Hugh Gallagher is a Consultant Nephrologist at the SW Thames Renal Unit St. Helier Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s University of London . Hugh’s medical training was at Trinity College Cambridge and Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School . He was appointed as the ninth Consultant Nephrologist at the SW Thames Renal Unit in 2004.

Recent activities have included drafting of local guidance for chronic kidney disease and liaison with the Association of British Insurers on the implications of estimated glomerular filtration reporting for the insurance industry. Hugh is a Royal College of Physicians stakeholder for the forthcoming guidance on chronic kidney disease from the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence.

Research and Grants

Hugh was awarded an MSc with Distinction in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1999 and was awarded a PhD by the University of London in 2005 for the research he carried out at the South West Thames Institute for Renal Research.

He is a member of the Epsom and St Helier R&D Executive Committee and head of R&D for the Clinical Networks division. Current research activities include: studies of sodium and endothelial function and chronic kidney disease; and a collaborative study examining the prevalence of 25-vitamin D insufficiency in patients with chronic kidney disease and determinants of the relationship of 25-vitamin D and parathyroid hormone level according to kidney function.

Recent Publications

Gomez G, de Lusignan S, Gallagher H (2006). Chronic kidney disease - a new priority for primary care (editorial). Brit J Gen Pract, 56, 908-10

Lachmann HJ, Goodman HJ , Andrews PA, Gallagher H, Marsh J, Breuer S, Rowczenio RM, Bybee A, Hawkins PN (2006). AA amyloidosis complicating hyperimmunoglobulinemia D with periodic fever syndrome: A report of two cases. Arthritis Rheum, 54, 2010-4

GallagherH, Oleinikov AV, Fenske C, Newman DJ (2004). The adaptor Disabled-2 binds to the third Y xNPxY sequence on the cytoplasmic tail of megalin. Biochimie, 86, 179-1812

Gallagher H, Kwan JTC, Jayne DR (2002). Pulmonary renal syndrome: a 4-year, single-center experience. Am J Kid Dis , 39, 42-47

Newman DJ, Thakkar H, Gallagher H (2000). Does the quality of the proteinuria matter or only the quantity? Clinical Chemistry Acta, 297, 43-54

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