Lancing College, and Guy’s Hospital Medical School, London.
Calne is a fellow of the Royal Society and was Professor of Surgery at Cambridge University between 1965 and 1998 where he initiated the kidney transplant program He was Harkness Fellow at Harvard Medical School from 1960-1961. Much of his subsequent work has been concerned with the improvement of immunosuppression techniques aimed at prolonging the life of liver transplant recipients.
He is currently the Yoah Ghim Professor of Surgery at the National University of Singapore.
He was elected to the Royal Society in 1974. He was awarded the 1984 Lister Medal for his contributions to surgical science.
The corresponding Lister Oration, given at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, was delivered on 21 May 1985, and was titled "Organ transplantation: from laboratory to clinic". In 1990 he received the Ellison-Cliffe Medal from the Royal Society of Medicine.
His portrait, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, was painted by John Bellany in 1991.
Calne is a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association and he is an Honorary Vice-President of the Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club. The gallery has the largest collection of Calne"s works, ranging from works on paper, board, canvas and sculpture.
Calne is an artist, and is a member of the art group Group 90 in Singapore.
Married Patricia Doctorate. Whelan in 1956.