Dr William Petchey
Dr William Petchey is a Consultant Nephrologist and Physician working at the West Suffolk and Addenbrooke’s Hospitals. After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Southampton, he received scholarships from both the NHMRC and the University of Queensland to study at the Centre of Research Excellence – Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Disorders (Brisbane, Australia). His PhD thesis examined the pleiotropic role of vitamin D in the cardiovascular risk profile of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. Upon completion, he returned to the UK, and after finishing higher training undertook a post-CCT Translational Research fellowship at the Oxford Transplant Centre. During this time he was involved with the ONE Study; a first-in-man trial of cellular immunotherapy in solid organ transplantation, the results of which were recently published (Lancet 2020).
Dr Petchey’s research interests include cardiovascular risk modification in patients with renal disease, immunomodulation and immunosuppression reduction in transplant recipients. He is currently Principal Investigator on several interventional drug trials, he has received competitive research funding, and he has a number of peer-reviewed publications to his name.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to full-time clinical practice, Dr Petchey has been closely involved in local resilience planning and advising on future health strategy within his Trust.