The RNOH will remain the UK’s leading specialist orthopaedic hospital, further enhancing its international profile for outstanding patient care, research and education


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.

Consultant Anaesthetists/Specialist Interests

Dr Kate Adams - paediatric anaesthesia
Dr Kofi Agyare - resuscitation, Alan Bray Unit - ITU
Dr Rachel Baumber - intensive care - vascular access
Dr John Barcroft - regional anaesthetics
Dr Rebecca Berman - chronic pain management
Dr Jan Cernovsky - paediatric anaesthesia - scoliosis surgery
Dr Mogera Chandra - regional anaesthesia for upper limb - Clinical Director
Dr Ben Clevenger - Paediatric anaesthetist/POA
Dr Michael Cooper - paediatric anaesthesia - bone tumour surgery
Dr Geraldine Edge - paediatric anaesthesia
Dr Mary Fennelly - intensive care - scoliosis surgery
Dr Tacson Fernandez - chronic pain management
Dr Paul Flynn - pre-assessment lead
Dr Rick Fox - intensive care - chronic spinal injury
Dr Rita Gad El-Rab - scoliosis surgery
Dr Paul Gunning - clinical governance, ITU - vascular access
Dr Matthew Henley - chronic spinal injury
Dr Michael Hetreed - acute pain management
Dr Jasmeet Kaur - blood transfusion - spinal surgery
Dr Ramprabu Krishnan - clinical lead - paediatric anaesthesia - vascular access - audit lead
Dr John McGrath - intensive care - vascular access - IT lead
Dr Dan Mihaylov - chronic pain management
Dr Seán Nadaraja - pre-assessment, anaemia lead
Dr Vijayaraghavan Ramesh - critical incidents
Dr Faisal Salim - intensive care
Dr Jyothi Sambhani - pre-assessment - college tutor - airway lead
Dr Maria Sebastian - Regional anaesthesia
Dr Alexander Sell - ITU lead - regional anaesthesia
Dr Sanj Shanmuganathan - Regional anaesthesia
Dr Ruby Sharma - joint reconstruction
Dr Melanie Speakman - paediatric anaesthesia - lead for paediatric high dependency
Dr Julia Taylor - paediatric anaesthesia
Dr King Yau - paediatric anaesthesia - equipment lead
Dr Roxaneh Zarnegar - chronic pain management

Department Secretary:
Kirti Popat
Tel: 020 8909 5560
Fax: 020 8909 5635
Useful documents:Size
A Patient's Guide to Anaesthetic Options for Hip or Knee Surgery121.71 KB
A Patient's Guide to Nerve Blocks for Surgery on the Shoulder and Arm151.31 KB
A Patient's Guide to the Anaesthetic Options for Foot and Ankle Surgery197.3 KB
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