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

The SWTC team includes:

Transplant Surgeons:

Mr David Stell, Consultant Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon. (Surgical Lead for Renal Transplantation)

Mr Jamie Barwell, Consultant Transplant & Vascular Surgeon.

Mr Somaiah Aroori, Consultant Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon.

Mr Aditya Kanwar, Consultant Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon.

Miss Charlotte Hitchins, Consultant Transplant & Hepatobilary Surgeon.

Mr Shahzar Mailk, Associate Specialist in Transplantation. 


Transplant Nephrologists:

Dr Imran Saif, Consultant Nephrologist & Director of SWTC

Dr Kristian Houlberg, Consultant Physician & Nephrologist and Clinical Lead

Professor Wai Tse, Consultant Nephrologist

Dr Richard Powell, Consultant Nephrologist

Dr Hilary Cramp, Consultant Nephrologist

Dr Andrew Connor, Consultant Nephrologist

Dr Rebecca Herbert Consultant Nephrologist

Dr Austin Hunt, Consultant in Renal and Acute Medicine

Dr Aileen Coupe, Consultant in Renal and Acute Medicine 


Specialist Nurses:

Linda Boorer, Lead Nurse for Renal Transplantation

Phil Isaac, Transplant Nurse Practitioner

Martine King, Transplant Nurse Practitioner

Tirion Rogers, Transplant Nurse Practitioner

Victoria Smith, Transplant Nurse Practitioner

Margaret Wilton, Transplant Support Practitioner

Telephone: 01752 439957


Living Donation:

Laura Ashwin, Living Donor Transplant Co-ordinator

Charlotte Hart, Living Donor Transplant Co-ordinator

Telephone: 01752 439955


SWTC Administration:

Natalie Mitchell, Transplant Administration Coordinator 

Telephone: 01752 439957

Olivia Preen, Transplant Support Secretary

Telephone: 01752 430337


Additional Clinical Services:

Olivera Gjorgjimajkoska, Histocompatibility& Immunogenetics 

Sandra Wood, Renal Dietitian

Renal Unit - (Mayflower ward) Telephone: 01752 431485



How to get to the South West Transplant Centre

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. 

Hearts Together Lodge
7 Blunts Lane, Plymouth. PL6 8BE
Tel 01752 315900

Hearts Together 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 located just a short distance from the University Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, The Nuffield Hospital and the Hyperbaric Treatment Centre and offers 27 rooms in total and each has its own private en-suite bathroom. Once you are checked in, Hearts Together is accessible to you 24 hours a day, giving you full flexibility to come and go as you need to.

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