The first European liver transplant was performed in Cambridge by Professor Sir Roy Calne in May 1968.

Professor Sir Roy CalneA national liver transplant program slowly evolved from this by means initially of collaboration with Professor Roger Williams from King's College Hospital, London. The commitment of these two individuals to the field contributed significantly to the success that liver transplantation is today.

In 1991, Dr Graeme Alexander moved from King's College Hospital to Cambridge to set up an independent program. Progressively more liver transplants were performed and with developments in surgical and anaesthetic management, post operative care and immunosuppressive regimens, outcomes have improved dramatically with one year survival rates in Cambridge currently reaching 95%.