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Pankaj  Chandak

Pankaj Chandak

Transplant Surgery SpR London Deanery and Research Fellow, KCL School of Immunology and Microbial Sciences & UCL/ICH Centre of Developmental Biology, Stem and Regenerative Medicine.


Pankaj is a transplant surgical trainee in London Deanery and research fellow at King’s College London and Institute of Child Health, UCL, having completed his PhD in overcoming immunological and surgical barriers in complex transplantation under Professor Anthony Dorling and Professor Nizam Mamode. His scientific interests are in machine perfusion of human organs for therapeutic manipulation, regeneration and repair and complex paediatric transplantation. He is also active in public engagement in science. His research led to the use of 3D printing for complex paediatric transplantation and the development of a translational human transplant model of antibody mediated rejection using normothermic machine perfusion. He has been invited speaker to several societies including The Royal Society and The Royal Institution and has received several awards including The British Science Association Charles Darwin Award Lecture, The Royal College of Surgeons of England Lister Medal and Prize and The Royal College of Surgeons Arnott Lecture and Medal. He has made appearances for BBC and film and BBC World Service Radio and set up the UK's first Children's Transplant Choir with BBC Children in Need. He is also medical director and advisor to the Netflix Series The Crown and has acted in several episodes. In 2023, he was awarded The Hunterian Professorship by The Royal College of Surgeons of England as well as the King's Health Partner's Bulkley Barry Cooper Professorship Lecture. He was elected a Fellow of The Linnean Society and a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 2023, having been awarded the RPS Combined Royal Colleges Medal for advances in imaging sciences. Pankaj is also current Co-Chair of the International Paediatric Transplant Association Membership and Communications Committee.