Dr Simon Clarke

Dr Simon ClarkeTel: 020 3447 3343
Fax: 020 3447 9604
Email: simon.clarke15@nhs.net

University College Hospital

Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Theatres

Professional background

Trained at Manchester University, graduating 1991. Worked in Manchester for 1½ years before going to Australia for 2 years. Worked in Emergency Medicine for 2 of the first 3 years after qualifying. On returning back to the UK worked in Blackburn, North Manchester for 1 year where I commenced my Anaesthetic Training. Then continued my Anaesthetic Training in Tayside, Scotland for over 2½ years. Came to London at the end of 1999 where I joined the North West Thames / Imperial Anaesthetic Registrar Rotation. Worked in Ealing for 1 year, back to Australia (Fremantle, Perth) for a year, then at Charing Cross, Queen Charlotte’s, Chelsea & Westminster and The Marsden, before finishing as an Airway Fellow at UCH / Middlesex and The Royal National Nose,Throat & Ear Hospital. Appointed as a Consultant at UCH in 2003.

Research interests

  • Interest in anaesthesia for head & neck surgery
  • ENT
  • Maxillo-facial surgery and difficult airways
  • Teaching Fibreoptic Skills & Training in Difficult Airway Management


Undiagnosed myasthenia gravis unmasked by neuromuscular blockade.
M.F. Dunsire, S.G. Clarke, J.J. Stedman
British Journal of Anaesthesia 2001; 86: 727-730

Laryngoscopy conditions in spontaneously breathing patients: an incremental step-up regimen using propofol by target controlled infusion.
M.F. Dunsire and S.G. Clarke
British Journal of Anaesthesia 2002; 88: 316

Evaluation of a model for surgical airway training
S.G. Clarke and S.M. Yentis
Anaesthesia 2003; 58: 506

A homemade model for training in cricothyrotomy
S.S. Varaday, S.M. Yentis and S.G Clarke
Anaesthesia 2004; 59: 1012-1015

Postoperative visual loss following prone spinal surgery
D. Kamming and S.G. Clarke
British Journal of Anaesthesia 2005; 95: 257-260

A randomised comparison of the single use LMA Flexible™ with the reusable LMA Flexible™ in paediatric dental day-case patients
P. Flynn, F. Ahmed, V. Mitchell, A. Patel, S.G. Clarke
Anaesthesia 2007; 62: 1281-1284

Anaesthesia for reconstruction of head and neck defects using microvascular tissue transfer
S.K. Nadarajan, S.G. Clarke, V. Mitchell, N. Kalavrezos, P Ramasamy
CPD Anaesthesia 2008; 10 (1): 17-23

GMC/GDC number: 3480939