Dr Rik Thomas

Dr Rik ThomasEmail: rik.thomas@uclh.nhs.uk

Location:
University College Hospital

Specialities:
Critical care, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine

Professional background

Studied medicine at St. George's Hospital Medical School, graduating in 2003. Anaesthetic training from 2005, moving to Barts and The London School of Anaesthesia in 2008. Research Fellow St Bartholomew's Hospital 2011 – 2012, Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Care rotation 2012 – 2013, diploma in Immediate Medical Care (RCS Ed) in 2014. Awarded Joint CCT in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine and appointed at UCLH in 2015.

External Appointments:  Podcast Editor for the British Journal of Anaesthesia; HEMS Doctor, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust.

Research interests

Human factors in acute medical care

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journals: 
Sathyamoorthy T, Sandhu G, Tezera L, Thomas R, Singhania A, Woelk CH, Dimitrov BD,
Agranoff D, Evans CA, Friedland JS, Elkington PT. Gender-dependent differences in plasma matrix metalloproteinase-8 elevated in pulmonary tuberculosis. PloS One 2015 Jan 30;10(1):e0117605

Thomas R, Thanthulage S. Intracranial hypotension headache after uncomplicated caudal
epidural injection. Case Report in Anaesthesia 2012 Apr;67(4):416-9

Textbook
Middleton, Philips, Thomas & Stacey. Physics in Anaesthesia. Scion Publishing 2012

Podcasts
Over 40 podcasts since 2013, catalogued at - http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/bjaint/podcast_episodes.html

GMC/GDC number: 6078558