Derek C. AngusDerek Angus


Dr. Angus is a physician and researcher focusing on optimal care of the critically ill. He currently holds the title of Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh where he is also the founder and director of the CRISMA (Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness) Center. CRISMA is a large, NIH-funded multidisciplinary research center with a broad portfolio of clinical, translational and health services research studies of sepsis, trauma, and acute respiratory failure. Dr. Angus has published several hundred papers, is the section editor for “Caring for the Critically Ill” at JAMA, and is the recipient of numerous national and international awards and honors in his field.

¦ EMCrit Podcast: The ProCESS Trial with Derek Angus ¦

Rinaldo Bellomo @BellomoRinaldoBellomo


Professor Bellomo is the Director of Intensive Care Research at Austin Health. He is Co-Director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC) – a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Enabling Grant funded methods centre for investigator initiated clinical research that supports >15 staff, >14 PhD candidates, and research programs in traumatic brain injury, sepsis, transfusion, acute lung injury, nutrition and health economics. He is a NHMRC Practitioner Fellow and was Foundation Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS-CTG).

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Leo moved to the US from the Philippines after medical school to pursue specialty training in internal medicine (Cleveland Clinic), infectious diseases (Harvard) and critical care medicine (Stanford). He has practiced medicine in three continents (Philippines, US and New Zealand) and has worked in both industry (Philips Visicu) and academe (faculty positions at Harvard, MIT, Stanford and University of Otago), rendering him with broad perspectives in healthcare delivery. He has a strong interest in systems re-design for quality improvement, and became the New Zealand representative to the Quality and Safety Committee of the Australia New Zealand Intensive Care Society in 2006.

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Claudia dos Santos completed her graduate studies in Molecular and Medical Genetics before entering Medical School at the University of Toronto. She completed her CCM training in 2003, and post-doctoral training in 2005. She is a clinician-scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael’s Hospital.

¦ Watch Claudia dos Santos talk on Targeting Critical Illness and Injury ¦

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Eddy Fan is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. From a clinical perspective, he is an attending physician in the intensive care unit at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital and is the Medical Director of the Extracorporeal Life Support program at the Toronto General Hospital.

¦ Read more….¦ Watch Eddie Fan’s talk on ECMO for ARDS at CCR Meeting ¦

Luciano Gattinoni @gattinonfoto


After obtaining board certifications in Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine and Laboratory Medicine, between 1976 and 1980 he was appointed as a Visiting Fellow and Visiting Professor at the National Institutes of Health (USA). In the early 1980’s, he introduced the concept of lung rest by extracorporeal CO2 removal in acute respiratory failure. In the mid 1980’s he worked on the quantitative analysis of thoracic CT imaging, culminating in the “baby lung” (1980’s) and lung recrutability (2000’s) concepts. In 1990 he was promoted to Full Professor in Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Milan. He has served as Chief of the Department of Anesthesia and intensive care since 1986 in Monza and after 1992 in Milan.

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Carol Hodgson


In 2011, Carol joined the ANZIC-RC team as Senior Research Fellow. Her areas of interest include ARDS, mechanical ventilation, non-invasive ventilation, ICU acquired weakness, early rehabilitation and long-term outcomes of ICU survivors. She is a senior physiotherapist in intensive care at The Alfred with twenty years clinical experience and completed her PhD investigating recruitment manouevres and open ventilation strategies for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in 2010. Previously Carol completed a Masters by Research and a Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy. She was awarded Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (FACP) in 2009 and is a past national chair of Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Australia (Australian Physiotherapy Association).

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Jozef Kesecioglu is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands. He completed his medical education and training in anesthesia and intensive care at the Medical School of University of Istanbul, Turkey, where he was later appointed as the head of the intensive care. After moving to the Netherlands in 1989, he worked in Erasmus Medical Center and Sophia Children’s Hospital Rotterdam as anesthetist and pediatric intensivist respectively. He moved to Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam as the deputy director and has become interim director in the same department, before taking up his current position in 2002 in University Medical Center in Utrecht. He has re-organised the four intensive cares and made one department of it before designing and moving to the new, award winning, state-of-the-art ICU.

