Dr Christopher Lawrence
BSc (Hons), MBBS, LLM, MD (Res), MRCP (UK) (Nephrology)
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.
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Harpenden Hospital.
BSc / Imperial College, London / 1998
Bachelor of Science degree in cardiovascular medicine
MBBS / Imperial College, London / 2001
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
LLM / De Montfort Law School / 2009
Masters in Law
MD(Res) / Imperial College, London / 2014
Doctorate in transplant immunology
MRCP(UK) / Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom / 2004
Postgraduate Medical Diploma
MRCP (Nephrology) / Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom / 2004
Specialty Certificate Examination in nephrology
Joint clinical lead for transplantation
Clinical lead for nephrology at St Albans City Hospital
Consultant Nephrologist with a specialty interest in transplantation at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital
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.