Dr Stef Oosthuysen
Course LeadThe MSc in Regional Anaesthesia has an enthusiastic faculty of imminent and experienced regional anaesthetists totalling approximately 50, from all corners of the UK. Feedback on the teaching material delivered to date from the students has been exceptionally positive and has served as a platform to work and improve on. This MSc in RA is the the first postgraduate qualification in regional anaesthesia in the world and has the support of both the RCoA and RA-UK.
Stef is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Norwich & Norfolk University NHS Trust. He is a Generalist Anaesthetist and has been an enthusiastic Regional Anaesthetist over the past 30 years. He is currently on the RA-UK Board and has been the Course Lead for the MSc in Regional Anaesthesia Programme since its inception. He is committed to delivering the virtues of regional anaesthesia to both patients and to doctors in training.
Dr James Stimpson
Module LeadJames is a consultant anaesthetist and lead in regional anaesthesia at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Norfolk. His main RA interests include ambulatory interscalene catheters, forearm techniques, and distal lower limb techniques. He heads up a regional anaesthesia fellowship for the Eastern deanery (currently running...) alongside being Module 1 lead. Current research interests include haemodynamics and interscalene blockade, and analgesia following forefoot surgery.
Dr Joe Carter
Dr Anand Sardesai
TutorDr Anand Sardesai is a consultant in Anaesthesia with a special interest in regional anaesthesia and liver transplantation, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Trust, Cambridge, UK. He is also lead clinician for audit and clinical governance in perioperative care, Cambridge.
Dr Kim Russon
TutorDr Kim Russon is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Rotherham Foundation Trust Hospital with a specialist interest in regional anaesthesia, particularly upper limb blocks. She has published articles and written chapters in books relating to regional anaesthesia. She is the regional anaesthesia editor for Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week (ATOTW) which publishes articles on the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists website and www.frca.co.uk. Her most recent publication is an update on upper limb blocks for a supplement in Anaesthesia.
She is also interested in education and in addition to teaching on many courses is a council member for the Society for Education in Anaesthesia (SEAuk).
Dr Matt Oldman
Dr Robin Heij
Dr Monica Liu
TutorMonica is a final year anaesthetic trainee from the East Anglia School of Anaesthesia. As part of her training, she completed a Regional Anaesthesia fellowship under the tutelage of James Stimpson and Nicholas Denny, and is currently undertaking a year of OOPT in Perth, Western Australia. She is looking forward to a further post-CCT fellowship in Regional Anaesthesia in Toronto Western Hospital, Canada from July 2015.
Dr Ahmed Abdel-Aziz
TutorDr Ahmed Abdel-Aziz has been a Consultant Paediatric and Adult Anaesthetist at the James Cook University Hospital since 2006. He has a special interest in ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia.
Dr Kim Chishti
Dr Emad Fawzy
Dr Michael Hudspith
Dr Mike Sidery
TutorDr Sidery graduated from Cambridge University in 1998. Before training in medicine, he gained an honours degree from the University of Nottingham in 1989, and he was awarded a PhD in 1992. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Pain Medicine of Royal College of Anaesthetists. He is a Consultant in Pain Medicine at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.
Dr Lorraine de Gray
TutorDr Lorraine de Gray qualified in 1989. She underwent specialist anaesthetic training in East Anglia, including a year as a Pain Fellow in Norwich and Ipswich. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. She was appointed as an NHS Consultant in Anaesthesia & Pain Management at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust in 2005. In 2007 she took up a second Consultant appointment in Kings Lynn, where she was instrumental in setting up and developing a multi-disciplinary pain service for which she continues to be the Lead Clinician to date. She is a keen advocate of a multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain management, and is proficient in a broad range of pain intervention techniques as well as acupuncture.
Dr Lorraine de Gray is a Masters graduate from Northumbria University in Medical Law (LLM). She is a member of the British Pain Society and the International Society for the Study of Pain, for which she was a committee member for the Legal Interest group from 2007 to 2009. She was Treasurer for the Anglian Pain Society from 2006 to 2010, and is currently Regional Pain Advisor for the Anglia region, responsible for overseeing the training in pain medicine for doctors in East Anglia on behalf of the Faculty of Pain Medicine for the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Mike Irvine
Dr Arnth Engel
Dr Ahmed Haroun
TutorDr Ahmed Haroun is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Queen's Hospital Burton, and has been in post since May 2006.
Dr Janet Barrie
Dr Rajesh Gupta
Dr Sonya McKinlay
TutorDr Sonya McKinlay has been a Consultant Anaesthetist at Glasgow Royal Infirmary since 2005. She has an interest in anaesthesia for orthopaedic and trauma surgery as well as upper GI surgery, and a keen interest in education and training. She has taught USGRA both nationally and internationally and is Lead for Regional Anaesthesia Training in North East Glasgow.
Dr David Semple
Dr Ann-Katrin Fritz
Dr Ognyan Ivanov
Dr Timothy Pepall
Dr Deepa Jadhav
Dr Simon Parrington
TutorDr Simon Parrington is a Consultant Anaesthetist at SASH who graduated from Guys Kings and St Thomas' Hospitals University of London with distinction in clinical subjects following a previous degree in Dentistry from Kings.
His Anaesthetic training was on the South West Thames rotation and included experience at St George`s Hospital London and a fellowship in Regional Anaesthesia at the Toronto Western Hospital in Canada in 2009.
