Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine 

The Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine comprises 60 consultants, 36 trainees and four physician anaesthetic assistants supported by an administrative and management team, delivering anaesthesia for over 220 sessions each week. Our clinical work across three sites is varied and includes thoracic surgery, obstetrics, inpatient and day-case surgery, chronic and acute pain, pre-assessment and exercise testing, imaging, endoscopy and radiotherapy. Much of this work has seen a large growth in the past five years.

 The department has three core aims:

  • Excellence in clinical care
  • The highest standards of Education & Training
  • World Class Research.

Clinical excellence

High quality clinical care is our priority. As an acute speciality dealing with situations that can quickly change, our focus is  patient safety, being clinically effective and ensuring that patients experience of anaesthesia is as pleasant as possible. We see everyone before surgery so that our patients   have a chance to discuss their anaesthetic. Our consultant-led emergency and obstetric theatres ensure that patients needing urgent surgery get the highest quality care. There is always a ‘duty consultant Anaesthetist’ available to help with planning care, challenging cases and to organize the anaesthetic team to meet the demands of the day.

Education

The department has a strong tradition of excellence in education. A number of our consultants are examiners at the Royal College of Anaesthetists we also run a number of local, national and international meetings and courses. Because we recognize that medicine never stands still we are committed to developing our institution as a centre of excellence with regard to teaching and training including high fidelity simulator based training.

Our anaesthetic trainees come from the ‘Central School of Anaesthesia’ and are supervised whilst consultants completing modules in a variety of clinical areas. They range from foundation year trainees to experienced fellows gaining expertise in specialist areas at the end of their training. We have a weekly departmental meeting (Friday 8am), teaching sessions and research presentations.

Research & Academic Activities

The research activities (including our research fellows) are part of the wider‘Centre for Anaesthesia’. We believe that whilst anaesthesia is safe, we know there are aspects of surgery, anaethesia, pain medicine and critical care requiring more research, as our knowledge is incomplete. In some areas there are uncertainties about the benefits of particular approaches or treatments. We have an active programme of research including cardiovascular optimisation, medical devices, postoperative outcomes, cardiac imaging, altitude medicine and mechanisms of organ dysfunction.

Dr Elisa Bertoja
Consultant

Dr Natasha Curran
Consultant

Dr James Holding
Consultant

Dr Viki Mitchell
Consultant

Professor Michael (Monty) G Mythen
Consultant

Dr Robert Stephens
Consultant

Dr Georges Iskandar
Consultant

Dr John Dick
Consultant

Dr Kirstie McPherson

Dr Kirstie McPherson
Consultant

Dr Maan Hasan

Dr Maan Hasan
Consultant

Dr Miriam Chapman
Consultant

Navikiran Kaur

Dr Navikiran Kaur
Consultant

Dr Ramani Moonesinghe
Consultant

Dr Raman Verma
Consultant

Dr Sarah Chieveley-Williams
Consultant

Dr Sara Polhill
Consultant

Dr Alan Fayaz
Consultant

Dr Frank Vogel
Consultant

Dr Nisa Patel
Consultant

Dr Sam Bampoe
Consultant

Dr Maria Stasiowska
Consultant

Mrs Belinda Durey
Consultant

Dr Wint Mon
Consultant

Dr Wynne Davies Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Elisa Bertoja Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Theatres
Dr Simon Clarke Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Theatres
Dr Natasha Curran Pain Management Centre at NHNN, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Theatres
Dr Jim Down Critical care, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Theatres
Dr Daniel Farrar Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr James Holding Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Viki Mitchell Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Theatres
Professor Michael (Monty) G Mythen Critical care, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Theatres
Dr Jamie Smart Pain Management Centre at NHNN, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Robert Stephens Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Mira Tewari Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Professor David Walker Colorectal cancer, Critical care, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Elizabeth Ashley Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Liang Wee Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Theatres
Dr Ali Mofeez Interventional Oncology Service, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Abigail Whiteman Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Adrienne Stewart Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Alice Carter Critical care, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Anil Patel Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Anna Fowler Head and Neck Cancer, Ear, nose and throat services (ENT), Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Brigitta Brandner Interventional Oncology Service, Pain Management Centre at NHNN, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Catherine Greville Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Catriona Ferguson Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Colin Hamilton-Davies Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Craig Goldsack Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Damon Kamming Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr David Brealey Critical care, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Ed Burdett Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Georges Iskandar Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr James Turnbull Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Jim Roberts Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr John Barcroft Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr John Dick Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Kathryn Jenkins Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Kirstie McPherson Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Mark Lambert Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Miriam Chapman Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Navikiran Kaur Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Niall MacCallum Critical care, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Pervez Sultan Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Ramani Moonesinghe Critical care, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Raman Verma Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Ray Ackwerh Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Rik Thomas Critical care, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Roman Cregg Pain Management Centre at NHNN, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Theatres
Dr Rory Bell Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Ruth Hurley Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Sanjiv Patel Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Sarah Barnett Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Sarah Chieveley-Williams Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Sara Polhill Critical care, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Simeon West Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Stephen Cone Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Steve Harris Critical care, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Prof Kevin Fong Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Alan Fayaz Pain Management Centre at NHNN, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Frank Vogel Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Nisa Patel Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Sam Bampoe Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Maria Chazapis Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Theatres
Dr Maria Stasiowska Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Theatres
Mrs Belinda Durey Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Theatres
Dr Premila Arunsalam Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr Wint Mon Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Theatres

 Contact details

Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
University College Hospital
3rd Floor
235 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BU

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 3343

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 3343
Fax: 020 3447 9604

Service manager - Maj Mutch
Email: maj.mutch@nhs.net

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