Dr Afzal Chaudhry
Consultant Nephrologist, Chief Clinical Information Officer and Associate Lecturer

BSc MA PhD MBCS FHEA FRCP FAcadMEd admissions.

Professional bodies : 
  • Chairman, Renal Association Terminology Committee
  • Secondary Care representative, NHS England Standardisation Committee for Care Information

Dr Chaudhry trained at St George's London and went onto complete his renal training at Hammersmith Hospital / Imperial College in London including a PhD on autoimmune renal disease. He was appointed as a Consultant Nephrologist in Cambridge in 2003 and clinically works predominantly in the fields of renal transplantation and autoimmune vasculitis.

Dr Chaudhry has led the development of the Transplant Unit's IT system to support the bulk of the work of the solid organ transplant programmes in the Eastern region and has developed a number of software packages in conjunction with the Tissue Typing department in Cambridge to streamline the organ matching process. He now, as the Trust's Chief Clinical Information Officer, leads the Trust's eHospital programme to transition to a full electronic patient record in October 2014.

Nationally Dr Chaudhry has worked extensively with the UK Renal Registry to develop and refine analytical and data visualisation strategies include authoring a novel online data portal providing patients, clinicians, commissioners and others with a "self-service" reporting tool for data from all UK dialysis centres. He now chairs the UK Renal Data Collaboration meetings - a program to harmonise the various clinical datastreams in the support of patients, their care and their clinicians by bringing together the informatics arms of the UK and Scottish Renal Registries, the Northern Ireland Nephrology Forum, the Welsh Renal Clinical Network, the British Association of Paediatric Nephrologists, PatientView, the Registry for Rare Renal Diseases and NHS Blood and Transplant.

Dr Chaudhry has over 50 published peer-reviewed papers including transplantation related informatics and has contributed as author or editor to a number of texts.