Dr Elizabeth Whitehead is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Ealing Hospital in London and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Department of Anaesthetics at Imperial College School of Medicine. She was appointed the Divisional Director for Surgery and Critical Care for the Ealing Hospital NHS Trust in 2003, having been the Clinical Director of Anaesthesia from 2001.
Dr Whitehead undertook her medical training at King’s College Hospital, before moving into anaesthetic training at St. Thomas’ Hospital, where she obtained her Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1987. Her advanced training took place at the London Chest Hospital, the Middlesex, Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children and at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. She then spent 2 years as a Consultant Anaesthetist at the London Chest Hospital before her appointment to Ealing Hospital in 1994.
Dr Whitehead has admitting rights to the Bupa Cromwell Hospital, Clementine Churchill, Parkside Hospital and Wellington Hospitals in London. She specialises in anaesthesia for endocrine surgery, colorectal surgery and neurosurgery, however she undertakes anaesthesia across all the surgical specialities. She has particular interests in Intensive Care and the peri-operative care of the high risk patient. She has developed, with Dr Mary Laban, the use of remifentanil as a sedation technique in local anaesthetic approaches to neck exploration.
Anaesthesia Department Ealing Hospital London UB1 3HW United Kingdom
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