Cyril Chantler

Cyril Chantler

Sir Cyril Chantler (1939- )

As a young research fellow, Cyril Chantler developed with Norman Veall Cr-51 EDTA clearance which became a clinical standard for measurement of GFR. After a period in San Francisco with Mac Holliday  studying nutrition and growth in children with kidney disease, he returned to the UK to Guy’s Hospital where he was appointed consultant paediatric nephrologist in 1973.  One of the first paediatric nephrologists in the UK he played a key role in the establishment of the specialty, working with Martin Barratt and Dick White to develop a national framework for the effective provision for treatment of children with kidney disease, which was eventually accepted and implemented by the Department of Health.

He later became  Principal of the United Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical and Dental Schools, and then Chair of UCL Partners.


Interviews with Cyril Chantler:

Interviewed by the Royal College of Physicians (link)

Interviewed by John Feehally for Kidney Research UK in 2018  (coming soon).



Last Updated on April 8, 2023 by John Feehally