Professor Peter Friend
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
Peter is one of two academic founders of OrganOx and has been its medical director since April 2008, being primarily responsible for the pre-clinical and clinical trials of OrganOx's patented normothermic organ perfusion technology.
Peter is Professor of Transplantation at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford Transplant Centre, where he is responsible for the kidney, small bowel and pancreatic transplant programmes. He is also a Past President of the British Transplantation Society. Earlier in his career, Peter was Clinical Director of the Transplant Centre at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, one of the UK’s leading liver transplant centres and previously, visiting Assistant Professor of Surgery at Indiana University Medical Centre, USA where he established their liver transplant programme.
Peter's research interests lie primarily in novel applications of normothermic organ perfusion, ranging from its use for extracorporeal support to preservation and repair prior to transplantation. He has published over 25 papers on the topic of normothermic perfusion, the basis of the OrganOx technology, as well as in the areas of clinical transplantation, immunosuppression, monoclonal antibodies, xenotransplantation, liver perfusion and aspects of general surgery.