Professor Derek Manas is a Consultant Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon at Newcastle’s Institute of Transplantation.
Professor Manas was educated and trained in Cape Town, South Africa and completed fellowships at ‘Johns Hopkins – USA’ and ‘Paul-Brousse, Paris’. He was the recipient of the ’CJ Adams/Sandoz Traveling Fellowship’ to the UK in 1993 and joined the NHS at the Freeman Hospital in 1994.
Having attained a personal chair in Transplantation at Newcastle University in 2007, Professor Manas was instrumental in successfully developing three super-regionally funded transplant programmes in the North East of England – namely: Liver, Pancreas and Islet transplantation – as well as establishing and managing Liver and Pancreas cancer surgery in Newcastle.
Professor Manas is a member of a number of national committees including NICE, Liver and Pancreas Advisory Groups, British Transplant Society and ELTA and was recently involved in re-designing the organ donor retrieval service on a national level. He is also Chair of the Transplant Surgeons Forum and has a well established national and international research reputation in primary liver cancer, radio-frequency ablation of liver tumours and liver transplantation for primary liver cancer.
Professor Manas is the Joint National Clinical Lead for Governance for NHS Blood and Transplant’s Organ Donation and Transplantation Medical Team