TOPIC: Implementing the NAP5 results into practice – and guiding the research agenda
TITLES AND INSTITUTION:
- Professor, MA, BM, DPhil, FRCA, FFPMRCA, DM
- Consultant Anaesthetist, Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, Oxford University Hospitals
- Fellow, St John’s College, Oxford
BIOGRAPHY AND AREAS OF RESEARCH:
Professor Pandit is Consultant Anaesthetist at the Oxford University Hospitals. He trained in Medicine at Oxford (Corpus Christi College) where he obtained a First in Physiology, and university prizes in Medicine, Cardiology and Clinical Pharmacology. After a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship to support a DPhil in Respiratory Physiology, he undertook his anaesthetic training in the Oxford region. He was Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA (1998-9), appointed to his NHS Consultant post at the John Radcliffe in 1999 and elected to St John’s 2000.
As Fellow of St John’s College, he teaches Systems Physiology and Pharmacology. His research interests include: respiratory physiology, anaesthesia and critical care, health economics and operating room management and mechanisms of anaesthetic drug action.
Professor Pandit was the Academic Strategy Officer of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (2005-7), publishing the National Strategy for Academic Anaesthesia – a policy document commissioned to help prepare the specialty nationally for changes in academic medical training. For 2015-16 he serves as external Examiner to the University of Kent. He is an Editor of Anaesthesia. He sits on the Research Council of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia and is Scientific Officer of the national Difficult Airway Society (the largest specialist society in anaesthetics in the UK). In 2010 he was elected Chairman of the John Radcliffe Medical Staff Committee (chairman of consultants) for a 4-year term and the first consultant re-elected to a second term 2014. In 2014 he published the international report (NAP5, UK and Ireland) on ‘Accidental Awareness during General Anaesthesia’, culmination of a 4-year Royal College project making over 60 recommendations for clinical practice. In 2016, he was appointed by NHS England to be a Clinical Associate, to advise on its New Care Models program.
At the University he has been Chairman of Examiners, Graduate-Entry Medical Exams and has served as examiner for Final Honour School. He is Training Program Director for over 400 NHS consultants in Oxford, supervising their specialist registration as trainers with the General Medical Council, and through NHS England is seconded part-time to advise as Associate Director of Education to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals, where he sits on the development board of the new Aston Medical School.
National and international awards include the Royal College Gold (Jubilee) Medal (2000), Humphry Davy Medal (2006), Macintosh Professorship (2012), and the Spring Silver Medal (2012) of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland. In 2013 he is Visiting Professor of the US Society of Anesthesiologists’ Foundation for Education & Research and has been Visiting Professor 2015 to several US centres (Anesthesia at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida and Harvard Universities; Neurology at University of Texas Southwestern) and appointed Associate Professor, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford. He delivered the Victor Horsley Lecture of the British Medical Association 2015 and in 2017 will be Jobson Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia.