Mr David van Dellen MD FRCS

Senior Advisor

Consultant Transplant and Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis Surgeon,
Manchester Royal Infirmary

David van Dellen graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and undertook basic surgical training in Durban, South Africa. He came to the UK and pursued higher surgical training in both General Surgery and Transplantation in the West Midlands and Manchester. His MD thesis examined the role of apoptosis in the molecular development of Barrett’s metaplasia.

His transplant training was performed between the Birmingham Renal Unit and the Manchester Transplant Unit and incorporated Renal and Pancreatic Transplantation as well as training in Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis (EPS) surgery. He undertook a post-CCT fellowship in live donation and EPS surgery in Manchester and was appointed as a Consultant Transplant Surgeon at the Manchester Royal Infirmary in January 2012. He has active roles in the renal and pancreas transplantation and vascular access services and is the academic lead for the department. He is also one of the consultants providing the national EPS service from Manchester.

He has served as chairman of the Carrel Club for Transplant Trainees, has sat on the British Transplantation Council as the trainee representative and has previously served on the BTS Training and Education Committee.

He has several peer-reviewed publications and active research interests in vascular access, pancreatic transplantation, risk assessment in transplantation and the pathogenesis and surgical management of EPS.