Mr Titus Augustine
Consultant Transplant, Endocrine and General Surgeon
MBBS; MS; FRCSEd (Gen. Surg / Transplantation)
Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery and Surgery for Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis.
Medical training from St.John’s National Institute of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India, 1984. Worked two years in a leprosy hospital in rural India before returning to St.John’s, in 1986 for postgraduate training in Surgery. On completion of MS, in 1989 joined faculty as lecturer in Surgery , promoted to Assistant professor in 1991. Came to the UK in 1992, completed the Edinburgh FRCS, while working at the Hammersmith hospital, London. Joined the Manchester surgical rotation in 1994, joining the MRI transplant unit in 1996. In 1998, joined St. James’s University Hospital Leeds for a Transplant Fellowship, completed the Intercollegiate Examinations and was appointed Consultant at the MRI in 1999.
After appointment, led the revival and development of the pancreas transplant programme in Manchester (2001) following a short sabbatical to the University of Minnesota. Manchester is currently the second largest pancreas transplant programme in the UK. The MRI has performed the first non heart beating pancreas transplant, the first pancreas re-transplant and transplants in the youngest and oldest recipients to date in the UK. In 2002 introduced laparoscopic hand assisted donor nephrectomy, and am currently mentoring consultant colleagues in the procedure. In 2005, introduced laparoscopic adrenalectomy. In 2007 started developing a national surgical service for encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis.
Member of the United Kingdom Pancreas Task Force, British Transplantion Society Training Committee member and member of the UK EPS Research Group. Several publications with research interests in Pancreas Transplantation and surgery for Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis.