabetes management of renal patients.

Georgia Jordan, Specialist Renal Pharmacist

Georgia is a specialist renal pharmacist who has worked with the renal pharmacy team since 2017.She has recently completed the Independent Prescribing qualification with a specialist area in Adult Polycystic Kidney Disease (APKD).

Sam Mahmoudi, Specialist Renal Pharmacist

Sam is a specialist renal pharmacist who has worked within the renal pharmacy team since 2018.He has recently completed his Clinical Pharmacy Diploma.

Maariya Mahamroot, Specialist Renal Pharmacist

Maariya is specialist pharmacist who has joined the renal pharmacy team in 2019. She is completing her Clinical Pharmacy Diploma

Komal Patel, Specialist Renal Pharmacist

Komal is a specialist renal pharmacist who started her renal career at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ and joined the renal pharmacy at Imperial in 2019.She is an Independent prescriber and the Lead Dialysis Pharmacist.

Pharmacy Technicians

Shagufta Aziz, Senior Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician

Shagufta is a Senior Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician in renal services since 2015. She is supports the renal pharmacy medications homecare team and undertakes regular medication reconciliations for newly admitted patients and medication counselling.

Marta Wieteska, Senior Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician

Marta is a Senior Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician in renal services since 2019. Before starting within the renal pharmacy team with renal she worked as a technician in the trusts outpatient pharmacy. Marta undertakes regular medication reconciliations for newly admitted patients and transplant medication counselling.

Mark Stewart, Renal Pharmacy Dialysis and Homecare prescriptions administrator

He supports provision of medications to the dialysis units and supervises the renal pharmacy homecare service.

Gjergji Bogdani, Renal Pharmacy homecare administrator

Outpatients nursing team

Caroline Clerkin, Renal Transplant Sister

Caroline has been working in Renal Outpatients for 14 years. She works as Renal Transplant Sister and loves her job. She loves knowing all her transplant patients, and loves the team she works with it.

Fabiana Fernandes DeCosta, Transplantation Clinical Nurse Specialist

Fabiana is a clinical nurse specialist in transplantation at the Imperial College NHS Trust. She has been working with transplant patients since 2012 first at the Wessex transplant centre as a HDU nurse and then at the Royal London Hospital as a transplant sister. Her areas of interest include post-transplant care, medication adherence, improving patient involvement and experience.

After qualifying from the Higher School of Nursing of Lisbon, Portugal, she completed her renal specialization at Southampton University. During her training as a transplant sister, she completed her mentorship and work based module in transplantation and helped establish the homecare service at the Royal London Hospital.

Binnie Samuels, Staff Nurse Renal Outpatients

Binnie has been working as a staff nurse in the renal outpatients since she joined the trust a year ago. She has had the opportunity to work at both the St. Mary's and Hammersmith sites. Her specialist interests involve caring for a wide variety of patients coming to the clinic for their various renal and related concerns, being an efficient member of the team and supporting the smooth running of the clinic.

Rafael Santiago, Charge Nurse Renal Outpatients 

Rafael has been working in the NHS for nearly 20 years. He started working in the Main Outpatients in 2002 and moved to Renal Outpatients in 2011. He looks after the Vasculitis, Lupus and Renal Transplant patients. He administers the IV Cyclophospamide in the Vasculitis and Lupus clinic.

Katie Tansey, Renal Outpatients Manager and Transplant CNS

Katie has worked in the Renal Department for over 20 years. She loves all aspects of her job.

She really enjoys working in an area where you get to know your patients very well and can care for their individual needs.

Dejin Yang, Renal Transplant Sister

Dejin has worked in China and Singapore as a nurse for a total of 12 years and she worked for NHS for 15 years. She was trained to be an ICU nurse and worked in ICU for 11 years, before moving to work in the Renal Outpatient clinic as a Transplant Sister.

Counsellors and social support services

Michelle Delon, Renal Social worker

Michelle's started working as a Renal Social Worker in Imperial NHS Healthcare Trust in 2014 supporting vulnerable adults as a medical social worker. Michelle is passionate about supporting renal patients to live well while managing a chronic health conditions. She works as an advocate for patients with various agencies including Social Care, Department of Work and Pensions, Housing and Court and Tribunal Services. She has a particular interest in the impact of poverty on health and in trying to ensure that there is a parity and fairness in the services that people are provided with, advocating for them when they are not able to do so for themselves.