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John Kheir, MD is a  Cardiac Intensivist  at Boston Children’s Hospital. He has developed and tested methods for the intravenous administration of oxygen using gas-filled microparticles. He is now the principal investigator of a lab which is further developing this concept and testing it in a variety of animal models. John earned his BS in Chemistry and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia. A residency in Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital was followed by fellowships in Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.

¦ Watch John Kheir’s TED talk ¦

Daniel LichtensteinLichtenstein


Daniel Lichtenstein is medical intensivist, visiting Professor, working since 1989 at François Jardin’s medical I.C.U. He defined in 1991 critical ultrasound as a holistic approach to the critically ill. This definition includes the whole body, mainly centered around the lung. Lung ultrasound is used for diagnosing acute respiratory (BLUE-protocol) and circulatory failure (FALLS-protocol) and cardiac arrest (SESAME-protocol). It includes procedures (thoracentesis, venous line insertions, …). Six textbooks (last Edition, Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill, 2015, Springer-Verlag), two dozens of original articles (critical, venous and lung ultrasound). President of CEURF, an international training center with personnalised training at the bedside.

Judith NelsonJudith Nelson


Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and is on the faculty of Mount Sinai’s Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute.  Dr Nelson is Associate Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit and Respiratory Care Unit at Mount Sinai Medical Center.  She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, and Palliative Medicine.

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Peter PickkersPickkersklein


For two and a half years Professor Peter Pickkers did his Ph.D research at the Department of Internal Medicine at the Radboudumc and the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at St. Mary’s Hospital in London into the vasodilating effects of diuretics, resulting in a thesis entitled “Vascular effects of diuretics”

In 2001 he became a fellow in intensive care and in 2003 a staff member. In 2006 he became a senior lecturer, in 2009 a Principle Investigator at the UMC St. Radboud, and in 2010 full professor of Experimental Intensive Care Medicine. He was a member of the national SWAB committee on sepsis guidelines, a member of the scientific committee of the Dutch Society of Intensive Care. He is member of the editorial boards of Netherlands Journal of Critical Care, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, and Intensive Care Medicine Experimental.

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Zudin PuthuchearyZudin Photo


Zudin graduated from Nottingham University in 1997, and moved to London post MRCP in 2000. Following a 3-year stint in Sydney, he started his Respiratory training in Bristol, before completing his critical care training in London. His PhD and research interests are in muscle wasting, and over time has won awards from the European Society’s of Intensive Care Medicine and Anesthesia, the British Thoracic Society, the Intensive Care Society, and was recently named a Global Rising Star by the Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society. He is currently a Consultant and Assistant Professor at National University Health Systems, Singapore.

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Antoine Vieillard-Baron completed his fellowship training in 1996. For the past 15 years he has worked as a fulltime intensivist in the medical-surgical intensive care unit at Hospital Ambroise-Pare in Boulogne, France where he has been Director since 2009. He was appointed as professor of critical care medicine in 2003. His academic background includes a PhD with research on the role of matrix metalloproteinases in pulmonary vascular remodeling in models of pulmonary hypertension related to hypoxia and monocrotalline.

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Dominic Wichmann  is a Senior Physician at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany, in the Department of Intensive Care Medicine. He currently holds board certifications and specialisations in internal medicine, intensive care medicine, infectious disease, tropical medicine, and rescue medicine. He has experience with managing a patient who contracted Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone and was airlifted to an isolation facility in Hamburg.


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Peter Andrews is an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh, from August 1, 2007. He has an international reputation in Neurological Intensive Care and has sustained an active, externally funded research programme for more than twenty years.

Research streams include; “Direct Brain Cooling” studies attracting external funding of over £350K and public recognition of the importance of this work. This work has lead to grant funding to develop non-invasive measurement of regional brain temperature using magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

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Edward was Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust before joining CQC in 2014.

