Patients requiring Intestinal Transplant (IT) either alone or in combination with liver/stomach/pancreas/colon can have a diverse range of primary pathology. Their indication can vary from loss of vascular access and recurrent line infections to end stage liver disease with or without porto-mesenteric vein thrombosis or extensive tumors such as desmoids.
Transplant surgeons and physicians working closely with radiologists are a crucial part of an IT service. Diagnostic imaging and interventions can provide non-transplant treatment options, facilitate transplantation, and treat post-operative complications.
Dr Irum Amin qualified from the University of Cambridge Medical School. Her MChir thesis investigated the role of Microdialysis in Liver Transplantation to assess graft function and rejection. Her higher specialist training in Multivisceral, Liver, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation and General Surgery was completed at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Dr Amin is the first female Transplant Surgical Consultant at Addenbrooke’s. She has been involved in the Multivisceral Transplant Programme at Addenbrooke’s since 2013 and is lead for Multivisceral retrievals.
Sara Upponi undertook her radiology training in Oxford followed by a fellowship in Abdominal imaging at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has been a Consultant Gastrointestinal Radiologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge for the past 13 years with a subspecialty interest in transplant imaging. She is radiology lead for small bowel and multivisceral transplantation at CUH.
Dr Andrew Winterbottom graduated medical school in 1999 in Cardiff, Wales. After obtaining MRCS qualification he completed radiology training in Cambridge in 2009 and has been a Consultant Interventional radiologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital for 12 years. Dr Winterbottom has subspecialist interests that include Endovascular aortic repair, deep venous stenting and Uro-radiology. He is also a regional training programme lead for Interventional radiology and current clinical lead for IR at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.