Dr Torsten Beutlhauser

Consultant Anaesthetist/ Lead Consultant for Paediatric Anaesthesia

Specialism: Anaesthetics, Children and young people, Intensive/critical care

Available at: Chelsea, Sutton

Special interests

  • anaesthesia for urology, gynae-oncology and plastic surgery
  • anaesthesia for paediatric oncology
  • intensive care medicine


Dr med. Torsten Beutlhauser is a Consultant for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, appointed to The Royal Marsden in 2014.

After undergraduate and specialist training at Department for Anaesthesiology, Charité-University Hospital in Berlin, he completed all required examinations and became a certified anaesthesiologist and intensive care specialist, appointed by the Medical Chamber in Berlin in 2008. He also worked as a Research Fellow in the Charité Research Centre for Anaesthesia which led to the award of a higher degree – MD (Res) in 2010. In October 2010, he was appointed Lead Consultant at the Department for Anaesthesiology, Charité University Hospital in Berlin.

The main focus of his senior medical work started in the anaesthesiological sector of the orthopaedic department, trauma and reconstructive surgery, the emergency ward, the Post-Anaesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and poly-trauma management. Following his appointment as a Lead Consultant, he rotated as supervising anaesthesiological Lead Consultant in all operative subspecialties.

The medical topics of Dr. Beutlhauser’s work as a consultant are complex and multifaceted. In particular, they include the fields of: general, vascular and cancer surgery, paediatric anaesthesia, pain therapy and oncology emergencies. In these, he is responsible for the anaesthesiological treatment of high-risk patient, those with congenital heart disease, cancer disease and those suffering from high-grade cardiopulmonary risk, of all ages, as well as for the introduction of ultrasound-guided anaesthesia of peripheral nerves, sympathicolysis and special nerve blocks.

The emphasis of his scientific work is medical, seeking to characterise pathological pain. His own current priorities are the introduction and development of standards in perioperative pain treatment through the implementation of new medical research approaches and through workshops to impart the planning, methodology and execution of clinical studies.

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