Peter Friend MD, FRCS

University of Oxford

Peter Friend obtained his medical degree (MB BChir) from the University of Cambridge (Magdalene College). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) and has a doctoral degree (MD) from the University of Cambridge. After specialist training, he spent a year as Assistant Visiting Professor of Surgery, Indiana University, USA. In 1989, he returned to the UK as Lecturer in Surgery (Honorary Consultant Surgeon), University of Cambridge; he was also Fellow and Director of Studies in Medicine, Magdalene College, Cambridge. In 1999, he was appointed as Professor of Transplantation, University of Oxford (Honorary Consultant Surgeon); he is also Director of the Oxford Transplant Centre and Fellow of Green Templeton College. Peter Friend’s clinical commitments include organ transplantation (kidney, pancreas, intestine), hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. He heads a translational transplant research group and is author of scientific papers and chapters on clinical transplantation, immunosuppression, monoclonal antibodies, xenotransplantation, liver perfusion and aspects of liver, pancreatic and general surgery. He is a past-president of the British Transplantation Society. He is a co-founder of OrganOx, a spin-out company of the University of Oxford, established to commercialize the normothermic perfusion methodology developed in the laboratory.