As medical director he led significant operational change and quality improvement at both Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and subsequently Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, where he focused on building partnerships between clinical services and the universities in Oxford. In addition, he chaired the team of inspectors for one of CQC’s first inspections under its new acute inspection model, at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

Christopher Bassford @ICUdecisionsIMG_0126


Chris is a respiratory and intensive care consultant physician at University Hospital Coventry. He graduated from Birmingham Medical School in 1999 and gained MRCP in 2003.

His PhD from Warwick University was awarded for an investigation of steroid metabolism within alveolar macrophages in the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) as a marker of lung inflammation in ARDS.

Post doctoral research has been a departure from translational methods into qualitative and mixed methodology research: He is chief investigator on a multi-centre, NIHR funded project investigating how decisions are made whether or not a patient is admitted to the intensive care unit.

Anna Batchelor @annabatchelorBatchelor2.gif


Anna is an anaesthetist and intensivist in Newcastle spending 50% of her time in each. Her anaesthetic interests include patients for endocrine, gastro-intestinal and burns and reconstructive surgery. She is Dean of FICM and a Past President of the ICS. She led the production of the new curriculum for ICM and the ICM component of the anaesthesia curriculum. She led the production of the DH framework for Advanced Critical Care Practitioners and chair the Anaesthesia Related Practitioner Committee.

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Carole Boulanger @boulangercarolecarole_photo


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Stephen Brett is the current ICS President. He is head for research for the Directorate of Anaesthetics and Critical Care within Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, leading the Centre for Perioperative Medicine and Critical Care Research and Honorary Reader in Critical Care at Imperial College.  The Centre is developing a unique agenda of patient focused projects along the entirety of patient journey, be it in surgery or critical illness, and of course resuscitation; these projects range from epidemiology and public health, through clinical trials to evaluation of the impact of surgery on chronic diseases and of course technology evaluation.

¦ Read more….¦ NICE guideline “rehabilitation after critical illness’ ¦

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Chris Cooper is Director of Research Impact and Head of Research (Sports and Exercise Science) at the university of Essex.  He is an expert in sports doping and oxygen biology, and currently developing an artificial blood substitute.

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Sarah Cunningham-Burley is Professor of Medical and Family Sociology at the University of Edinburgh and Head of School of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences. She is based in the Centre for Population Health Sciences (CPHS) and is one of the founding co-directors of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) Her research interests include families, relationships and health; social issues in relation to new technologies and health and public engagement in medical science. She is committed to promoting public engagement in and with research and to knowledge exchange to influence policy and practice. She investigates the social and ethical context of developments in health and medicine, including new medical technologies and the development of record linkage for health research. Her current funded research includes: the Wellcome Trust Biomedical Ethics Strategic Award on ‘The Human Body: its scope, limits and future’, in collaboration with the Institute of Science, Ethics and Innovation at the University of Manchester; and the public engagement strand of the Scottish Health Informatics Programme and the upcoming e-Health Informatics Centre (Scotland). She is also building a programme of research within the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships on military families.

Ron Daniels @SepsisUKron


Ron is Chief Executive and one of the founders of the UK Sepsis Trust; he developed his passion for improving systems for Sepsis during his Role as a Consultant in Critical Care and Anaesthesia, and his parallel role as CEO of the Global Sepsis Alliance. He is a recognised world expert in sepsis and lectures internationally.

¦ UK Sepsis Trust ¦ JICS Cast: Daniels – UK Sepsis Trust ¦

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Dr Davies is a consultant neurologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. His subspecialty and research interest is neurological infection. He trained in neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, St George’s Hospital (Atkinson Morley’s) and St Mary’s Hospital in London. Post-CCT he was awarded a 12-month Personal Travel Fellowship, which he spent studying HIV neurology at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

Jonathan Downham @ccpractionerJD


Jonathan works in Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham as an advanced clinical practitioner in Emergency Medicine. Prior to this role he worked as an advanced practitioner in critical care for 4 years. He  teaches Clinical Examination skills and diagnostics at Warwick University at Masters level and is  responsible for setting up and running a degree level course via Stafford University on the same subject area. His background is nursing, with more than 25 years experience, most of that in the intensive care environment. He is the creator of the  Critical Care Practitioner website and he has an international audience for his free educational podcasts.

