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Robert Carroll

Dr Carroll, together with A/Prof Toby Coates and Dr Shilpa Jesudason at the Centre for Clinical and Experimental Transplantation, is focussed on the complications of immunosuppression.

He has published on the ability to predict cancer development in patients by assessing for the presence of Regulatory T cells (Treg). He has also published how this phenotype is altered by anti cancer medications eg sirolimus. Dr Carroll is currently establishing a national ELISPOT testing framework for immune monitoring of transplant patients using the CTOT (clinical trials in organ transplantation) assays.

He has recently returned from a Regulatory T cell immunology research degree with Prof Kathryn Wood, Nuffield Department of Surigical Sciences, University of Oxford. 

Dr Carroll is currently a Transplant Nephrologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and supervising Mr Chris Hope into his 3rd year of a PhD, with the University of Adelaide, in immune monitoring in transplant patients. 

Dr Carroll has clinical interests in the transition of young adults with renal problems and has established a Young Adult Renal Clinic utilising the premises of The Second Story Youth Health Service.


BM BCh (Oxon) FRACP DM (Oxon)


2009 TSANZ Mark Cocks Award
2010 RACP Jacquot Research Establishment Award
2010 Cellcept Australia Research Grant Research Award
2012 TTS-TSANZ Basic Science Mentee-Mentor Award



Immune Phenotype predicts risk of post transplantantion squamous cell carcinoma

J Am Soc Nephrol 2010 Apr; 21(4):713-22

Conversion to sirolimus in kidney transplant recipients with squamous cell cancer and changes in immune phenotype 

Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation 2012 Dec 7; doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfs474

Incidence and prediction of skin cancer post renal transplantation

Am J Kidney Dis. 2003 Mar; 41(3): 676-83

Experiences and perspectives of adolescents and young adults with advanced kidney disease

American Journal of Kidney Disease accepted 25th September 2012

Quality of life of young adults with chronic kidney disease

Clinical Journal American Society of Nephrology accepted 16 November 2012