Publish date: 31 December 2020

MoonesingheRamani.jpgUCLH’s consultant anaesthetist Professor Ramani Moonesinghe has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list 2021.

Ramani received the Order of the British Empire for services to anaesthesia, perioperative and critical care services to healthcare and medicine.

“This is a wonderful surprise at the end of one of the toughest years,” said Ramani.

“I want to accept this accolade on behalf of all my colleagues and everyone working extremely hard to defeat COVID-19 while caring for our patients. I am lucky to work with so many phenomenal colleagues driving forward perioperative and critical care.”

UCLH chief executive Professor Marcel Levi said: “This is such fantastic news at the end of a year full of challenges. Professor Ramani Moonesinghe is a superb clinician and an outstanding researcher at UCLH and we are extremely proud to have her in our team. This is an award well deserved. I am sure colleagues across UCLH will join me in congratulating her on receiving this prestigious honour.”

Professor Ramani Moonesinghe graduated from UCL Medical School in 1997 and was appointed as a consultant at UCLH in 2010 having undertaken postgraduate training in medicine, anaesthesia and critical care.

Alongside local NHS and University commitments, Ramani is NHS England's national clinical director for critical and perioperative care and director of the Health Services Research Centre at the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

In her NHS England role she was the clinical lead for the national critical care response to the COVID-19 pandemic.