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Professor Christopher Winearls

Roles and subjects

Emeritus Fellow



Professor Christopher Winearls is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow and former Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Medicine at Jesus College.

Academic Background

MBChB (Cape Town), D.Phil. (Oxon), FRCP

I qualified in Medicine in 1973 from University of Cape Town, before becoming a Rhodes Scholar at Keble College from 1975-8. I obtained my D.Phil. in Transplant Immunology in the Nuffield Department of Surgery, supervised by Professor Sir Peter Morris, FRS. I undertook specialist training in nephrology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School London 1982-1988. I am now Associate Professor of Medicine, Oxford University and a retired Consultant Nephrologist at the Oxford Kidney Unit Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (1988-2019). Elected FRCP 1992.

Undergraduate Teaching

Formerly: Clinical Medicine – nephrology; Examiner Final BM.

Postgraduate Teaching

Myeloma kidney; CKD; Anaemia of renal disease; Formerly Examiner Graduate Entry; Royal College of Physicians.

Research Interests

Polycystic Kidney Disease, Myeloma, Erythropoietin Iron metabolism in haemodialysis, Chronic Kidney Disease epidemiology.

Family and hobbies

Married to Beryl, a science school mistress and four sons – two medics, a vet and a chemistry school master. Gardner – Roses, dinghy sailor, very amateur historian, walking my spaniel.

Other Information

Clinical Director Oxford University Covid-19 Early Alert Service  (2021)

Member of Council of Medical Defence Union

Expert Witness in nephrology

Trustee Oxford Kidney Unit Trust Fund


Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College:

See also Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine website.