Sheila Goddard, Renal Counsellor

Sheila has worked as a renal counsellor at Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust since 2017. She has a particular interest in mindfulness and compassion in healthcare. She is passionate about supporting people with kidney disease to live well alongside their illness. Sheila qualified as a counsellor in 2009 and worked in a variety of settings including a GP practice, a mental health project and at St Joseph's Hospice in East London. Sheila is a qualified nurse and has worked at the Royal London and St Bartholomew's Hospital London on an oncology ward.

Satellite Head Nurses

Maura Appelbe, Auchi Dialysis Unit Head Nurse

Maura has worked with West London Renal services since 1995 and has worked in satellite units and on the renal wards. She has ran the Acute Dialysis service since 2000, which is based in the Renal building at Hammersmith Hospital. Maura assesses the dialysis requirements for inpatients and complex outpatients. The unit has expanded and adapted to facilitate the needs of our patients. Maura runs a 24/7 service to provide bedside dialysis care and manages a highly skilled team provide who provide a flexible and caring approach in an acute environment.

Claire Edwards, Northwick Park Dialysis Unit Head Nurse

Claire started her nursing career in 1985 as a student nurse. As a qualified nurse, she worked on an acute medical ward before joining the dialysis unit at Watford in 1989. Claire then undertook her specialist renal course in 1995 and moved to Northwick Park in 1996 when the unit was just 15 stations. During her time at NPH the unit has grown in size and vision. Claire is a non-medical prescriber and was the first nurse in the Trust to have completed the competency to prescribe blood products for patients in her care. 

Claire actively participates in research and development in dialysis. She is committed to providing and maintaining high quality care for her patient group & acts as a role model for her team. 

Claire’s vision for Shared Haemodialysis Care and home HD has empowered other members of the team to champion this philosophy. She quotes ‘there is a new found buzz in the unit. Patients say they feel like drivers rather than passengers in their care’. 

Lian Liu, Central Middlesex (Brent) Dialysis Unit Head Nurse

Lian has been working at the Imperial Trust since 2005 after being recruited to the UK from Singapore by the Oxford NHS Trust, where she worked for a year. During her career at Imperial Trust, she worked in the Renal Transplant Clinic at SMH and the Acute dialysis unit at Hammersmith hospital. She was promoted to Sister at the satellite dialysis unit at St Charles dialysis centre, before moving onto the same post at Northwick Park Renal Unit. She is now the head nurse at the dialysis unit at Central Middlesex Hospital. Lian is committed to providing the highest standard of care possible to her patients and encourages this in all her team members.

Kathleen Lynch, St Charles Dialysis Unit Head Nurse

Dihlabelo Edwin Moabi, Charing Cross Dialysis Unit Head Nurse

Edwin takes responsibility for clinical standards, carry out ad hoc Nurse-led clinic, and leads patient experience data collection. He has been a renal nurse for 20 years and is working towards being a Non-Medical prescriber. His research interest is Renal Genomics. This unit is involved in many Research studies run by both the Trust and the Imperial College Research centre.

Virginia Prout, Watford Dialysis Unit Head Nurse

Virginia originally trained to be a nurse at St Mary’s, Paddington, later working at St Thomas’s, and in Liverpool. During her career, she has been Head Nurse at three of Imperial’s Satellite Units, and was Lead Nurse for Dialysis across all Imperial’s units for two years. Virginia has a specialist interest and knowledge in the area of clinical risk management, particularly minimising the risk of bacterial infection and of blood born virus infection amongst those reliant on haemodialysis. She has also done extensive work to improve the care that we are able to give to those people reliant on haemodialysis who are nearing the last stage of life, promoting timely and effective communication, and enabling effective planning and delivery of excellent and local nursing care. 

Colin Smith

Colin has been working at the Imperial Trust since 1996. During his career at Imperial Trust, he worked in the Renal Dialysis Unit at Hammersmith Hospital then transferred to the satellite dialysis unit at Ealing Hospital as a Team Leader. He was promoted to Charge Nurse at the satellite dialysis unit at West Middlesex University Hospital, before moving onto being a Head Nurse looking after three satellite renal dialysis units. He is now the Head Nurse at the dialysis unit at Ealing Hospital. Colin is committed to providing the highest standard of care possible to his patients and encourages this in all her team members.

