Bench Side Story continues with Dr Michael Collins, a kidney transplant specialist at Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia.
He is the Principal Investigator of a trial called the BEST Fluids trial, which has recently been completed and showed which was the best treatment in terms of intravenous fluids to use for kidney transplant recipients.
Since he was a young child, Dr Collins, has been interested in kidney failure and kidney transplants in particular. His father was also a kidney specialist, and he used to sit by the phone when his father, was on call and ringing people who were being offered a kidney transplant. The joy in their voices through this interaction created a lasting and profound impact on Dr Collins. This carried through his career and today he continues to seek better outcomes for Kidney patients.