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Professor Tim Evans is a  Consultant in intensive care and thoracic medicine at Royal Brompton and Harefield. His other interests include clinical pre-operative assessment, vascular biology of the critically ill and research into the acute respiratory distress syndrome. Professor Evans holds multiple positions on national committees and advisory panels relating to his areas of expertise.

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Niamh is an intensivist and anaesthetist at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals, Frimley Health Foundation Trust and is the Training Programme Director for Intensive Care Medicine in the Thames Valley region.  She has a keen interest in simulation.

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Dr. Fernando was educated at the University College of Wales Medical School, Cardiff, South Wales, UK before completing his advanced anesthesia training at the Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte’s Hospitals in London. He has been a consultant anaesthetist since 1994 initially working at the Royal Free Hospital in London and transferring in 2008 to University College London Hospital where he now coordinates mainly clinical research in obstetric anaesthesia.

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Lui ForniLui Forni


Professor Forni is a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, and a  Consultant Nephrologist and Intensivist at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford with particular research interests in acute kidney injury, renal replacement therapies acid base balance, biomarkers and Antioxidants

Mark Forrest @Obidocmarkforrest


Mark is a Consultant in Anaesthetics, Critical & Pre-hospital Care in the North West of England. He is the Founder and Medical Director of the Anaesthesia Trauma & Critical Care (ATACC) Faculty, which was established over 16 years ago and is now fully accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons London and the advanced level ATACC course draws candidates from all over the world, with all income reinvested into developing new educational concepts such as the world’s first 21st century immersive classroom, launched last year.

¦ Read more….¦ Anaesthesia, Trauma and Critical Care (ATACC) ¦

Zoë Fritz @DrZoeFritzzoe-fritz.jpg


Zoë Fritz is a Consultant Physician at Cambridge University Hospitals and a Wellcome Fellow in Bioethics, based between the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge. She became interested in the possible negative effects of DNACPR orders while working as a Registrar in Acute Medicine and Intensive Care, and has conducted research on the use, ethics, and understanding of DNACPR orders.

She and her colleagues in Cambridge have developed and assessed an alternative approach to DNACPR orders, the Universal Form of Treatment Options (UFTO) which contextualises the resuscitation decision amongst other treatment decisions, and is completed for all patients. Her current work is looking at the relationship between trust and questioning, particularly in the acute care setting, and investigating whether there is an optimal amount of information to share with patients.

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Nandan Gautam is a Consultant Physician and Intensivist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.  He is also the Associate Medical Director for clinical standards and governance.

His clinical and academic interest is in improvements in systems and processes to identify at an earlier stage, patients who go on to need organ support.

In other areas, he has been an enthusiastic practitioner of acute care ultrasound for many years and has contributed to local and national guidelines on training and delivery. He has helped to establish a number of simulation centres and courses in immersive simulation.  In addition, he is a strong advocate of Physician Associates and Advanced Critical Care Practitioners.

Dr Gautam is married to a consultant in infectious diseases and has an 8-year-old daughter, both contributing in equal measure to much joy but less hair.

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Dr Tony Gordon is a clinical senior lecturer / consultant in Critical Care Medicine at Imperial College / Charing Cross Hospital. He trained in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine in the North West Thames region and obtained his MD at St Bartholomew’s. He has also worked at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia and St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada.

