Professor Derek Manas

Professor Derek Manas

Ordinary Member

Professor Manas graduated from WITS University in Johannesburg 1980 and completed his surgical training at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. He completed two fellowships at 'Johns Hopkins, Baltimore' and 'Paul-Brousse, Paris'. He was the recipient of the 'CJ Adams/Sandoz Traveling Fellowship' to the UK in 1993 and joined the NHS (Freeman Hospital - Newcastle upon Tyne) in 1994. He attained a personal chair in Transplant and HPB Surgery at Newcastle University in 2007 and has been instrumental in successfully developing a super-regionally funded transplant program in the North East of England as well as establishing an HPB and Abdominal Sarcoma cancer service for the region. He established the first integrated Transplant Institute in the UK, of which he is the current Director.

He was the President of the British Transplantation Society and current Chair of the British Liver Transplant Group (BLTG). He is deputy chair of the NHSBT Liver Advisory Group and NHS England HPB CRG.

Derek has many research interests including novel markers for early detection of HCC and Cholangiocarcinoma, ablation techniques for treating liver tumors, liver transplantation for Cancer, radio-embolization in the management of HCC and Colorectal Liver Metastases and Irreversible electroporation (IRE) for the treatment of Pancreatic Cancer. He has published over 200 peer review publications, 8 book chapters and co-edited 2 books on liver tumors. He is currently an examiner for the FRCS and UEMS and an external examiner for MDs and PhDs. He is a regular reviewer for numerous journals including - BJS, Am J Surgery, EJSO and Am J Transplantation.

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