Consultant Profile

Dr  Christopher Lawrence

Dr  Christopher Lawrence BSc(Hons) MBBS LLM MD(Res) MRCP(UK)(Nephrology)
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • General medicine
    • Nephrology
Special clinical interests:

Kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, diabetic nephropathy, renovascular disease, proteinuria, nephrotic syndrome, chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, UTI, renal stones, transplantation, lupus, Ig A nephropathy, FSGS, membranous, minimal change disease, haematuria, kidney biopsy, immunosuppression

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London

Member of the Renal Association

Member of the British Transplantation Society

Member of the European Organs for Transplantation Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585 112
Private secretary:
Alison Powell
Private secretary telephone number:
01438 286 367 and 07983 291 078
Private secretary fax:
01438 286 368
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I have been a consultant nephrologist, based in Hertfordshire, since 2012. Although I have a particular interest in transplantation I also have a large general nephrology practice based at the Lister in Stevenage and St Albans City Hospital. I particularly specialise in looking after patients with kidney conditions at all stages of chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury. I am a practical nephrologist, and well versed in procedures, especially kidney biopsies. Working as a nephrologist means that I see a wide range of medical problems and liaise in my day to day work with a large team of specialists. This means that I am also able to see patients with general medical problems.

There are a vast range of kidney problems. My particular skill is in detecting whether a kidney problem exists, whether it is significant and what investigations and subsequently treatments are required (if any).  The prospect of kidney disease is often daunting for patients. I am able to add calm and confident reassurance where appropriate and help people to come to the best possible plan of action to best address their problems.

I am the joint lead for transplantation and the lead for nephrology services at St Albans City Hospital, in both of these roles I have contributed to an increase in patient numbers and an improvement in the quality of the service experienced by patients.

I am actively involved in academic research and I am the local lead investigator for an international randomised clinical trial in the treatment of lupus nephritis.

Personal profile:

In my spare time I enjoy cooking, spending time with my children and watching motorsports (especially formula 1). I love to travel and have been fortunate that my research has taken me around the world, from Vienna to Rio.

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Dr  Christopher Lawrence

Dr  Christopher Lawrence General medicine Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

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