Dr Gordon is an NIHR Clinician Scientist and Director of Research for the Intensive Care Foundation. He is the Chief Investigator for two UK multi-centre septic shock trials (VANISH and LeoPARDS) and is part of the UK Critical Care Genomics group. He supervises a number of clinical fellows undertaking PhDs studying the pathophysiology of sepsis.

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Nicholas Hirsch is a consultant Neuroanaesthetist at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, London. He has been clinical lead in the neuromedical intensive care unit since 1988 and has a special interest in neuromuscular respiratory failure. He trained in London and Yale and has published widely on neurocritical care. He is co-author of the A-Z of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care


Shaman Jhanji

Shaman Jhanji is a Consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine at The Royal Marsden.

He qualified from Birmingham University Medical School and subsequently undertook postgraduate training in general medicine, anaesthetics and intensive care medicine in London. He was awarded a PhD from the University of London following research into microvascular abnormalities associated with major surgery and critical illness undertaken at the William Harvey Research Institute.

Dr Jhanji’s current research interests relate to the care of the perioperative patient on intensive care, and he has lectured both nationally and internationally on this subject. He is widely published in the field of high-risk surgery and intensive care.

Dr Jhanji specialises in anaesthesia for plastic and reconstructive surgery and abdominal and pelvic oncological surgery.

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Michael Jenkinson was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre in 2010. Prior to this appointment he trained with the hospital for nine years spending three years as a research fellow, which culminated in a PhD.

Mr Jenkinson has studied awake craniotomy and brain mapping techniques in Liverpool, San Francisco and Montpellier. He specialises in awake craniotomy and intra-operative brain mapping for low-grade glioma, and  midline approaches to deep intrinsic tumours.

His research interests include hydrocephalus and shunt infection, and brain metastases and meningiomas.  Over the last five years he has been awarded ~£3.53m funding for clinical trials and laboratory research.  He is a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Brain Tumour Clinical Studies Group and the academic committee of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons.

Andy Johnston @drewmcdjandyjohnston


Lt Col Andy Johnston is an Intensivist at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. He graduated from the University of Dundee in 1993, and trained in Scotland, the North of England and the West Midlands. He has experience in managing high volume, high acuity combat trauma, both in Afghanistan and at QEHB. In his role as a specialist in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear medicine he was part of the training team for UK military, NHS, and international medical personnel deploying to Sierra Leone to treat Ebola patients. At the beginning of 2015 he worked at the specialised MOD run Ebola Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone, caring for health care workers with suspected and confirmed Ebola infection.

John Knighton @chillis_bikesJK


John Knighton started as a Consultant in Portsmouth in 2000. He led the planning and design of the new Critical Care Unit which opened in 2009. Following Departmental lead roles for Audit, IT and Governance he took over as Clinical Director in 2010. He is now Chief of Service for Critical Care, Anaesthesia, Theatres, HSDU and Infection Prevention. He has a sustained interest in safety, quality and outcome improvement in Critical Care.

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Dr Chris Laing is a consultant nephrologist and associate medical director for patient safety at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. He is an honorary senior lecturer in nephrology at UCL.

He trained in internal medicine  and nephrology and undertook intermediate training in critical care. He also undertook a research fellowship with UCL and INSERM Paris. His professional interest is improving outcomes in acute kidney injury.

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Nazir LoneNazir Lone @ICULone


Nazir is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Critical Care, Centre for Population Health Sciences and Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine and Honorary Consultant in Critical Care, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He has extensive research experience in health services  and health care quality improvement for acutely ill patients. He is Deputy Director of Research, Intensive Care Foundation

James Macnamee


James Macnamee is an anaesthetist, intensivist and researcher based in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

Rob Mac Sweeney @critcarereviewsRob Mac Sweeney


Rob works as an intensivist in the Regional Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, is a council member of the Northern Ireland Intensive Care Society and a strong advocate of open access to scientific advancement. He is the creator of Critical Care Reviews, a free educational website providing the world’s largest structured collection of open access critical care papers. His weekly newsletter, containing links to the most relevant critical care publications in the preceding seven days, is read by thousands globally.

