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Dr Richard Trompeter

Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist

Telephone:
020 7935 2023
Email:
r.trompeter@hspg.org.uk

Biography

Dr Richard Trompeter is Emeritus Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH), London, and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist and Clinical Academic at University College London Centre for Nephrology, The Royal Free Hospital. He is a graduate of Guy’s Hospital School of Medicine, London.

He trained in paediatric nephrology at GOSH and the Institute of Child Health where as a research fellow he developed an interest in nephrotic syndrome, which remains a major clinical and academic part of his career. He completed his training at Guy’s where between 1979 -1983 and was privileged to be part of the team responsible for pioneering kidney transplantation in some of the youngest children in the UK at that time.

He was appointed as Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist at The Royal Free Hospital in 1984 and set up the renal transplant programme for children in the north of London and subsequently established the dialysis and kidney transplant programme for children at GOSH in 1986, and became a full time Consultant at GOSH in 1989. The transplant service developed a national and international reputation, and he was a major participant in initial randomised clinical trials to demonstrate efficacy of various immunosuppressive regimens.

He was appointed the first Chairman of the GOSH Clinical Ethics Committee in 2000.

He retired from GOSH in 2009 and set up the first Transition Service for young adults with CKD at the UCL Centre for Nephrology at The Royal Free Hospital campus. Current research is focussed on the molecular genetics of nephrotic syndrome and the benefit of transition services.

A member of the International Pediatric Transplant Association from 2005, serving on many committees, Council and EC. President from 2013 – 2015 and founding Chairman of the Ethics Committee 2017 -2019.

He is a past President of the Paediatric and Child Health Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, and previously a member of the Ethics Committees of the British Transplant Society, European Renal Association and TTS.

Publications include more than 100 peer reviewed papers, clinical reviews and editorials. His extensive clinical experience covers kidney and bladder problems in all ages of infants and children. He works as a medico legal expert witness in his specialist field .

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