The department runs a range of services alongside the anaesthetic management of complex orthopaedic procedures. It is a consultant led service with twenty seven consultants and eight specialist registrars. The British Society of Orthopaedic Anaesthetists was inaugurated at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in 1996.

The service provides peri-operative care for a wide range of procedures including spinal deformity and injury, paediatric orthopaedics, bone tumour surgery, brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgery, and revision joint replacement surgery. Regional blockade and peripheral nerve blocks are commonly used and maintained postoperatively for analgesia.

Key contacts

Department Secretary:
Kirti Popat
Tel: 020 8909 5560
Fax: 020 8909 5635

Consultants - Specialist Interests


Dr Kate Adams - Paediatric anaesthesia, simulation co-ordinator
Dr Kofi Agyare - Resuscitation, Intensive Care, Scoliosis surgery
Dr Rob Anker - Intensive care and joint reconstruction
Dr John Barcroft - Regional Anaesthesia
Dr Rachel Baumber - Intensive Care, vascular access and tumour surgery
Dr Jan Cernovsky - Paediatric anaesthetist, Scoliosis surgery
Dr Mogera Chandra - Clinical Director, regional anaesthesia for upper limb
Dr Ben Clevenger - Paediatric anaesthetist, Pre-operative assessment
Dr Michael Cooper - Paediatric anaesthesia and tumour surgery
Dr James Cremin - Pre-Assessment, regional anaesthesia for lower limb
Dr Geraldine Edge - Paediatric anaesthesia
Dr Rita Gad El-Rab - Pre-Assessment
Dr Mary Fennelly - Intensive care and Scoliosis surgery
Dr Tacson Fernandez - Chronic Pain Medicine: Management of neuropathic pain states, Persistent post surgical neuropathic pain, Complex regional pain syndrome,...
Dr Paul Flynn - Pre-Assessment lead
Dr Paul Gunning - Clinical Governance, Intensive Care and Vascular Access
Dr Matthew Henley - Chronic Spinal Injury, Clinical Audit
Dr Michael Hetreed - Acute pain management - regional anaesthesia.
Dr Jasmeet Kaur - Blood transfusion and Spine Surgery
Dr Ramprabu Krishnan - Paediatric anaesthetist/Vascular Access/Audit Lead
Dr John McGrath - ITU Lead, Intensive care and Vascular Access, Equipment Lead
Dr Dan Mihaylov - Pain arising from the spine (e.g. back pain, neck pain). Pain associated with spinal surgery. Neuropathic pain due to nerve injury. Pain arising from...
Dr Sean Nadaraja - Clinical Lead for Pathology Services. Clinical Lead for Anaemia. Clinical Lead for Day Surgery. Pre-Assessment, regional anaesthesia for lower limb,...
Dr Prasan Panagoda - Pre-Assessment, Scoliosis surgery
Dr Vijayaraghavan Ramesh - Critical incidents, lower limb arthroplasty, spinal surgery
Dr Faisal Salim - Clinical Lead, Intensive care, Paediatric anaesthetist, vascular access, Scoliosis surgery
Dr Jyothi Sambhani - College Tutor/Airway Lead
Dr Maria Sebastian - Regional anaesthesia, Acute Pain
Dr Alexander Sell - Regional Anaesthesia and Intensive care
Dr Sanjeevan Shanmuganathan - Regional anaesthesia, Acute Pain
Dr Ruby Sharma - Joint reconstruction
Dr Melanie Speakman - Paediatric anaesthesia/Lead for Paediatric High Dependency
Dr Julie Taylor - Lead Paediatric anaesthetist
Dr Roxaneh Zarnegar - Regional anaesthesia, Neuropathic pain, Rehabilitation for chronic pain related disability, Paediatric chronic pain and transition to adult care.
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