Each January Rob hosts the annual not-for-profit Critical Care Reviews Meeting, gathering chief investigators for some of the biggest studies of the previous year to discuss their work. In June 2014, along with Andrew Ferguson, he started Critical Care Horizons, a genuine open access critical care opinion-based journal, free to publish with and free to read. The first issue is due to publish this Summer.

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Daniel MartinDan Martin


Dr Daniel Martin a Senior Lecturer at UCL and Honorary Consultant in Perioperative and Critical Care Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital, London. He is also the Director of the UCL Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment (CASE) Medicine, which is based at the Institute of Sports Exercise and Health. His research interests include human adaptation to hypoxia, the microcirculation, perioperative optimisation of high risk patients, and liver transplantation. He is the intensive care lead for the national High Level Isolation Unit for viral haemorrhagic fevers at the Royal Free hospital and was involved in caring for patients in the recent Ebola outbreak.

Steve Mathieu @stevemathieu75


Steve is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia and Faculty Tutor at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. He developed and maintains the Wessex ICS website and is co-editor of the The Bottom Line and ICM Case Summaries. All are FOAMed sites with a growing reputation for education and training. He is a co-director for the Portsmouth INtensive Care Exam Revision (PINCER) Course.

He has an interest in medical education, information technology and patient and relative experience

¦ WessexICS ¦ The Bottom Line ¦ ICM Case Summaries ¦

Ashley Miller


Ashley is a Uk based intensivist with an interest in Intensive Care Ultrasound and runs the very helpful website

Fiona Moffatt @fimo18243b30a


Fiona obtained a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Physiotherapy from the University of Manchester in 1991. She subsequently completed an M.Sc. in Physiology at University College London in 1997. Fiona’s clinical expertise is the management of the acutely ill adult and patients with cardio-respiratory dysfunction. She is the co-author of a textbook and chapters in this field. Fiona has also worked as an extended scope practitioner within a Critical Care Outreach Team.

In October 2010, Fiona commenced a PhD jointly funded by The Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness and The University of Nottingham. The PhD explores how contemporary UK policy discourse constructs the rights and responsibilities of healthcare professionals in terms of productive healthcare, how this is made manifest in practice, and the implications for professional autonomy/identity. The thesis is titled “Working the production line: Productivity and professional identity in the emergency department”. The PhD was awarded in March 2014.

David Naumann @dave_surg

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Major David Naumann is a clinical research fellow and PhD student with the Defence Medical Services Academic Department of Military Surgery and Trauma. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2006, and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2008. During his military service, he has provided pre-hospital trauma care to battlefield casualties in Afghanistan whilst embedded with the infantry. David is currently investigating the mechanisms of microcirculatory dysfunction following traumatic haemorrhagic shock, and he is an investigator in the RePHILL study (A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of pre-hospital blood product administration versus standard care for traumatic haemorrhage).

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Valerie Page is an ICU consultant and clinical leader in delirium

Brijesh Patel @doctorbrijpatelicimages


Brij Patel is NIHR Clinical Lecturer within the Section of Anaesthetics, Pain Medicine and Intensive Care based at the Chelsea & Westminster Campus of Imperial College London. He initially received training in general internal medicine at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, subsequently pursuing clinical interests in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. He was recruited into the ‘Walport’ integrated clinical academic programme at Imperial College London in 2007 and undertook a PhD (2010-2013) through a prestigious Wellcome Trust clinical training fellowship. He was awarded the Intensive Care Society Gold Medal for Research at the SoA meeting in 2011. He has completed intensive care medicine training through Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College and Royal Brompton hospital intensive care units and remains an honorary fellow within the severe respiratory failure/ECMO service at the Royal Brompton. In 2014, he was appointed as Clinical Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and is near completion of higher anaesthesia training through the Imperial School of Anaesthesia. His current research focuses on cellular death and resolution of injury/inflammation within experimental and human models of critical illness. He is currently funded by the NIHR, NIAA and the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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Dr Susanna Price is a Consultant Cardiologist and Intensivist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London. Her specialist interests are critical care of the GUCH patient, cardiogenic shock (including extracorporeal support) and echocardiography for transcatheter valve interventions, cardiac surgery and intensive care. She has been a co-author for several guidelines published by the European Society of Cardiology, including most recently Valvular Heart Disease (2012), Noncardiac Surgery (2014), Endocarditis (2015) and Pericardial Disease (2016). She sits on numerous committees, including the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress Programme Committee, Press Committee, Education Committee, and Task Force for Education online. She is a board member of the ESC Acute Cardiovascular Care Association, where she additionally chairs the Education Committee. She is additionally a member of the ALS subcommittee of the Resuscitation Council, UK.

