Dr

Jonathan

Smith

Consultant Paediatric Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist
Official Qualifications:
MB ChB, (Leeds 1982), MRCP (UK), FRCA
Category:
Contact Address:
Dr
Jonathan
Smith
Jonathan Hayden Smith
High Dipton
CORBRIDGE
Northumberland
NE45 5RY

Areas of Expertise:

Paediatric Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia. I have extensive experience in paediatric cardiothoracic anaesthesia, paediatric intensive care; paediatric intubation; central venous access in children; ventilation; cardiopulmonary bypass and ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation).

I have probably anaesthetised more children for heart transplantation than anyone else in the UK. I have a great deal of expertise in the use of Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) in children. I have a large of experience in anaesthetising adults with congenital heart disease for surgery.

Reports are often (but not exclusively) on post or perioperative critical incidents and patient harm, peri-operative cardiac arrest and intubation difficulties. I work for claimants and defendants

I have been a consultant for 25 years in the Freeman Hospital, one of the two UK paediatric heart transplant centres and a major centre for paediatric cardiac surgery and intensive care. I am a past member of Council, The Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists Great Britain and Ireland (ended 2017); I was the first Honorary Treasurer of the European Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation (until 2020) and have been on the steering group since 2012, demitting in 2022.

Additional Information:
Regional Limits:
GB Wide
Additional Languages:
No
Lawyer Consultation:
15 minutes free of charge discussion:
Yes
Expert Witness Work:
Single Joint Expert:
Yes
Legal Aid Work:
Yes
Criminal Cases:
Yes
Media & Public Relations:
No
Personal Injury:
Yes
Expert Witness Activity:
Claimant:
80%
Defendant:
20%
Single Joint Expert:
0%
How many times have you attended court: 1
(Past 3 years)
How many expert reports have you written: 15
(Past 3 years)
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