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Dr Christopher  Lawrence

Dr Christopher Lawrence

Consultant Nephrologist
BSc (Hons) MBBS LLM MD (Res) MRCP (UK) (Nephrology)

"I am looking forward to working with colleagues at Spire Harpenden to deliver the personal touch, delivering great care, when you need it."

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Christopher Lawrence at Spire include:

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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 an educational supervisor for doctors in training.

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.


Clinical Interests

Nephrology

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

Private contact details

Email drlawrence@outlook.com
Website http://www.hertskidneycare.co.uk/
Private secretary Alison Powell
Private secretary telephone 01438 286 367
Private secretary fax 01438 286 368
Private secretary email a.powell@nhs.net
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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc / Imperial College, London / 1998
Bachelor of Science degree in cardiovascular medicine

MBBS / Imperial College, London / 2001
Primary qualification

LLM / De Montfort Law School / 2009
Masters in Law

MD(Res) / Imperial College, London / 2014
Doctorate in transplant immunology

MRCP(UK) / The Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom / 2004
Postgraduate Medical Diploma

MRCP(Nephrology) / The Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom / 2004
Specialty Certificate Examination in nephrology


Professional memberships

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


Professional leadership

Joint clinical lead for transplantation
Clinical lead for nephrology at St Albans City Hospital

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Nephrologist with a specialty interest in transplantation at East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Honorary consultant nephrologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital

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Research and Publication


Articles

Exploring the views of patients not on the transplant waiting list: a qualitative study
01/06/2013

Progressive periodic hypothermia and bradycardia
01/05/2013

Seasonal relapsing minimal change disease: a novel strategy for avoiding long-term immunosuppression
01/07/2012

Preformed complement-activating low-level donor-specific antibody predicts early antibody-mediated rejection in renal allografts.
27/01/2013

Antibody removal before ABO-incompatible renal transplantation: how much plasma exchange is therapeutic?
27/11/2011

Anti-CTLA-4 (CD 152) monoclonal antibody-induced autoimmune interstitial nephritis.
02/08/2009

Complement-binding anti-HLA antibodies and kidney transplantation
02/01/2014

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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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