johnprowleJohn Prowle


John Prowle is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London and an Honorary Consultant Physician in Intensive Care Medicine and Renal Medicine at The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK. He graduated in medicine from the University of Cambridge in 1999 and undertook Doctoral Research under the supervision of Prof Rinaldo Bellomo in Melbourne, Australia leading to the award of his MD degree in 2013.

Dr Prowle’s academic interests include the Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment and Outcomes of Acute Kidney Injury, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies in the ICU, Fluid Therapy and Medical Complications of Major Surgery. Since 2009 he has co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, including chapters related to Acute Kidney Injury in forthcoming editions of the Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology and the Oxford Textbook of Critical Care.

Sarah Quinton @scarryqwQr3pTcS

Sarah Quentin is Head Nurse and an Advanced Critical Care Practitioner at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.  She is a past chair of the National Outreach Forum

Manu Shankar-Hari @msh_manumsh-1


Manu Shankar-Hari is a critical care physician at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and a senior lecturer in research (hon) in the Asthma Allergy and Lung Biology division at King’s College London. He chairs the Sepsis Quality Improvement Project at the hospital.

After completing MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, he is working on a PhD in Immunology from King’s College London focussing on B lymphocyte responses in sepsis. 

Manu’s research focuses on lymphocyte biology and epidemiology of sepsis related critical illness. His immunobiology research explores the acute and longer term changes in immunoglobulins, free light chains and B lymphocyte abnormalities in sepsis related critical illness, alongside neutrophil surface markers of infection. His epidemiology research explores the reasons for international variations in sepsis epidemiology, how heterogeneity in sepsis outcomes could inform health policy and the determinants of long-term mortality in sepsis acute illness survivors.

Ella Segaran @ESegaranYHLDAosy


Ella is a critical care dietician based in London and an active member of the Intensive Care Society Nurse and Allied Healthcare Professionals Committee.

Phil SmithPhil Smith


We are husband and wife and have been married now for almost 9 years. We live in a lovely village in Buckinghamshire with our 3 daughters Molly, Esme and Dora.


I work for the Metropolitan Police as a finance manager and am a mad AFC. Wimbledon fan.

In Sept 2011 at the tender age of 41 I had a cardiac arrest whilst playing badminton and was admitted to Milton Keynes intensive care unit where I spent 3 weeks in a drug enduced coma

In total I was in either Milton Keynes or the John Radcliffe hospital for 6 weeks before being discharged. I am now honoured to be a trustee and treasurer for ICU Steps since September 2013.

Charlotte Summers @charlot_summersCharlotte Summers


Charlotte is the University Lecturer in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Cambridge. She initially graduated from the University of Southampton, and later undertook a PhD (University of Cambridge) alongside her Higher Specialist Training in Respiratory (East of England) and Intensive Care Medicine (London). She was appointed at the UK’s first NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine, and later went on to spend two years as Assistant Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, funded by a Fulbright Scholarship and a Wellcome Trust Clinician Scientist Fellowship. Charlotte’s research interests are the cellular mechanisms of acute pulmonary inflammation, which she addresses using a range of, experimental, translational and early phase clinical studies.

