The South West Transplant Centre

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The South West Transplant Centre (SWTC) has a large team of specialist doctors, and allied health care professionals dedicated to providing first class care to patients with kidney disease.

Hospital Switchboard - 01752-202082


The Southwest Transplant Team

How to get to the South West Transplant Centre

Where to Stay in Plymouth


The Southwest Transplant Team

The SWTC team includes:

Transplant Surgeons:

Mr Jamie Barwell, Consultant Transplant & Vascular Surgeon. (Surgical Lead for Renal Transplantation)

Mr Jacob Akoh, Consultant Transplant & General Surgeon.

Mr David Stell, Consultant Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon.

Mr Somaiah Aroori, Consultant Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon.

Mr Shahzar Mailk, Transplant Surgery Fellow

Mr Aditya Kanwar, Consultant Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon


Transplant Nephrologists:

Dr Imran Saif, Consultant Nephrologist & Director of SWTC

Dr Peter Rowe, Consultant Nephrologist

Professor Wai Tse, Consultant Nephrologist

Dr Hilary Cramp, Consultant Nephrologist

Dr Kristian Houlberg, Consultant Physician & Nephrologist and Clinical Lead

Dr Austin Hunt, Consultant in Renal and Acute Medicine

Dr Andy Connor, Consultant Nephrologist

Dr Girish Bommayya, Consultant in Renal and Acute Medicine

Dr Rebecca Herbert Consultant Nephrologist


Specialist Nurses:

Linda Boorer, Lead Nurse for Renal Transplantation

Phil Isaac, Transplant Nurse Practitioner

Martine King, Transplant Nurse Practitioner

Abi Swift, Transplant Support Practitioner

Tirian Rogers, Transplant Nurse Practitioner

Telephone: 01752 439957


Living Donation:

Laura Ashwin, Living Donor Transplant Co-ordinator

Leanne Savage, Living Donor Transplant Co-ordinator

Telephone: 01752 439955


SWTC Administration:

Brett Hamilton, Transplant Administration Coordinator 

Telephone: 01752 439957


Additional Clinical Services:

Olivera Gjorgjimajkoska, Histocompatibility& Immunogenetics 

Sean Carey Lead Histocompatibility& Immunogenetics

Sandra Wood, Renal Dietitians

Lauren Hall, Renal Pharmacist

Renal Unit - (Mayflower ward) Telephone: 01752 431485



How to get to the South West Transplant Centre


How to find us

Transport links to the hospital

Satnav: Enter postcode for the hospital 'PL6 8DH'

Find us on Google maps

Parking at Derriford Hospital


Where to Stay in Plymouth

There are plenty of hotels and B&Bs located within the city of Plymouth and surrounding areas. 

Heartswell Lodge
Blunts Lane, Plymouth. PL6 8BE
Tel 01752 315900

Heartswell Lodge is a purpose-built lodge for people visiting patients and is situated near the University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. It enables partners, carers, relatives and friends who would have difficulty travelling to and from Plymouth every day to stay nearby for as long as they need. It is only six minutes’ walk away from the hospital and has 27 rooms.

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