Editorial board member | Dr. Rafael Eduardo Chavez C
Dr. Rafael Eduardo Chavez C
Consultant Surgeon University Hospital of Wales
Transplant and General Surgery Directorates
Dr. Rafael E Chavez is a Consultant Surgeon in University Hospital of Wales and Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Cardiff University School of Medicine.
He received his PhD from Cambridge University. He got qualified in Medicine and worked as a Specialist in General Surgery at the Central University of Venezuela. He then worked as a Senior Lecturer and Consultant Surgeon at the University Hospitals of Caracas, where he obtained extensive experience in gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary surgery and emergency and trauma surgery. He was actively involved in research and teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. He worked as a Clinical Fellow in transplantation at Addenbrookes Hospital for nine years where he performed renal transplants and liver transplants, vascular access and general surgery on transplant and dialysis patients and a very substantial number of multiorgan donor procedures.
Dr. Chavez became Lead for Quality and Safety of Transplantation and Nephrology at UHW. He became Research and Development Lead for the Surgery Clinical Board. His Research interests include areas of ischemia and reperfusion. In recent years he had specifically worked in renal ischemia and reperfusion in the rat, with a focus on complement, leukocyte and endothelial activation and molecular events of preconditioning. He also participate in multicentre clinical trials, of which he has been Principal Investigator for the UK. Dr. Chavez has authored numerous papers and book chapters, mostly in the area of transplantation and gastrointestinal surgery.