Major Surgery, Perioperative Medicine and Research Fellowship

Learn about pre-assessment for high risk surgical patients and gain clinical experience of anaesthesia in major surgery

About this fellowship

Supervisors: Dr Ramanathan (Nathan) Kasivisvanathan, Perioperative Medicine and Dr Shaman Jhanji, Research

Length: Six-month post, extendable to 12 months subject to satisfactory internal review

Eligibility: Open to all post-fellowship anaesthetic specialist registrars who wish to develop a further interest in anaesthetic pre-assessment and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET)

Time commitment: The trainee would be expected to have two sessions per week in high-risk pre-assessment clinics, including training in CPET, a minimum of one major cancer surgery list per week, and an additional on-call commitment based in Chelsea or Sutton, with some dedicated academic time to pursue relevant projects. This equates to approximately 80% clinical commitment and 20% academic commitment, and would add up to an average 48-hour week

Opportunities: Specific opportunities include, but are not limited to, those described in the job description, and as below:

  • Undertake the Diploma in Perioperative Medicine (partially funded)
  • In-house training on how to perform and interpret Cardiopulmonary Exercise Tests
  • Be involved in Basic Science or Clinical Research, including recruiting to ongoing multicentre trials
  • Clinical experience in major surgery cases including sarcoma, urology, gynae-oncology and gastrointestinal
  • Attend preassessment and CPET clinics, progressing to independently running the clinics during the course of the post

For more details, please contact the Fellowships team on fellowships@rmh.nhs.uk