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Frank Dor

Frank Dor


Hammersmith Hospital Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK

Frank Dor studied Medicine in Antwerp and at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (MD, cum laude). After a postdoctoral fellowship in Boston, USA at Harvard Medical School, Frank was trained as an abdominal transplant surgeon at the Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He continued working there as a Consultant Transplant Surgeon and Surgical Director of Kidney Transplantation. He joined the Imperial College Renal and Transplant Centre at Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK, in 2016 as Consultant Transplant Surgeon and Lead for Transplantation.

Frank is an active clinical and translational scientist, and a passionate educationalist. He served as Chair of ESOT’s education committee, as Hesperis Course chair, and is Director of the ESOT Live Donor Nephrectomy Course, Council Member of ESOT (ambassadorship and communication, editor of Grafts & Facts), Council Member of the British Transplantation Society, Chair of the BTS Chapter of Surgeons, Deputy-Chair of the Kidney Advisory Group of NHS Blood and Transplant, member of the European Surgical Association, Chair of the Clinical Ethics Committee of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and UK national delegate of the UEMS Division for Transplant Surgery. He is an advisor to the Peter Morris Centre for Evidence in Transplantation. He has been Secretary General of the European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR) and Senior Secretary of the UEMS Division for Transplant Surgery.

Frank is Academic Editor of PLOSOne, Associate Editor of Transplantation, European Surgical Research, and the World Journal of Transplantation, and editorial board member of several other transplant and surgical journals.

He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and books.


Kim I, Maggiore U, Knight SR, Rana Magar R, Pengel LHM, Dor FJMF. Pre-emptive living donor kidney transplantation: A public health justification to change the default. Front Public Health. 2023 Mar 17;11:1124453. [PMID:37006536]

Rana Magar R, Knight S, Stojanovic J, Marks SD, Lafranca JA, Turner S, Dor FJMF, Pengel LHM. Is Preemptive Kidney Transplantation Associated With Improved Outcomes when Compared to Non-preemptive Kidney Transplantation in Children? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Transpl Int. 2022;35:10315 [PMID:35368639]

Sneiders D, Houwen T, Pengel LHM, Polak WG, Dor FJMF, Hartog H. Systematic review and meta-analysis of posttransplant hepatic artery and biliary complications in patients treated with transarterial chemoembolization before liver transplantation. Transplantation. 2018; 102 (1): 88-96. [PMID:28885493]