Live Donor Transplantation Team

Harvinder Kaur Dulku (Vindy)

I joined Renal in April 1994 and started working as a Live Donor Renal Transplant Coordinator since November 1998.My interests lie in promoting living kidney transplantation and Organ Donation within the South Asian Community.

Nicola McKenna

Nicola started working in Renal services at the Hammersmith in 2000 as my first job after I qualified. I worked on D7 ward with the full range of renal medicine, dialysis and transplantation. When Hammersmith Hospital merged with St Mary's in 2005 she joined the de Wardener High Dependency Unit as a Sister. Two and a half years later, Nicola moved to work in Hammersmith Renal Outpatients & in 2008, became Clinic Manager. From here, she also took a lead in looking after the Vasculitis & Lupus patients until she left in September 2019 to join the Live donor transplant team. 

The Renal Nurse Consultant/Lead for Living and Deceased Donor co-ordinator:

Wendy Brown

Live-Donor Co-ordinators:

Nicola Mckenna

Live Donor Nephrologists: 

Marina Loucaidou

Rawya Charif 

Andreas Kousios

Transplant Surgeons:

Frank Dor

Vasilios Papalois

Anand Muthasamy


John Pearson

Claire Ahmad, Specialist Renal Dietitian

Claire is a specialist renal dietitian and has been working at Imperial for the last 21 years having previously worked in the renal units at Guys and in Leicester. She works predominantly with people on haemodialysis providing dietary advice and support to people with kidney disease and their families. Claire is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has a particular interest in staff education

Hannah Boot, Specialist Renal Dietitian

Hannah is a specialist renal dietitian who has recently joined our team. She has previously worked in Birmingham, working in renal medicine for over two years. She works with both inpatients and outpatients, helping advised patients in Kidney clinics, Diabetes clinic and at Haemodialysis dialysis units. Prior to this she has also worked in HIV, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes and General Medicine. 

Sophi Buddo, Specialist Renal Dietitian

Sophi is a renal Dietitian with just over four years of clinical experience in the field of nephrology. Originally from New Zealand, she has been working in the NHS nearly three years and has worked in varying roles providing nutrition therapy in the areas of general nephrology, advanced kidney care, transplantation, haemodialysis and kidney stones. She particularly enjoys working with people to help them achieve their personal health and diet-related goals and ambitions.

Thushara Dassanayake, Clinical Service Lead Dietitian

Thushara manages the Renal and Diabetes Dietetic teams. She has worked for the Trust for over 20 years and strives to ensure consistently expert, collaborative and kind care for people with kidney disease.Thushara manages dietetic student training, lectures on professional practice and qualitative research, is a Quality Improvement Coach and contributes to the British Dietetic Association’s education related programmes.

Tina Dilloway, Specialist Renal Dietitian

Tina is a specialist renal dietitian who has worked at Imperial for the past 15 years.I have gained a wealth of knowledge in nephrology and renal nutrition during this time.I work with haemodialysis, transplant, PD and general nephrology patients supporting them to make dietary changes.Tina is vice-chair of the British Dietetic Association Renal Nutrition Group helping to empower renal dietitians nationally. 

Dr Lina Johansson, Clinical Academic Dietitian

Lina has worked as a renal dietitian for 18 years with a passion for helping people with kidney disease understand how best to eat to help their condition to therefore live life as fully as possible. She also works to find out more about the nutrition related effects of diets, treatments and education on people with kidney disease as well as ways of monitoring the body's nutritional state.

Ruth Kander, Specialist Renal Dietitian

Ruth is a dietitian who specialises in kidney medicine. The main part of Ruth’s work is working with people who are on dialysis and optimising their nutrition. Ruth is also involved in training student dietitians and teaching kidney nutrition at London Universities.

Stella Kourtellidou,Specialist Renal Dietitian

Stella commenced her dietetic career at Imperial12 years ago and has been working as a specialist renal dietitian for the past 8 years. Her role involves working with people with different stages of kidney disease, providing individualised nutritional advice in both hospital and out-patient settings. 

Annabel Leather, Specialist Rotational Dietitian

Annabel is one of our specialist rotational dietitians who is new into the renal team and will be covering both dialysis units and inpatient wards. She has completed rotations in Gastroenterology and Oncology (cancer) and is now looking forward to embarking on her journey into nutrition and kidneys! In her spare time Annabel is undertaking a course in Sports Nutrition and also writes blog posts on social media to help clarify confusing nutrition messages that are abundant online.