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.