Mervyn SingerSingerMervyn


Mervyn Singer is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London. His primary research interests are sepsis and multi-organ failure, infection, shock and haemodynamic monitoring. Funding for these activities primarily comes from the Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council and National Institute for Health Research. He developed an oesophageal Doppler haemodynamic monitor that is now in widespread use worldwide, the use of which has been shown in multiple studies to improve outcomes after major surgery and reduce length of stay.

He has led on a number of important multi-centre trials in critical care. He has authored various papers and textbooks including the Oxford Handbook of Critical Care, now in its 3rd Edition, and is a Council member of the International Sepsis Forum. He was the first UK intensivist to be awarded Senior Investigator status by the National Institute for Health Research, and to be invited to give plenary lectures at the European and US Intensive Care Congresses.

Tamas Szakmany @iamyourgasman_5210186dev


Tamas Szakmany is a Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. Tamas graduated at the University of Pecs, Hungary, where he then went on to gain his PhD in Critical Care.

He moved to the UK in 2004 and after different jobs in Merseyside and London, he moved to sunny south Wales to join Cwm Taf University Health Board in 2008. He was the Lead Clinician for Intensive Care from 2009 until 2012 and recently has been appointed as one of the Clinical Leads for the South Wales Critical Care Network. After seven years in a medium size DGH, he recently joined the team at the Royal Gwent Hospital to help to develop the new Specialist Critical Care Centre.

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jeckoJecko Thachil


Jecko Thachil is Consultant Haematologist at the Manchester Royal Infirmary working as a specialist who deals with bleeding and clotting problems in various specialities of internal medicine. His special interest is in the mechanisms of thrombosis in different clinical situations, especially infection and trauma. His research work primary focuses on the role of platelets in this scenario; his group have specifically looked at how platelets interact with white cells in inflammation and sepsis.

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Tim Walsh is Professor of Critical Care at Edinburgh University, Scotland and Honorary Consultant in Critical Care at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh. He is also current head of Department of Anaesthesia, Critical care, and Pain medicine in the Edinburgh University School of Clinical Sciences He trained in Edinburgh and undertook MD research in the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit, studying oxygen transport during liver transplantation and in acute liver failure. He was appointed consultant in transplantation anaesthesia and intensive care at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in 1999.

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Dorothy WadewadeDorothy


Dorothy Wade works as a chartered health psychologist in the Critical Care Unit at UCH. She is registered as a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, and has a PhD in psychology and health care evaluation from University College London.

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Janindra Warusavitarne is a colorectal surgeon whose clinical practice encompasses all aspects of colorectal surgery with a special interest in intestinal failure, inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer.

Janindra relocated from Australia when he was offered an appointment at St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow (a national and international referral centre of excellence for intestinal and colorectal disorders). After completing his surgical training, Janindra undertook full-time research (focusing on the genetics of colorectal cancer) and was awarded a PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Janindra is an academic surgeon – combining hands on clinical practice with ongoing research into colorectal diseases. He is a Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London while also maintaining his appointments at the University of New South Wales, Australia and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia.

Janindra’s clinical practice encompasses all aspects of colorectal surgery with a special interest in intestinal failure, inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer. He also has extensive experience in complex laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal surgery.

Julia Wendon9242


A consultant intensivist and hepatologist at Kings college Hospital. Has  a specific interest in liver critical care (acute liver failure, cirrhosis and liver trauma) and a research interest in immune dysfunction, brain oedema and prognostication

Adrian Wong @avkwong224590_10152166961980165_2134641098_n


Adrian is a newly appointed Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is an active supporter of FOAMed and an editor on The Bottom Line.

He has an interest in Point-of-Care Imaging, Medical Education and Clinical Governance on the ICU.

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Dr Duncan Wyncoll was appointed to Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust as a full-time intensive care consultant in 1999.

Apart from general clinical duties within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), he also is involved in research involving blood products for critically ill patients and studies involved with infection prevention in the ICU.