Upper GI and Hepatobiliary Fellowship

Follow complex and high risk patient journeys while working across joint anaesthesia and surgical teams, preoperative assessments and surgical anaesthesia

About this fellowship

Supervisors: Dr Matthew Hacking, upper GI and Dr Rao Baikady Ravishankar, hepatobiliary.

Length: Six-month post, extendable up 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 upper GI and hepatobiliary anaesthesia.

Time commitment: The trainee would be expected to have one to two days per week spent in upper GI and hepatobiliary theatre lists, time spent in upper GI and hepatobiliary MDT (multi-disciplinary team) meetings, and pre-assessment, with one day a week of clinical service commitment to theatres, and an additional on-call commitment based in Chelsea or Sutton. Some time would be dedicated to academic activities 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)
  • Recruit and consent upper GI/HPB patients to ongoing multicentre trials
  • Learn the techniques of anaesthesia for major gastrointestinal and hepatic resection surgery
  • Learn about preassessment of patients including the use of Cardiopulmonary exercise testing as a risk assessment tool
  • Attend upper GI/HPB MDT meetings when possible

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