Clinical expertise

Dr Neill Duncan has a wide range of expertise including:

  • haemodialysis
  • home dialysis
  • renal transplantation including the failing graft
  • chronic kidney disease
  • acute kidney injury
  • adult polycystic kidney disease
  • hypertension and renovascular disease
  • diabetic kidney disease
  • renal stones
  • advanced kidney care CKD stage 5

He has also been working with the adult congenital heart disease group at the Royal Brompton Hospital to better understand how this condition affects renal function.


Dr Duncan qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, University of London 1995 with distinctions in pharmacology and therapeutics and merit in medicine and pathology. During medical school, he exercised his interest in anthropology with an intercalated BSc at University College London in 1992. He gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians, London 1998 with a fellowship awarded in 2009.

He became an associate fellow higher education academy in 2015 teaching as Royal College Tutor training junior doctors and was educational supervisor of the year in the division of medicine at Imperial College in 2019. He co-founded the International Society of Nephrology Sisterhood with a hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka 2019, with the objective of universal health care. He achieved a diploma certificate in medical leadership from Birkbeck University in 2021.

As a specialist registrar at St Mary’s Hospital, London his research interests were diverse including investigating chronic kidney disease in the Indo-Asian community, dialysis access and treatment of nephrotic syndrome. He was appointed renal consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in 2005 and works at Hammersmith Hospital with extensive clinical experience in nephrology, dialysis and transplantation. He is clinical lead and research lead for dialysis. He has honorary consultancy at Northwick Park Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital.

He is a member of UK Kidney Association, the American Society of Nephrology, the International Society of Nephrology and the European Society for Artificial Organs. He has supervised postgraduate studies for trainees, he supports nurses and pharmacists as independent medical prescribers and has led a biannual Dialysis Academy a multidisciplinary course to improve patient care.


Dr Neill Duncan’s current research interests are in stroke and heart disease in patients with renal disease, vascular access for haemodialysis, home haemodialysis, and renal transplant recipients with declining renal function enabling patient choice with 67 published papers.