Dr Parrington has been a Consultant Anaesthetist at East Surrey Hospital since 2010, and is currently the anaesthetic Lead for trauma, he has an ongoing clinical and research interest in regional anaesthesia, enhanced recovery programs and has clinical sessions in Pre- Assessment, Trauma, Upper Gastro-intestinal surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology and Emergency Theatre.
Dr Fred Sage
TutorFred has been a consultant anaesthetist at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill since 1997 and has organised Regional Anaesthesia courses there since 2000. He has an interest in regional anaesthesia, pediatric anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. Fred is a committee member of LSORA and was awarded the RAGBI / B Braun teaching award in 2009.
Dr Aasifa Tredray
Dr Fred van Damme
TutorDr Van Damme is a Consultant Anaesthetist with a special interest in paediatric and adult ENT, Trauma & orthopaedics and regional anaesthesia.
He has a substantive consultant post at Surrey and Sussex healthcare NHS trust since 2011, where he anaesthetises regularly for both adult and paediatric ENT and Trauma cases. He is also the Lead for acute pain management.
He completed his training at St Georges Hospital, during which he completed a year with the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air ambulance for which he is still an Emeritus Doctor.
Dr Matt Stevens
TutorMatt Stevens is a Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Major Trauma. Since 2012 he has been employed at Oxford University Hospitals NHS trust where he is currently lead for trauma anaesthesia, which is a major trauma centre for Thames valley. Matt trained at St George's school of anaesthesia.
Dr Oliver Tweedie
Dr Kulasekar Kaliappan
Dr Debajit Phukan
TutorDr Phukan has been a Consultant in Anaesthetics & Pain Management at Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust since 2009.
Dr Phukan received his post-graduate anaesthetic training both in India and at St George's School of Anaesthesia, London. He is a fellow of faculty of pain medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists and also fellow of interventional pain practice at World Institute of Pain, USA.
His special clinical interests include back pain, head and neck pain, persistent post-surgical pain, myofascial pain and neuropathic pain. His other interest includes application of ultrasound in regional anaesthesia.
Dr Khalid Syeed
Dr Suresh Anandakrishnan
Dr Rob Menzies
TutorRob Menzies graduated from University College London Medical School in 1998 and started his early medical career in the south west before working in Perth, Australia. He then moved to the Oxford region to complete his training and started working as a consultant at Ashford and St Peters Hospital in 2008.
Dr Rafat Maher
Dr Madan Narayanan
Dr Karim Mukhtar
Dr Mark Wilkinson
Dr Packyanathasamy Balaji
Dr Suhas Kumar
Dr Peter Merjavy
TutorDr Peter Merjavy is a Consultant Anaesthetist in Craigavon Area Hospital. He is a tutor for Audit, Research and Service Evaluation module in Regional Anaesthesia Masters Programme. He has a special interest in regional anaesthesia, ultrasound, anatomy, T&O surgery, difficult airway as well as mountain biking and triathlon.
Dr Neil Sahgal
Dr Pavel Michalek
TutorPavel Michalek is an Associate Professor in Anaesthesia, Intensive Medicine and Pain Therapy in General University Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic. This hospital is affiliated to the 1st Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University. Dr Michalek has been an examiner for Board Certification in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in the Czech Republic since 2010. He is the Head of Board for the Ultrasound Methods in Regional Anaesthesias Certification Committee in the Czech Republic. In the UK, Dr Michalek was a Consultant Anaesthetist in Antrim Area Hospital from 2005 to 2011. He is a member of Editorial Boards of various journals including MBMC Anaesthesiology, Journal of Medical Case Reports and Case Reports in Anaesthesiology. His main interests are ultrasound methods in regional anaesthesia, pain management, vascular access and difficult airway management.
Dr Stephen Raftery
TutorDr Stephen Raftery is a Consultant in Anaesthesia in Whiston and St Helen Hospitals. His interests include: anaesthesia for paediatric, head & neck and plastic surgery, the interface between science and faith, mathematics applied to medicine, statistics in medical research and audit. He is also interested in database development in SQL and Access, and Italian opera.
Dr Simeon West
TutorSimeon West graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2000 and trained as an anaesthetist initially at St George's Hospital completing a fellowship in regional anaesthesia before transferring to the North Thames School of Anaesthesia for completion of training. Simeon was appointed as a Consultant at University College London Hospitals in 2013.
Dr Amr Abdelaal
Dr Benjamin Fox
Dr Nicholas Denny
Dr Baskar Manickam
Dr Ayodele Obideyi
Dr Ashwani Gupta
Dr Chandra Gosavi
Dr Dhiraj Ail
Dr Dan Broad
Dr Rajesh Dumpala
TutorAlthough experienced in all areas of anaesthesia, Rajesh has a sub-speciality interest in obstetric anaesthesia, major orthopaedic surgery, urology, ENT and general surgery.
Rajesh underwent anaesthetic training in the Eastern Deanery and rotated between Cambridge and Norwich before becoming a consultant in 2010.
Dr Oscar Domingo-Bosch
Dr Dan Connor
TutorDan Connor's anaesthetic practice is varied and covers all specialties. However, with his military background, Dr Connor has a bias towards emergencies, plastic surgery and orthopaedics, including trauma - having had several military tours overseas. Dr Connor is a regional anaesthesia expert (placing local anaesthetic near the nerves to numb specific areas of the body) and lead for regional anaesthesia within the military.
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